There is nothing inherently wrong or unsavory or ill-conceived regarding absentee ownership. This is simply a consequence of a system that has a persisting value in what it is rating and ranking, so a business arrangement can continue over time and the exchange of goods and services arranged in such a way that both parties are satisfied. In that win-win scenario, there is no need to be worried about who gets what, who has an advantage, or even who is setting the rules. The virtue of a recognizable standardized currency is that it is widely recognized and understood to have certain innate value and that streamlines things considerably and it makes business transactions very transparent. One always knows what one is getting—as long as the currency is stable that is.