Bitcoin is a metronome. The simple device that musicians use to keep time while playing or during composition. This sets the time with an audible tick or tock, a rhythm to count beats. This rhythm allows for entire orchestras to play in unison when the purely mathematical standard measure is available to all.
You may be wondering what this has to do with a global financial system. Bitcoin as a single system, allows individual actors to perform in unison to the beat of the blockchain. As new blocks are mined every ten minutes on average, all across the world, we have a unified coordinating signal to help complement the 37 global time zones.
While a metronome can be set to various beats per minute, the Bitcoin blockchain has a self-modulating difficulty adjustment to keep the performance from falling behind.
An economic system free from background noise giving participants a better chance at hitting the right notes at the right time. The Show Must Go On.