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Will the printing of Covid-19 ‘Helicopter Money’ lead to Hyperinflation later?

The SARS-CoV-2 virus is spreading across cities around the world. Thousands are dying as countries lockdown and businesses close. It is the beginning of April, and millions of us are staying indoors hiding away from possible infection. This article is the first in a series of articles looking at the world today to understand the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and anticipate what our near future could be. In doing so, we can adapt to any threats to our financial well-being. This article looks into the government response to Covid-19 and the possibility of triggering inflation and, even worse, hyperinflation.

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Will Bitcoin SV (BSV) topple the incumbents of the Fintec and the payment industry like Netflix toppled Blockbuster?

Internet connections were once too slow for people to stream movies from Netflix. Instead, they borrowed videotapes from Blockbuster to watch at home. In September 2000, after months of trying to set up a meeting, Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings and CFO Barry McCarthy finally got together with Blockbuster CEO John Antioco. Netflix was in trouble. It was on track to lose $50 million that year while tens of other internet-based companies just went bust in the dot-com crash. Blockbuster on the other hand, after having just raised $465 million through an IPO the previous year, was doing very well. Reed and Barry hoped to work with John. They could develop and grow the online arm of Blockbuster, while John and his team maintained its stores.

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