This episode is all about bitcoin. Will it be the currency of the future? Who’s trying to capitalise on the legal loopholes of cryptocurrencies? And is it possible to make mining them more green.
When we lust for riches, fear being left behind and identify strongly with some moral cause all at once, reason and willpower don't really stand a chance.
There’s no magic fix in sight for the amount of energy gobbled by cryptocurrency miners – but at least the method used is relatively secure.
Crypto billionaires enjoy their Caribbean playground but poorer locals with little knowledge of the tech are excluded.
While sovereign governments need to develop coherent frameworks to regulate cryptocurrency, permanent solutions will be found through international co-operation.
Australian regulators face similar problems as their Australian counterparts in getting cryptocurrency platforms to regulate and prosecuting them when things go wrong.
DNA marketplaces powered by the blockchain and new cryptocurrency tokens promise to let you profit from your own genome.
Cryptocurrencies encompass a wide range of technologies, communities and uses. Not all of them are taken seriously.
Kodak's new blockchain and cryptocurrency hint at a new kind of intellectual property, one that doesn't need a government to enforce property rights.
The odds are that we get through 2018 without war, mass capital flight, or a housing crash. But all the risks are medium probability, and the consequences could be dire.
The Pirate Bay is among those accused of using customers' computers to mine cryptocurrency.
Using metaphors for cryptocurrencies helps people feel more familiar with the technology. But there's a downside – we expect it to work just like regular money.
If Bitcoin is a bubble, it will be because its price rises are too great and can't continue. If it isn't, it will be because the Bitcoin market is still expanding. We just don't know which one yet.
Futures trading is driving up the price of Bitcoin but institutional investors remain cautious.
Allegations bring to the fore questions over the legitimacy of bitcoin – a sound investment tool or a massive scam?
If you can't use Bitcoin to buy anything then it has no intrinsic value.
The astronomic rise of the price of bitcoin over the past 12 months raises fears that the cryptocurrency is set to crash which could see many people lose money.
Crypto cash is catnip for criminals and a huge challenge to law enforcement – so it's time to bring in a tough, jurisdiction-busting regulatory body.
A digital Australian dollar could remove the role of middlemen and creates a cheaper electronic currency system, while at the same time enabling the government to fully regulate the system.
The development of distributed trust technologies is making traditional institutions like banks, corporations and governments nervous. Those who have power like to hold onto it. What's next?