Crypto currency - A Blessing in Disguise for the Citizens of War-torn Afghanistan?

Date of Award

Spring 8-1-2021

Document Type


Degree Name

MA in Geopolitics and International Relations


Department of Geopolitics & International Relations


The citizens of Afghanistan have been caught in a perpetual war for more than a decade. In such an unstable economy with numerous internal and external stakeholders playing their respective tactics and games, the citizens suffer in multiple ways. In the recent Taliban takeover of Kabul, the cryptocurrencies have provided an option to hedge against the crisis, although only a tiny minority have taken this window. The digital assets in the form of various cryptocurrencies have provided citizens to carry at least a portion of their assets as they try to flee the Taliban rule