Bitcoin has no intrinsic value as an asset. Never had. It yields no cash, generates no income and serves no useful legal purpose.
It is most useful for money-laundering. If you need to get your money out of the country, fast, bitcoin is a pretty good way to do it.
I road-tested it back in the Big Bitcoin Bubble of December 2017, buying bitcoin from a machine in London, England, with pounds sterling, then using them online to buy a gold krugerrand in the U.S. for delivery to my office. It worked pretty well.
You could probably use bitcoin to bribe your kid’s way into college, though I suspect gold coins would be better.
Eulogy made by Brett Arends