Bitcoin, The Anti-Violent Digital Establishment
Too Long; Didn't ReadThroughout history, highly disruptive periods have tended to show three characteristics:
1. Major losses of confidence in a society’s central institutions
2. Previously-fringe ideas making their way to the center of the socioeconomic order
3. A strong, committed group of leaders driving the change
Bitcoin exhibits all three of these.
This piece travels back to ancient Rome, medieval Germany and The French Revolution to examine how history might just be rhyming right now.