Metcalfe’s Law and Bitcoin’s Value

3 min readJun 10, 2020

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Metcalfe’s Law was originally presented in 1980 by Robert Metcalfe, describing “compatible communicating devices”. The theory was later refined in 1993 by George Gilder, referring to Ethernet. In its basic form, Metcalfe’s Law states that the value of a telecommunications network is proportional to the


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