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6 Explanations for Crypto's Fascination With Coronavirus

Is it about self-sovereignty? About BTC as a reserve asset? Or are we just Chicken Little prophets of doom?

Feb 25, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 13, 2021 at 12:21 p.m. UTC

We're concerned about coronavirus, but why? Is it about self-sovereignty? About BTC as a reserve asset? Or are we just Chicken Little prophets of doom?

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The spread of Coronavirus has dominated the news cycle across industries, but the discussion has been particularly fierce in both the finance and tech worlds, with crypto right in the lead. 

For a month or more, prominent crypto voices have been discussing the event in terms of skepticism of reported government cases, questions of market impact and plans for personal preparation. 

NLW surveyed more than 1,500 people on Crypto Twitter to ask why the crypto community was so interested in the Coronavirus.

These were the top answers:

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