“Bitcoin is part of an old protest tradition”
A specialist in economic history, Eric Monnet is director of studies at EHESS and professor at the Paris School of Economics. He received the 2022 Best Young Economist Awardawarded by the Circle of Economists and The world.
Are cryptocurrencies an innovative project in monetary history?
The bitcoin – in any case as it appeared at the beginning – is part of the continuity of a protest tradition which considers that the State has too great a hold on monetary power. This tradition is old: it was notably…