That's good because there's going to need to be a big crowd-sourced think tank kind of effort to continue to be creative in exploring novel strategies like this since all strategies have their culminating points of success just before your adversary adapts to them, after which point using them again wipes you out since they'll be waiting and counting on you.
And even if they can't come up with a counter-move that stops squeezes nobody's going to want to risk shorting anything after a while so at some point one way or another there won't be targets to go after.
It's so rare to win a battle that it feels like winning a war. But it ain't over yet by a long shot.
A next step might be an underground currency based on flash drives and QR codes. Which would just be an existing cryptocurrency upgraded to be able to be exchanged directly person to person (in person, like cash) and is widely enough adopted to actually work as such. All it takes is a critical mass of adoption to reach the tipping point, and as fucked as it is in so many ways social media might finally have become the catalyst that can make it happen.Tell a friend.
Still, the backlash must be expected and planned for. A peek at U.S. history suggests that the most heinous, blasphemous crime possible to commit as far as the state and ruling class are concerned is to fuck with the money.
I bet they wish they'd cut loose with a decent COVID relief package back when it might have mattered and all the rabble wouldn't have been so easy to rouse now while we're still so deep in all this pandemic madness. I'm taking for granted here that the mega-corps and the gov't at the levels where it counts are ultimately a monolith, and just as cold.