As cryptocurrency systems improve, they will better protect criminals' identities and even allow people to offer anonymous rewards for crimes they want committed.
Despite its name, cryptocurrency isn't just money. It could also be debt or equity and so it should be regulated and taxed in the same way as other finance.
The recent crackdown on cryptocurrencies in China is a prelude to the assertion of control over this area by the Chinese authorities.
The UK's biggest industry is poised to lose a big chunk of its (human) workers.
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 future and the past, money, technology and politics documented and imagined in fact and fiction, in an economist's recommended reading.
Bitcoin's central appeal of anonymous, irreversible transactions could become its biggest weakness.
All over the world people who have been harmed by the conventional money systems are devising alternative currencies, challenging the centralised monetary policy approach.
You can now pay your way with apps, cryptocurrencies and other digital alternatives. Physical money might one day look like a relic of the past.
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.
The blockchain has been successful when it comes to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, but we haven't yet figured out other uses.
The new Internet of Things has the potential to compensate for Africa's legacies of underdevelopment.
The blockchain isn't just for Bitcoin transactions. Advertisers can no longer ignore blockchain's huge implications for the world of marketing.
The cryptocurrency is now starting to challenge gold as the investment of choice.
Where our money comes from is deeply political and the politics involved is often highly complex.
Multiple use cases for the blockchain are currently being tested, so it's worth learning the basics.
Bitcoin, blockchain and automatic royalty payments could transform how musicians earn.
Ransomware – which encrypts your files and offers to sell you the key – operates differently from other malicious software. Those differences turn out to give potential victims a fighting chance.
Distributed autonomous organisations, or DAO, are a new form of decentralised organisation using blockchain technology. The DAO is first off the block, and it's already making waves.
The cryptocurrency will soon undergo a major change – and no one knows what will happen next.