Not saying I agree with his views on deflationary currency - but - he is the first/only highly visible gov official (that I'm aware of) that has publicly ruminated on the merits of crypto.
He is awesome because he is taking a run at the status quo (though it seems like he just folded rather badly).
The idea is pretty straight forward:
Yanis blogs about Bitshares and finds flaws - win, we get huge exposure and maybe learn a thing or two.
Yanis blogs about Bitshares and likes it - win, we get huge exposure and maybe a new supporter.
He is not going to like Bitshares. That is absurd. He is a Keynesian socialist and wants to spend other peoples' money through the coercive medium of taxation for projects which he and his political cronies can bribe and/or con the electorate into accepting since the voters think they will not have to pay for them. Or funded through the equally coercive but much more subtle con of deficit spending funded by the very bankers he pretends to oppose. Eventually .you run out of other peoples' money. Or you have given up all of your freedoms to those providing the loans.But not before Yanis and his cronies have used a goodly portion of it for their own ends (not necessarily material, perhaps status/power related).
The Greek/EU situation is theater.
Yanis wrote his PhD thesis on game theory. So even if you think you may be getting a supporter, you better be covering your behind. Look at the working man in the "Labour" Party who voted for Tony Blair. What a joke.
Yanis will fight the bankers to the last drop of YOUR blood (as is becoming apparent) , not his own. Far, far better to concentrate on Andreas Antonopoulous who held the ethical and truly freedom loving and compassionate side in the Yanis/Andreas cryptocurency debate.
Here's hoping "we don't get fooled again"