There is a massive opportunity for Scotland to become a global centre for the crypto community, says Freer. Picture: Stewart Attwood

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I remember drinking a pint of ale in the West End of Glasgow a couple of years back in a pub where you could pay for your drinks by Scotcoin – an alternative to Bitcoin – via a smartphone application. I even had some Scotcoin in a digital wallet although I fear I have misplaced it somewhere in the ether that is the web. I remember hearing from someone more in the know on all things cryptocurrency around that time that there were only a few thousand people globally who really understood the workings of blockchain technology.

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