Bitcoin: A New Era for Responsible Investment? 

  • If responsible investment is limited to the process of integrating ESG in investment decision-making then it’s probably not relevant.
  • The relevance of Bitcoin to responsible investment depends on how you define responsible investment.
  • If responsible investment is also about the integrity and stability of the financial system then it probably is.

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Bitcoin is a decentralised digital currency, meaning that the database used to record Bitcoins are not centrally controlled. These systems are built using a ‘distributed ledger’, or ‘blockchain’, which is a decentralised public database collectively maintained by a network of people, known as ‘miners’, who run the software. There is no bank or country responsible for issuing Bitcoin meaning there’s no central point that can fail.


Bitcoin: A New Era for Responsible Investment?