With the meteoric rise in the value of bitcoin this year and the media cacophony around it, it's a surprise that not all world leaders have spoken about the subject yet. One political figure that we can now rest assure is keeping an eye on bitcoin is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It's a storyline with some powerful parallels to the cryptocurrency stories told and the investments that they now garner. Like the Emperor, investors are eager to get a piece of the innovation that cryptocurrency advocates, which investors and enthusiasts actively and forcefully defend as the future of our global financial services system. The points that I made in those pieces then remain the same today and extend to the cryptocurrencies that have cropped up since.