Beyond the Curve:
Since the invention of the internet's Digital Gold, the Bitcoin cryptocurrency has inspired 5,500 other cryptocurrencies to emerge over the last 11 years- all with varying degrees of successful adoption.
For over a decade the Bitcoin experiment has been triumphantly declared 'dead' over 350 times by those who believe that it has 'no intrinsic value', is 'not a currency' and not warn not to invest in 'Fool's Gold'.
Yet the censorship-resistant Bitcoin, like the internet on which it runs, continues to function in spite of the naysayers and today has a market capitalization of over USD160 billion.
- Could cryptocurrencies drive national insecurity by encouraging capital flight?
- How should a country respond?
- Should a country issue a cashless digital currency of its own to compete?
Pindar Wong- Internet Pioneer, Former Chairman of ICANN
Megha Vishwanath- Technical Editor, CNBC