This article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review opinion series.
Years, and even centuries, never really begin on Jan. 1st.
You can always spot the real beginning in events that occur a bit later, or a bit earlier, than the official start. The 20th century, for example, began in 1914 with the burst of World War I and left the stage to the new millennium in 1989 when communist economies collapsed and opened to free enterprise.
Read the full article at Coindesk: 2018: The Year We Make Cont(r)act