Let’s start with the most significant recession of our generation…
🔹 The 2008 Financial Crisis:
How did it happen again?
Well, many reasons. But here are 3 …
1. Wall Street Got Greedy:
Bankers and financial advisors thought they had the world on a string.
They thought their risky investment strategies would pay off without fail.
This led to massive debt and an unsustainable environment.
2. Flawed Government policies:
The government’s lack of oversight, regulation and enforcement of sensible banking practices encouraged banks to take risks they couldn’t handle.
This resulted in the collapse of some large financial institutions, including:
🏦 Bear Stearns,
🏦 Lehman Brothers, and
🏦 Merrill Lynch.
3. Rampant Speculation:
Banks were lending money to just about anyone – even those with shaky credit histories.
Banks then packaged the crappy loans into Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDOs) and sold them to investors.
Everyone thought the real estate market would continue to 📈.
They were wrong.
Everything came crashing down.
🔹 Recession Lessons:
The 2008 financial collapse taught us about our financial system’s fragility and the importance of sound economic policies and regulations.
There must be another way…
🔹 Blockchain Enters the Chat:
Bitcoin was officially launched through a whitepaper in 2008 created by an unknown person referred to as Satoshi Nakamoto.
Since then, it’s grown into something of a legend: the cryptocurrency that reshaped our perception of what money is and how to use it.
The crypto industry has grown dramatically since then.
As we approach 2023, another recession looms…
👉 Inflation is sky-high.
👉 Intrest Rates are exploding
👉 Captial markets are in the 🗑️.
But this time around, we have something we didn’t have in 2008.
And it’ll act as a lifeboat.
When traditional banking fails you, decentralized cryptocurrencies (crypto) become increasingly attractive.
Crypto allows you to maintain complete autonomy over your assets because they’re stored on a decentralized blockchain instead of within a centralized bank.
Decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols allow you to access services like lending/borrowing and trading without trusting third-party intermediaries.
Individuals maintain 100% control over their finances even in uncertain economic conditions.
Blockchain’s security also adds to its appeal.
💡 You can thank cryptography for that.
The word “cryptography” sounds complex, but its concept is simple.
It uses codes and ciphers to protect data from people who aren’t authorized to see it.
AKA – Instead of sending messages as plain text that anyone can read, cryptography scrambles them so only the intended recipient can decode them.
To do this, both the sender and recipient need to use a key.
Think of it like a secret password that allows you to decipher the code. If you have the correct key, you can unlock the scrambled message!
Cryptocurrencies and DeFi present an attractive alternative to traditional finance because they:
👉 give you greater autonomy over your assets, and
👉 increases data security.
For those who want greater freedom and control over their money (especially during recessions), crypto may be your answer.