If you were not already seeing how all money is based on nothing but sheer belief, perhaps now that may become more clear. Everything was based on gold and then everything was based on dollars, pretty much just because the US could say so. Good for us. Bad for the world. Actually, not great for us either. Great for the US government. The whole world is basing their money off of ours as the ultimate unit of value, and the US government can print as many of those units as often as it wants, as we have seen with the trillions of dollars that have been printed in response to the pandemic this year.