10 Predictions for 2021: China, Bitcoin, Taxes, Stablecoins and More

10 Predictions for 2021: China, Bitcoin, Taxes, Stablecoins and More

2020 was an awful year for the world but a breakthrough one for crypto writ large. Here are 10 trends to watch for next year.


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