The price of bitcoin (BTC) is currently, much to the disappointment of investors, very deep under water. At the time of writing, the price of a single bitcoin is even less than $30,000. It is therefore not surprising that, according to a study by Markteffect, the confidence of the Dutch in bitcoin is currently historically low.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has transformed the geopolitical landscape of the transatlantic region, perhaps the greatest example being Finland and Sweden’s newfound enthusiasm for joining NATO. After a couple of centuries of military neutrality, or at least military nonalignment, both countries have submitted their applications to join the Western military alliance.
Before inflation began to eat the American economy alive, impeachflation had already undermined the office of the presidency. Donald Trump was only the third president to have been impeached. Yet he was impeached twice: in December 2019, for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress; and in January 2021, for ‘incitement to insurrection’ following the riots on Capitol Hill on 6 January.
Finland has been building bunkers since the 1960s as a defence system against Russia. Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, European countries have been bolstering their defence systems in anticipation of further aggression from Russian president Vladimir Putin. It seems as though Finland had the foresight, even during friendlier times, to prepare for any attack from its eastern neighbour.