Cryptocurrency1 hour ago (May 03, 2021 09:40AM ET)
Will crypto and blockchain shape the future of finance? Experts answer
This is Part Two of a multipart series on blockchain and crypto in China. Read Part One about the digital yuan here.
When Satoshi Nakamoto introduced the Bitcoin (BTC) white paper over a decade ago, it was hard to imagine what role the cryptocurrency sector would play in global finance. Some argue that the invention of blockchain technology is comparable to the revolution brought on by the invention of the internet back in the 1980s. Starting as a niche space for tech enthusiasts, in just 12 years Bitcoin has become a serious player in the financial field, with its market capitalization closing in on Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL), one of the world’s largest tech giants.