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Twelve years have passed since a whitepaper introduced Blockchain and Bitcoin to the world. A lot has changed, not only to its applications but also in how the world perceives them. Cryptocurrencies have worldwide applications, so it's no surprise that nations took notice and started working on their national frameworks. The first cryptocurrency policy took place in June of 2014. That's when Canada’s

Institutional investment in bitcoin has seen a steady increase over the past decade. While for some, this raises concern for the potential of crowding out retail investors, the opposite is likely to be true. A rise of involvement from institutions has increased market liquidity, price stability and aided in a heightened reputation among governments and regulators.1 Despite this, wide adoption has been stifled

The world economy faced numerous obstacles throughout this century. Whether through depressions, financial bubbles or as of more recently, Covid-19, the globalised structures of capital are constantly challenged. Nations still have a long way to go before recovering from the current pandemic recession. The value chain shock caused by the crisis has shed light on the fragility of traditional systems and has shown

Ever since its first implementations, global stock markets have provided the mainstream media with stereotypes of a fast-paced environment, where money comes and goes at a staggering pace as investors squeeze in their orders amongst hundreds of available options. Until fairly recently, the common image of a stock exchange were wall street brokers running around the halls, screaming orders from the top of

Originally published on Capitalist Exploits on September 24, 2020. The cryptocurrency world is certainly no stranger to China. Since 2009, when bitcoin first entered the world stage, the Asian nation has been in a turbulent relationship with the network and its technologies. The sovereign government went from banning the use of bitcoin in 2013, to actually adopting its technology, with president Xi Jinping stressing