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Juliane Mendelsohn grew up in South Africa before moving to Berlin, where she lectures at the Free University on banking regulation and European law. She is a former finalist of the World Debating Championship.
Bitcoin is more than just an alternative digital currency: it is the emancipation from a financial system that whitewashes the money of drug cartels, manipulates its own rates, and bets on the bankruptcy of homeowners and entire states.
Five years after the outbreak of the euro crisis, Greece still lies in shambles. The government and the Troika cling to hopes of “pre-crisis prosperity” but reality paints a different picture – a very, very bleak one.
Unlike Peter Pan, Europeans need to grow up. Rather than clinging to false fairy-tales, we must realize that the over-arching ideologies no longer function and that we cannot return to a state where we separate our fates along national borders.