Traditional monies on the other hand offer us very little in the way of assurances. The metrics that determine production or production are often at the whims of an administration and in less developed countries, truly game ending inflation has rendered lifetimes of saving virtually worthless. The governing authorities have done little to inspire confidence and there has simply never been a planned fiat currency that can function and thrive off natural demand. Commoditized monies on the other hand, do share some of the characteristics of elastic tokens. They are rules based, stated en avance, non-dilutive as owners will always maintain the same percentage of the total supply irrespective of a fluctuating supply. The expansion and contraction mechanism not only exert countercyclical pressure, they are also shock absorbent. For these reasons alone, the rationale for their creation and existence can not questioned. Allowing crypto traders the opportunity to stay out of the markets while being able to retain value is as inherent to a marketplace as the commerce itself.