Comment: A quadrillion here, a quadrillion there ...

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A quadrillion here, a quadrillion there ...

So ... FRNs aren't scarce, and there are 100x as many pennies as FRNs, so pennies are even less scarce.

If the economy doesn't collapse first I guess the number of dollars in existence, in pennies, will get to 2.1 quadrillion. Or to look for a way to use numbers that big, the national debt is 1.7 quadrillion pennies, that's already in the ballpark. Google tells me that the Japanese national debt is a quadrillion yen.

Somehow I don't find these comparisons very reassuring for bitcoin but I don't deny that FRNs and debt in FRNs have blown up to the point that yes, counted in pennies, you can get into the quadrillions. Yikes.