When you ask someone what superpower they want, they usually develop the ability to fly, read minds or perhaps see multiple layers of clothing.

This year, all we wanted was hibernation.

Imagine! Fall asleep in the Australian bush … look in mid-March and think, “Oh no, I’m not sure at all,” and enjoy a warm, happy bed until the American election is over.

But think about what you would have lost with encryption! 2020 was another decade for an industry full of enchanted characters, painful hackers and agricultural generations.

To celebrate the year that ended on a high note for scammers, the Cointelegraph’s art team created a limited edition NFT poster to celebrate some of 2020’s biggest stories. It is titled “In Crypto, Flashback – 20/20” and is available for only 0.02020 ETH.

Of course, there will only be 2020 copies.

Get the 20/20 HINDSIGHT NFT Limited Edition here

How many stories can you learn? Let’s start with some of our favorites …

January: Telegram vs. SEC
Here is a story that can be displayed in any month the first months of the year. The Securities and Exchange Commission opposed the private sale of Telegram for $ 1.7 billion, and Pavel Durov eventually refused to launch the network.

Although the technology is not dead – it has been revived and just gained mainnet status thanks to the Free TON community – it was further proof that Jay Clayton’s SEC will remain proactive on crypto by 2020. At least she’s gone, which is a sin and a good thing. Fate.

February: take advantage of bZx flash credit
Back in February, we honestly wondered if DeFi had abruptly ended when bZx was attacked twice. When we say wise, we mean wrong.

DeFi did not disappear, exploitation continued for a year, and profits multiplied in a real crop planting orgy that allowed decomposition to trade into erratic wealth … and then lose it again when Pickle becomes unstable.

In 2020, this cycle continued throughout the year.

March: COVID-19
The acceleration of the global pandemic has led to a focus on two core concepts at the heart of the cryptocurrency community. It became clear that the government’s control over the money supply crane meant that there were no safe papers (and that they were like brrrrr when included), and that Bitcoin’s narrative shift from barter to stored value could actually contribute to the reliability of digital assets.

The catastrophic response to the pandemic has done little good. While the fraudsters may have benefited financially from proof of the validity of their dissertation on bitcoin as hard money, the politicization of the virus means that the world has gone through a year that threatened democracy itself.

Let’s hope for a better and healthier year 2021.

April: Binance acquires CoinMarketCap
Despite wild rumors posted by sources who should be anonymous in case of fact checking, Binance did not pay $ 400 million for CoinMarketCap. Or something close to it.

Yet it was a major event that showed the trend in 2020: the slow fading of the worship of the Binance audience. The reaction to the agreement was, to put it mildly, cautious, and the current start-up found itself involved in controversy as the agreement changes seemed unfair in favor of it after promises of the independence of data aggregates.

CoinGecko is picking up fast these days. It is rumored that Bobby Ong would sell the site for 5 million dollars earlier this year. He should be grateful for the uncharacteristic lack of vision from the groom …

May: Halving bitcoin
The third half (or half, for those who prefer Westron’s middle ground) was completely drama-free.

It had to happen. This happened. Code is allowed.

Of course, the consequences were more interesting than the incident itself (although our video team was definitely filmed in one episode).

The stock-to-power model of Plan B assumed the rise in Bitcoin prices as a direct result of the halving and the subsequent supply crisis, and despite skeptics, orders fell according to plan.

Right. On. Table.

June: Wirecard bankruptcy
Often hoped for mass adoption of cryptocurrencies as a payment solution based on debit or credit cards that eases costs. So when it looked like Wirecard, which looked at customers like big companies like Crypto.com and TenX, missed out on $ 2.1 billion, … fears arose about the future of the sector.

Source: CoinTelegraph