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Bitcoin: A Response to the 2008 Financial Crisis

The 2008 financial crisis exposed the weaknesses of traditional banking systems and led to a loss of trust in centralised institutions. In response, Bitcoin emerged as a decentralised digital currency, offering an alternative to traditional financial systems.

2008 Global Crisis, its effects and acceptance of Bitcoin

The 2008 financial crisis, also known as the global financial crisis, was a severe worldwide economic downturn that began in 2007 and reached its peak in 2008. It was triggered by the bursting of the housing bubble in the United States, fueled by excessive risk-taking and irresponsible lending practices by financial institutions.

Governments around the world implemented various measures to stabilise their economies, including injecting capital into troubled banks, bailing out major financial institutions, and implementing monetary and fiscal stimulus packages.

During the crisis, people experienced the consequences of relying on intermediaries and witnessed the failure of banks deemed “too big to fail.” This created frustration and a growing distrust of centralised authorities. In October 2008, an anonymous person or group named Satoshi Nakamoto published a whitepaper introducing Bitcoin, a peer-to-peer electronic cash system.Read More

Ruchi Tomar
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