©  Vikram Dhillon, David Metcalf, and Max Hooper 2021
V. Dhillon et al.Blockchain Enabled Applicationshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-6534-5_1

1. Behold the Dreamers

Vikram Dhillon1  , David Metcalf1 and Max Hooper1
Orlando, FL, USA

Anxiety is perhaps the best way to describe the attitude that dominated the minds of investors and the general public concerning the financial markets toward the end of 2008. The 2008 financial crisis is considered by numerous economists to have been the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. The years leading up to the crisis saw a flood of irresponsible mortgage lending and a massive systemic failure of financial regulation and supervision. The fallout was so immense that it threatened the collapse ...

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