Since Bitcoin’s launch in 2009 in the wake of the global financial crisis, investors, companies, and governments have grappled with what this new asset class means for investment portfolios, society, and the global economy. Were the detractors, like Johannes Trithemius, the 15th century monk who feared the printing press, simply Luddites? Or were the advocates ahead of themselves on a transformative technology? From where we sit in 2021, however, regardless of your stance on the path of development and regulation, it appears digital assets are here to stay.