We’re on a never-ending march of increased globalization and recognition of all humans as our peers. If Merchants don’t cross borders, troops will.
It always struck me as strange that Free Trade agreements required any agreement at all. These long and wordy documents would spell out the rules of just how free the trade would actually be. Each agreement protects the national interests of each country by prescribing the tariffs and taxes for various goods and services. These agreements typically privilege certain classes at the expense of others, in the form of hidden costs passed down to consumers.
Bitcoin has the ability to break down the walls of sanctioned nations. While supporting undemocratic and hostile leaders is the goal of these economic sanctions by the west on counties like Belarus, the toll it takes on the common people is unconscionable.