Crypto: will the bitcoin dream succeed? | The Economist



Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies set out to upend the financial order and replace conventional money. Bitcoin has certainly disrupted the global financial system, but can it ever live up to the hype?

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Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies set out to upend the financial order and replace conventional money. Bitcoin has certainly disrupted the global financial system, but can it ever live up to the hype?

Read our latest report on cryptocurrency:

Find The Economist’s latest finance and economics coverage:

Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter to keep up to date with our latest coverage:

The competitive business of crypto mining:

Why is mining bitcoin bad for the environment?:

Read more about the environmental cost of bitcoin mining:

How does finance view bitcoin?:

Will banks survive the transition to digital money?:
Read more about the rise of e-money:

The value of scarcity in bitcoin:

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