Over the past decade, we’ve seen explosive and unprecedented growth in the cryptocurrency market. In 2008, one Bitcoin was worth $0.003. Today, the price of Bitcoin sits at $7500 after hitting an all-time high of $20,000 during December 2017’s historic bull run. While Bitcoin was experiencing exponential price discovery, people around the world started realizing our collective reliance on banks for financial services and the importance of individual financial privacy. We live in a world where first world countries like Japan and Sweden have implemented negative interest rates, international wire transfers are costly and time-consuming, and 2 billion people remain unbanked and without access to basic financial services.