Freight micro-entrepreneur in Lagos, Nigeria.
Countries in Africa have some of the highest rates of entrepreneurship in the world, yet their contribution to the economy is limited. Technology such as the blockchain, drones and AI could provide a way forward.
Get it right and libra could be the world's first truly global currency. Get it wrong, on the other hand ...
Bitcoin may have a large carbon footprint, but cleaner digital currencies aren't going to prevent an environmental disaster.
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Satoshi Nakamoto proposed Bitcoin in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.
Bitcoin needs regulation to bring it into the mainstream but this goes against its libertarian ideals.
What’s this digital token good for, anyway?
Tokens, the next stage in the development of blockchain technologies, can help expand blockchains' uses beyond simply exchanging money.
Sweden is studying the possibility of an “e-krona”, an electronic form of the country’s currency.
With countries such as China and Sweden are studying plans to create a new form of money – a central-bank digital currency. CBDCs risk revolutionizing both the way money is created and distributed.
The Marshall Islands, Laura Beach.
The Micronesian Republic of the Marshall Islands is about to become the first country to base its national currency on cryptomoney. Analysis of an absurd political decision.
A Dogecoin, featuring the likeness of a Shiba Inu dog.
Cryptocurrencies encompass a wide range of technologies, communities and uses. Not all of them are taken seriously.
Former film and camera maker Kodak has launched a new blockchain for photography.
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.
Within the world of cryptocurrencies, ICOs are the way to raise funds – but without any government oversight.
The future and the past, money, technology and politics documented and imagined in fact and fiction, in an economist's recommended reading.
All over the world people who have been harmed by the conventional money systems are devising alternative currencies, challenging the centralised monetary policy approach.
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.
Once trust in blockchain is broken, it will be hard to get back.
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Chaos happens when 'smart' contracts act stupidly.
Bitcoin, blockchain and automatic royalty payments could transform how musicians earn.
Renting out your assets, automating your home, getting married - there's more to the blockchain than just currencies such as bitcoin.
Cryptocurrencies, another new way of doing business.
Efforts to explain Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general have generally focused on how they are both a new form of money…