In 2014, the humanitarian charity known as “Save the Children” produced a ninety second video designed to show the effect of war on children in a way that hadn’t been done before.
The usual approach that had been hitherto the standard for emotionally charged financial appeals — gentle melancholy minor piano chords playing over slow motion images of children looking to camera with large, mournful eyes accompanied by a hard hitting voiceover — had been completely reimagined.
Instead, Save the Children did something that was in equal measures both brave and brilliant. Rather than show us the effects of war on individuals we might not necessarily relate to in places we might not recognize, they simply bought war to the doorsteps of people and places we are already familiar with. …
In a chance Google search I discovered that Bitcoin had reached a new all-time high (ATH) today.
I was quite surprised about this. After all, as a full time analyst and commentator on the adoption and development of Bitcoin, you would think it was something I would have noticed.
Not only that, but my Twitter feed should be annoyingly full of pictures of “Lambos” and “Moons,” but it wasn’t. Thank God.
Yet, here it was, in green and white, a simple chart showing a wobbly, but undeniably upwards trend line to a new all-time high, unequivocally confirming that the fiat currency equivalent of one bitcoin has definitely reached a value hitherto unseen … in Turkish lira. …
How far we’ve come.
In a little over a decade, Bitcoin has gone from being a little club of geeks sending “magic internet money” to each other to a truly global money phenomenon held by individuals, funds and even publicly listed companies. Like it or loathe it, Bitcoin is almost certainly here to stay.
The main focus, of course, is almost always on price, but this is often just a function of market forces rather than a true indicator of what’s really going on. …