BITCOIN CONSPIRACY: What will happen tomorrow?

BITCOIN CONSPIRACY: What will happen tomorrow?

A magazine cover from 30 years ago has led to wild speculation within the Bitcoin community about the significance of October 10, 2018.

In 1988, ‘The Economist’ published the headline “Get ready for a world currency.”

The accompanying image shows a phoenix wearing a gold coin emblazoned with “2018,” the word “ten” and the number “10.”

Could it mean 10/10/2018 is a significant date for Bitcoin?

The Economist issue from 1998

Well, certainly some have taken to Twitter to suggest there could be a major market move incoming.

A 2015 edition of ‘The Economist’ explored Bitcoin and blockchain technology.

Others argue it’s unlikely The Economist was predicting a specific date, but have noted some interesting lines from the article itself, which begins with this bold claim:

“THIRTY years from now, Americans, Japanese, Europeans, and people in many other rich countries, and some relatively poor ones will probably be paying for their shopping with the same currency.”

Now, that clearly hasn’t happened, but many would argue the global digital currency called Bitcoin is gaining momentum.

The article goes on to say:

“… national economic boundaries are slowly dissolving. As the trend continues, the appeal of a currency union across at least the main industrial countries will seem irresistible to everybody except foreign-exchange traders and governments.”

“In time … its value against national currencies would cease to matter, because people would choose it for its convenience and the stability of its purchasing power.”

Another line that would interest cryptocurrency believers, is this:

“As telecommunications technology continues to advance, these transactions will be cheaper and faster still.”

The article finishes by saying we should “pencil in” a global currency for around 2018 and “welcome it when it comes.”

– This article first appeared on, Australia’s leading destination for cryptocurrency and blockchain news. You can read the original article here.