Bitcoin: The Resilient Solution for Uncertain Times

During the financial crisis of 2008, there were no other viable options for a more resilient financial system. Because of that crisis, today there is Bitcoin.

Rosa Shores
March 14, 2023
Bitcoin: The Resilient Solution for Uncertain Times

The current banking system has been around for over a century, providing a crucial backbone to the global economy. Banks generally need to be viewed as pillars of stability in the financial system, with a long history of providing crucial financial services to individuals and businesses alike. As such, many people have come to trust and rely on banks to manage their money and process transactions. This past week, it has been clearly demonstrated that the traditional financial system is not infallible, even in the U.S. Banks are subject to market forces and economic pressures, and their decisions can have far-reaching consequences for individuals and businesses that rely on them. The recent bank collapses of Silicon Valley Bank, Silvergate & Signature Bank  highlight the vulnerabilities of traditional financial institutions and the need for a more stable and secure financial system. 

Bitcoin was created in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, which was caused by a combination of factors, including risky investments in subprime mortgages and the failure of several large financial institutions. The crisis resulted in the same widespread loss of trust in traditional financial institutions that we are seeing now, as well as a need for alternative financial solutions that could provide greater stability and security. In 2008, there were no other viable options. Today, there is Bitcoin.

As the fallout from these collapses continues to unfold, we're seeing unprecedented interest in non-custodial Bitcoin solutions for businesses. Here are a few reasons why.


One of the primary benefits of Bitcoin is its decentralized nature. Unlike traditional banks that are governed by a political apparatus, Bitcoin operates on a distributed network governed by a protocol, meaning there is no central authority controlling the system. This decentralization makes it impossible for any single entity to manipulate or corrupt the system, making it more secure and reliable than traditional financial institutions. In the event of a banking sector collapse, using Bitcoin could be a huge advantage for businesses looking for an alternative financial system that has no center points of failure, is always on, and has no inherent counterparty risks.


Another benefit of Bitcoin is its transparency. Every transaction that occurs on the Bitcoin network is recorded on a public ledger, known as the blockchain. This means that businesses can easily verify transactions programmatically with no clearing house and ensure that their payments are being processed correctly. In contrast, traditional financial institutions can be opaque, making it difficult for businesses to understand exactly where their funds are, how their money is being managed, and how quickly funds can be accessed. By virtue of the blockchain, transactions can be independently verified and balances can be validated without needing to trust a third party.


Bitcoin's security features are another advantage that businesses may find appealing. Bitcoin uses advanced cryptography to secure every transaction, making it virtually impossible for hackers to steal funds or manipulate the system. When managing digital assets in cold storage wallets (offline), it is not possible for hackers to access or steal funds. This is in stark contrast to the traditional banking system, which is vulnerable to a multitude of cyberattacks and fraud.


Finally, non-custodial Bitcoin solutions give businesses more control over their money. With traditional banking, businesses must trust banks and custodians to manage their funds or process transactions. With Bitcoin, businesses can control their own funds and ensure that their money is being used in a way that aligns with their values and goals. This level of control is appealing to businesses that may be wary of traditional financial institutions or want to operate independently from any third parties. It has never been easier to operate a modern business while managing and processing transactions on a global scale without intermediaries.

In summary

The recent events in the banking sector have reminded us that relying on centralized financial institutions comes with inherent risks. However, with non-custodial Bitcoin solutions, businesses can take control of their financial destiny and avoid being at the mercy of traditional financial institutions. It's our core belief that all businesses should be able to fully manage and control their digital assets without needing to trust a third party. This is the reason why we believe this technology is so powerful and revolutionary. 

Our mission is to enable business adoption through easy, low friction integrations between traditional business applications and decentralized protocols to modernize legacy systems. As we continue to see the evolution and maturation of Bitcoin, we are confident that its value proposition will only continue to strengthen. We believe that the future of finance lies in decentralized and secure solutions like Bitcoin, and we're excited to be at the forefront of this transformation.