Consider the following:
>Your country is in massive debt due to
>Poor spending by government
>Corruption from outside influences
Suddenly your country has a debt to gdp of close to 100% and rising. There is no possible way to realistically eliminate this debt. Well, along come some clever folks who have an idea.
"What if the value of some asset that all countries have were to suddenly explode in price. They could use that underlying asset to pay off their debt. Hmm, a lot of countries have gold. What if gold suddenly was worth $10,000 / ounce. Would that be enough to wipe off the debt? Hmm, gold might be too tricky/complicated, let's look to a cryptocurrency like XRP..." and so on