The Rise of Bitcoin

  • Henri Arslanian
  • Fabrice Fischer


Context is critical to understanding the creation of Bitcoin. In 2008, the world was in the midst of the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression. The prestigious 164-year-old investment bank Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy and American International Group (AIG), the biggest insurer in America, had to be bailed out with a US$85 billion loan by the New York Federal Reserve Bank.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henri Arslanian
    • 1
  • Fabrice Fischer
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong
  2. 2.Blu ltdHong KongHong Kong

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