As many of you know, much of my work focuses on macro investing and key concepts/trends influencing Bitcoin and crypto assets more broadly. Given the nascency of this space, a sizable portion of my time has focused on the former, especially as institutional interest in BTC continues to gain steam.
In a recent interview, I was asked “aside from Bitcoin, what are you most excited about when it comes to crypto and digital assets?” I realized that, although I’ve discussed this countless times internally, I hadn’t really published much addressing this specific question. Obviously, there are many possibilities, but one of the most exciting opportunities (in my opinion) revolves around the widening gap between the “haves” and “have nots”, more formally known as income and wealth inequality.
Now, let’s be clear: crypto and digital assets by themselves will not eradicate income and wealth inequality; there’s plenty of political reform needed to structurally change today’s unbalanced economic scales. However, decentralized networks and digital assets can very well be part of the solution, which in an increasingly polarized world is a conversation worth having.
The Inequality Problem
In my opinion, widening inequality is one of the biggest economic challenges we face today. And it’s not just a US issue; m