Herr Jordan, die Schweiz braucht eine neutrale Währung!

Angesichts globaler Konflikte und grassierender Inflation dürfte sich eine Investition der Schweizerischen Nationalbank in Bitcoin als langfristig kluge Entscheidung erweisen. Zusammen mit Luzius Meisser, Gründer der Bitcoin Association Switzerland, habe ich einen Beitrag zur Debatte verfasst, ob und in welchem Umfang die Schweizerische Nationalbank Bitcoins erwerben und halten solle. Der Beitrag ist in der Aprilausgabe […]

Bitcoin at 10 – Money in a World of Tokens

On this very day ten years ago – January 3, 2009 –, the Bitcoin network went live. Bitcoin’s first block, the Genesis Block, includes a short message as a reminder that the world was, at the time, finding itself in the midst of the biggest financial crisis since the 1920s. The message refers to the […]

Negative interest rates and the redistribution of…

The background Negative interest rates are currently a hot topic. Mainstream economists consider them necessary since overall public debt levels are at historic highs (as a result, monetary policy has continuously adopted the goals of fiscal policy), the stability of the financial system is fragile due to high-risk assets in the balance sheets of banks […]