Is Bitcoin Testing Governments? Global Freedom Index vs Crypto Friendliness

What will governments do to stop private, decentralised currencies?

How do social / political / economic freedom indexes compare to a country’s stance towards Bitcoin? Bitcoin is not getting tested by governments, so much as governments are being tested by Bitcoin. Ideas are more powerful than any one person who contributes to them.

Bitcoin is more than just fair, sound money, but it acts as a mirror to each government’s true colors.


Image 1: Freedom Index (Civil and Political Rights)
Image 1: Freedom Index (Civil and Political Rights)


Image 2: Legal treatment of crypto-currencies.
Image 2: Legal treatment of Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies.


How does your government test?


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