Children in a classroom in Gondar in the Amhara Region. Ethiopia has signed a deal to register 5 million school children using blockchain.
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It's time to shift focus away from bitcoin and to pay more attention to other blockchain projects promising to make real contributions to the world.
From dawn til Musk.
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Bitcoin prices have plunged after the world's second richest person tweeted that Tesla would no longer accept the cryptocurrency.
The Ys and wherefores.
The digital yuan could make transactions faster, cheaper and more transparent, but there are dangers for the global economy.
NFTs can be used to prove who created and who owns digital items like these images by the artist Beeple shown at an exhibition in Beijing.
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NFTs are made the same way as crypto coins, but where every crypto coin is like every other, each NFT is a unique digital item – from images to sound files to text.
Welcome to web 3.0.
While bitcoin is only a currency, the second-largest cryptocurrency is at the heart of a platform that aims to transform the internet.
There's more substance to the surging price of Bitcoin than last time. But there's still good reason to be cautious about investing in it.
There has been massive growth in decentralised finance in the past three years.
Welcome to the financial revolution that you probably haven't even heard of.
Get used to it.
Rumours of the collapse of the cryptoworld have been much exaggerated.
‘We have you surrounded!’
Bitcoin is up over 40% in 2020, but the likes of ethereum, bitcoin cash and bitcoin SV have all achieved triple-digit rises.
A lot of banks started experimenting with blockchain in 2015 but they've made little progress.
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.