CNBC Interviews Reaffirms Bitcoin’s Position in the Global Economy

By October 2, 2016Bitcoin Business

Bitcoin, the popular digital currency is going strong despite snail-paced development when it comes to fixing scalability issues. The previous concerns about Bitcoin turning into a very long failed experiment seems to be resolving itself. A series of interviews conducted by a leading financial media outlet has reaffirmed faith in the digital currency. However, this doesn’t mean that road ahead is smooth for Bitcoin. The emergence of Bitcoin as a valuable, alternate form of currency was influenced by troubles in the global economy. Bitcoin was introduced during the times of crisis facing the global economy which forced a lot of big American banks to either shut down or seek the government bailout. Since then, Bitcoin has been slowly expanding its community until it turned into a major force by the end of 2013. With signs of trouble still lingering over the US economy, Bitcoin reached its all-time high of over $1100 before it came crashing, thanks to the Mt Gox incident. The dip was further affected by FBI’s action against Silk Road, a popular darknet marketplace. Bitcoin became popular as the go-to currency for illegal transactions involving drugs, weapons, and contraband. While the digital currency gained notoriety as the preferred currency of the criminal kind, it received the much-required exposure (even though negative) to gain more adoption. Cybercriminals, darknet marketplaces aside, the cryptocurrency has since then managed to shed its negative image to become the most popular alternative to conventional fiat currency. Bitcoin now holds a unique position in the global economy as currency and an asset. According to, average Bitcoin transactions per day has crossed 200,000 compared to 90,000 during the peak in 2013. Many countries have recognized bitcoin as a financial instrument. However, the digital currency now faces stiff competition from other altcoins which have managed […]

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