According to CryptoSlate, CryptoSlate Research said that, like gold, Bitcoin, as a means of settlement and a means of value storage, provides measurable utility and can help people “exit” the traditional financial system. These features are part of Bitcoin's core value proposition – it cannot be controlled, whether it is used for legitimate or illegal purposes. This will allow Bitcoin to be subject to strict scrutiny by the government, especially as the government becomes aware of its risks to the financial system. Fortunately, it is futile for holders to block a distributed, license-free system of the size of Bitcoin. As for the fake gold bars, perhaps the blockchain can solve this problem.