Could chartalism and Bitcoin could work together?

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?

 

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