there was a finite number of them.
That dream has long considering that been jettisoned in favor of raw hypothesis. Sarcastically, most people care about bitcoin because it seems like an easy solution to get more fiat currency! They don’t own it on account that they wish to purchase pizzas or fuel with it.
Apart from being a terrible strategy to transact electronically – it can be agonizingly sluggish – bitcoin’s success as a speculative play has made it vain as a currency. Why would any one spend it if it’s appreciating so fast? Who would receive one when it’s depreciating rapidly?