Get it right and libra could be the world's first truly global currency. Get it wrong, on the other hand ...
Facebook claims its new cryptocurrency will bring financial inclusion and opportunity to billions, pushing cash further to the fringes. Is that a good thing?
With the launch of the Libra cryptocurrency, Mark Zuckerberg reveals his dreams of building a new virtual country, perhaps inspired by the Roman Empire.
Blockchains and cryptocurrencies are being co-opted by the very system they were designed to overthrow.
Cryptocurrency fraudsters have swindled their victims out of hundreds of millions – even billions – of dollars. What do they do to earn people's trust and then take their money?
There are good reasons to be sceptical of the Facecoin project.
The blockchain is creating new opportunities for the electricity sector. The December 2018 Energy Market Barometers looks at where experts think the technology is heading.
The CEO of a Canadian cryptocurrency company died recently, and took his passwords with him, leaving his clients high and dry. The debacle illustrates again that cryptocurrencies should be regulated.
Academics from different disciplines come Head to Head in this series to tackle topical debates.
Bitcoin has been on a downward ride over the last year, steadily trading below US$4,000. It could get worse.
From a peak of US$19,783, Bitcoin's value has fallen by 80%. What makes Bitcoin worth anything?
Market volatility and value fluctuations are scaring some investors away from Bitcoin – but stablecoins could be one solution.
New research suggests crypto-currencies aren't technically property in common law jurisdictions.
Bitcoin may have a large carbon footprint, but cleaner digital currencies aren't going to prevent an environmental disaster.
It's not a scam. It also won't make you fabulously wealthy. Initiative Q wants a stable private currency for payments processing rather than a vehicle for speculation.
Satoshi Nakamoto proposed Bitcoin in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.
Harvesting gains from digital money by giving some of it away can be better for donors than the nonprofits they support.
Bitcoin and other digital currencies have been running wild in recent years, soaring and then plunging in value. A few stories from The Conversation's archive offer a glimpse into their world.
When you look carefully, the history of Bitcoin can be traced through five key narratives.
Bitcoin is often criticized for using up tons of energy. But its carbon footprint may not be that bad.