The current macroeconomic environment is a disaster for savers. Interest rates are at an all-time low, banks have paid essentially no interest on depo...
As entrepreneurs, staying on top of the latest technology and developments is vital for success -- and Bitcoin is the hottest trend right now. Adopting Bitcoin in your business is by far the smartest decision you can make today.
I am completely serious in suggesting Satoshi Nakamoto for the Prize. The invention of bitcoin -- a digital currency -- is nothing short of revolutionary.
Tunisia's National Postal service, La Poste Tunisienne, has launched a national payment platform to make instant mobile money transfers, online payments, remittances, and other transactions easier.
Banking is predicated on a fairly simple premise that has given bankers and Wall Street operators the feeling of an exclusive, old boys club. Information scarcity and access to proprietary bank networks has made the operation of financial services a mysterious, yet defensible 'black box' capability.
Bitcoin has prompted many people to expect a revolution in the means by which we make and settle everyday payments. Our view is that Bitcoin and other "virtual currency schemes" (VCS) lack critical features of money, so their use is likely to remain very limited.
As an early adopter of the internet (I got AOL in 1993), I have watched with fascination as Bitcoin has become more and more popular: with the media, ...
Since its introduction in 2008, Bitcoin, the world's most recognized and frequently used crypto-currency has continued to grow in popularity. Bitcoin's peer-to-peer decentralized structure has steadily attracted global users seeking to make purchases and transfers of money digitally, privately, and with minimal transaction costs.
BitNation is using the blockchain to help refugees in Europe. The organization's new series of Refugee Emergency Response services allow refugees to create a digital identity, which can be used to cryptographically prove their existence and who their families are.
A blockchain is public ledger of transactions that is distributed among all participants in a market or system. Each transaction that happens within a market or system must be verified by a strong majority of participants. It's very difficult to falsify transactions in a blockchain because each transaction generates a strong cryptographic signature.
If your kid downloads Tor or knows other kids who are on it, it's important to talk about the implications. The Deep Web isn't a safe place to hang out.
The blockchain is a key part of the system that underlies recordkeeping and transactions for Bitcoin, the virtual currency. But there are much bigger opportunities ahead for this decentralized recordkeeping system.
As I walked around TechCrunch Disrupt NYC recently, I was bombarded with messaging, product demos and pitches. Until I met a young lady who didn't know I was a tech journo. She had one goal, after I announced that "Bitcoin isn't my thing." To change my mind.
THE STORY Bitcoin is still a thing -- a thing people are confused by. Turns out being a currency that could change the future of payments isn't easy. ...
If you know what Bitcoin is and have been following its development, you've probably heard the news. Stock exchanges have begun to take bitcoins seriously. This looks like a breakthrough, especially considering the fact that the NYSE now uses Bitcoin-like mechanisms when issuing securities.
Escalating tensions between the US and China, while ominous, offer a useful reminder that the artificial division of our world into separate nation-states may no longer serve us, and present a compelling reason to consider a better model.