Bitcoin Trucks On While Traditional Financial Ecosystem Burns To The Ground

Bitcoin Trucks On While Traditional Financial Ecosystem Burns To The Ground

Throughout the years, Bitcoin has often been chastised for its price volatility. While it is true big losses and big gains were possible in the Bitcoin world at just about every turn, the digital currency has come to maturity over the past twelve months. At the same time, well-established traditional financial markets are plummeting to the ground and even deeper. All of this makes one wonder where the true volatility lies, and which people should be frowned upon. Regardless of how one wants to look at things, our financial ecosystem has been on the verge of collapsing upon itself for quite....


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