It is indisputable, the dollar is considered the “global currency” due to its wide usage in global savings, trading key commodities such as oil and issuance and settlement of debts. This might not be the case anymore with the massive disruptions brought about by digital currencies.
The COVID-19 global pandemic has forced teams to work from home regardless of what their roles are, while some companies simply suspended operations. The crypto industry, already popular for remote working, is embracing it, but what lies ahead of us should the pandemic come to an end?
The economically struggling South American country and a strong supporter of crypto as a means of payment will see over 20,000 merchants recognize bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as legal tender for shopping come June.
Recent research by a group of scientists has stated that blockchain technology could be used to enhance collaborative exploration and development in response to global pandemics such as COVID-19 through well-timed research collaborations, decentralization, and anonymity of essential information among governments.