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How to Think About Bitcoin

28 April 2021 - 5 min read

There are risks to the venture, but financial innovation is often the result of a back-and-forth between markets and regulators that, in the process, crafts the product that may eventually make it to widespread adoption.

Interest in bitcoin is so relentless, from small individual investors to large asset managers, that large shifts in value have not made a dent in the ascension of this financial innovation.

Is it a distraction or a new trend worth paying attention to, including for its disruptive nature in the financial industry?

It’s hard to know the future of bitcoin, but the underlying blockchain technology has the potential to decentralize finance, either away from banking intermediaries for transactions, or from custodians for proving ownership.

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