An Indian man displays new currency notes of 2,000 Indian rupee.
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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.
The change in the price of crypto-currencies, like Bitcoin, and other crypto-assets are due to investors realising the value.
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.
The blockchain has been successful when it comes to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, but we haven't yet figured out other uses.
The Internet of Things offers great opportunities for Africa.
The new Internet of Things has the potential to compensate for Africa's legacies of underdevelopment.
Today’s advertising executives must get familiar with new technology like Bitcoin and blockchain before they are left behind.
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.
The blockchain is software that stores and transfers value or data across the internet.
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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.
Try to make this the only time you see a ransomware warning notice.
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.
The DAO is so democratic that even the logo is up for popular vote. Here’s one suggested option.
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.
What would you do if your files were locked away?
Here's how to protect yourself from the latest online scourge of hackers encrypting your files and demanding a ransom to unlock them.
But for how long?
How tax authorities decide to treat virtual currencies like bitcoin may determine whether they thrive or die.
Who is the mystery man behind Bitcoin, and why do we want to know?
Who is the mystery man behind the creation of the crypto-currency Bitcoin?
If bitcoins exist only in computers, do they really exist?
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Money used to be backed by something of real value such as gold or silver. Bitcoins and other digital currencies will sever that link forever.
Bitcoin functions like money, but the ATO treats it as a commodity for tax purposes.
The tax treatment of Bitcoin has been holding back the industry in Australia, but gradually the rules are changing.
All that glitters is not gold.
Regulating bitcoin and digital currencies is hard, but tackling currency exchanges may be the answer.
Notes and Queries.
With the Bank of England mooting the idea it might get involved with digital currencies, you might think it was good news for Bitcoin.
Maybe so, but it’s true values lies in more than shopping.
The price of bitcoin has crashed to below US$290, its lowest since November 2013, and far below its all-time-high of US$1,242 later that same month. For about three hours the price sat below US$300. This…