Meltem Demirors on Government Digital Currencies and Why ‘The Halvening’ Gets Weird

Why the narrative of 2019 was the emergence of Central Bank Digital Currencies and why the halving won’t go as people expect

Dec 24, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 13, 2021 at 11:53 a.m. UTC

One of CoinDesk’s ten most influential people of 2019, Meltem Demirors is a crypto renaissance woman, known best for investing, operating as CSO of CoinShares, and for explaining ‘shitcoins’ to Congress.

In this end of year Breakdown, Meltem argues explains why the entrance of governments to the digital asset game is the most significant story of 2019, as well as suggesting that the presence of an entirely new financial infrastructure around bitcoin means the halvening is likely to be unlike what anyone thinks.

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