Brian Keegan: Bitcoin comes of age in a year when a virus changed everything
2020 was the year when some serious investors got over the crypto currency’s twin barriers of intangibility and techie mystique
Whether despite of or because of the pandemic, 2020 has seen radical changes in the way we expect the business world to behave. There were negative interest rates, but there were also negative oil prices. Contrary to all expectations, Irish property prices did not collapse.
And amid the chaos, one particular class of asset, bitcoin, is worth four and a half times more now than a year ago. As I write, one bitcoin is quoted at...
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