I'm not a financial wizard, but maybe that is why this seems simple to me--I can see the forest through the trees.
Currency represents work. We pay currency for a product or service, and it is moderated by a sovereign, who's job it is to see our work is not devalued.
Back in the 70's? there was something called the "Feister Barter Method"(sp?) that popped up, but after a while it died because sovereigns refused to consider it a legitimate coinage. That is really what ought to happen to all crypto currencies, IMHO. Its just a pyramid scheme or ponzie scheme. Look at the definition of the scam I'm talking about and see if it doesn't fit what crypto is all about.
A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investing scam which generates returns for earlier investors with money taken from later investors.
What most peoiple fail to recognize about economics and energy production is that money represents work, and energy is literally "the ability to do work". As energy prices go down, all of our labors purchase more and accomplish more, and add to the prosperity of every person. It ought to be a prime concern for any world leader to drive energy costs DOWN as much as possible. Which is why we're all entitled to think POTUS and his mad clan deserve to be imprisoned.