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When using a cryptocurrency, you interact with a system like the blockchain, an online ledger that records transactions, directly. Bitcoin, is an examples of this. www.shutterstock.com

Why the RBA would want to create a digital Australian dollar

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.
One of China’s biggest bitcoin exchanges recently stopped trading after regulators ordered all digital currency exchanges to close — demonstrating traditional institutions’ nervousness about distributed trust technologies. In this 2013 photo, a staff member at Bitcoin mining company Landminers in southwestern China checks a computer used for that purpose. (Chinatopix via AP)

Beyond Bitcoin: The power struggle over trust-based technology

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?
More cryptocurrencies appear all the time. Wit Olszewski/Shutterstock.com

Are cryptocurrencies a dream come true for cyber-extortionists?

Cybercriminals increasingly depend on e-currencies to profit from their misdeeds. They, and their potential victims, could be driving some of the growth in cryptocurrency markets.
The change in the price of crypto-currencies, like Bitcoin, and other crypto-assets are due to investors realising the value. Chris Helgren/Reuters

Price hikes in Ether and Bitcoin aren’t the signs of a bubble

While the current speculation in crypto-currency and assets should make us pause, this is not a speculative driven bubble like tulips, or gold mining stocks.
Cryptocurrencies are still the only usecase for the blockchain. Shutterstock

What’s holding up the blockchain?

The blockchain has been successful when it comes to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, but we haven't yet figured out other uses.
Today’s advertising executives must get familiar with new technology like Bitcoin and blockchain before they are left behind. Hannah Mckay/Reuters

The blockchain could help advertisers lock up our attention

The blockchain isn't just for Bitcoin transactions. Advertisers can no longer ignore blockchain's huge implications for the world of marketing.
The blockchain is software that stores and transfers value or data across the internet. Image sourced from shutterstock.com

Demystifying the blockchain: a basic user guide

Multiple use cases for the blockchain are currently being tested, so it's worth learning the basics.

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