That's what I was thinking, too, before the OP's post.
Such a 180 degrees turn is only reassuring grand theater and isn't the actual rationale.
They only buy themselves time... And gold.
Let us have no doubts that they will AS FREELY give the world another update any day they want later:
"Well, actually we've changed our mind again. Sorry about that.
Oh, you guys wanna use gold, too?
Ah, so soooorry again, but you gonna have to wait."
"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.
"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius
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