Could chartalism and Bitcoin could work together?
Chartalism, the idea that governments can create money ex nihilo unconstrained by anything other than inflation, and Bitcoin, an alternative currency with a strictly limited supply, are universally seen as being at opposite ends of the ideological spectrum when it comes to monetary economics.
I have a sneaking suspicion that this is not the case, and that the new economic and monetary system that will emerge will involve both a chartalist element and something resembling Bitcoin, if not Bitcoin itself.
This is merely a protoplasm of an idea in my head right now, not a fully thought-out position. But I know it involves separating what have been considered two of the essential features of a currency: Currency as a means of exchange, and currency as a store of value.
Right now all currencies try to fulfill both roles. But what if they were separated? What if a chartalist token served as the means of exchange, and a capped currency like Bitcoin served as the (inherently appreciating) store of value?