2020 Was The Year Bitcoin Funding Went Brrr

2020 Was The Year Bitcoin Funding Went Brrr

2020 was unforgettable, especially for Bitcoin. To help memorialize this year for our readers, we asked our network of contributors to reflect on Bitcoin’s price action, technological development, community growth and more in 2020, and to reflect on what all of this might mean for 2021. These writers responded with a collection of thoughtful and thought-provoking articles. Click here to read all of the stories from our End Of Year 2020 Series. This year has been one that none of us will soon forget. While the world seems like a chaotic place, Bitcoin continues to find its footing and....


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