The bizarre status quo comes from information portal 99Bitcoins, which also tracks press articles declaring Bitcoin will shortly disappear.
On Dec. 1, as Bitcoin prices hovered at just over $10,000, the site’s ‘Bitcoin obituary stats’ formally recorded the 200th Bitcoin death.
The omen came courtesy of Business Insider, which produced an article claiming a “fatal flaw” meant no cryptocurrency could ever become “real” currency.
“A currency has to be a widely used medium of exchange. Cryptocurrencies are never going to achieve that. Period,” UBS Bank’s Wealth Management Global Chief Economist Paul Donovan told the publication…