The 2008 financial crisis laid the groundwork for Bitcoin’s genesis and although at first its uptake was slow, what its supporters had just witnessed convinced them that bitcoin was the future.
Jumping forwards to the present day, the world is faced with a very different type of crisis. One that centres around public health, the collapse of international supply chains, and unbelievably, country wide quarantines.
Yet so far, the global response in the West has in many ways been very similar to 2008. Notably, governments printing new money to keep the economy afloat.