February Recap   COVID-19  The new coronavirus strain continues to spread across the globe, and infection rates are only increasing exponentially. The World Health Organization has re-affirmed that there are no current effective treatment, and the viral mutation is still being researched. By March 1st, the coronavirus, now named COVID-19, has infected more than 90K people across 90 countries around the world. Outbreaks in South Korea, Italy and Iran have been especially infectious. City quarantines and factory closures are still in effect, and economic relations are still being affected. Mining difficulty and hash-rate for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin has also been drastically influenced by the lack of production. Provided below is a visual representation of the comparison and differences between traditional markets and cryptocurrencies, and the continued effects of this virus outbreak has affected global economics for February. Overview Stock Indexes Traditional Stocks Cryptocurrencies Crypto News   Sources: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/24/808914718/secretive-church-sect-at-the-center-of-south-koreas-coronavirus-outbreak https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-51673053 https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html?fbclid=IwAR2TqPvjKTFX9Divbax9Gjm2pgaJuStjwZ0eqhZRzGL8NnvePmOhrmlOqFA#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-28/germany-boosts-border-checks-google-scraps-event-virus-update https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-anthony-fauci-trump-admin-stops-discussion-2020-2 https://decrypt.co/20515/coronavirus-will-delay-chinas-digital-currency https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/coronavirus-us-live-updates-cdc-symptoms-prepare-how-mask-san-francisco-latest-a9360196.html?page=1#post-1185157259 https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/coronavirus-death-toll-infections-outbreak-evacuations-quarantine-latest-updates-2020-02-10/ https://thenextweb.com/neural/2020/03/02/alibabas-new-ai-system-can-detect-coronavirus-in-seconds-with-96-accuracy/ https://cointelegraph.com/news/us-marshals-to-auction-37m-in-confiscated-bitcoin-in-february https://cointelegraph.com/news/tesla-stock-now-looks-exactly-like-bitcoin-at-20k-in-2017 https://cointelegraph.com/news/tesla-stock-now-looks-exactly-like-bitcoin-at-20k-in-2017 https://cointelegraph.com/news/australia-to-release-national-blockchain-roadmap-after-year-of-preparation https://cointelegraph.com/news/trumps-new-budget-would-have-secret-service-investigate-crypto-crimes https://cointelegraph.com/news/egyptian-national-bank-turns-to-blockchain-to-boost-remittance-business https://cointelegraph.com/news/what-caused-bitcoin-price-to-surge-past-10k-over-the-weekend https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoins-mining-difficulty-stagnates-as-coronavirus-outbreak-delays-new-equipment https://www.coindesk.com/south-koreas-central-bank-is-building-a-new-blockchain-system-for-the-bond-market https://cointelegraph.com/news/samsung-keeps-cryptocurrency-functionality-in-galaxy-s20-models https://www.coindesk.com/dusk-network-plans-to-tokenize-equity-for-thousands-of-dutch-companies https://cointelegraph.com/news/hong-kong-and-abu-dhabi-change-crypto-regulations-to-align-with-fatf https://cointelegraph.com/news/house-committee-to-hold-hearing-on-benefits-of-blockchainContinue reading »