Most countries manipulate their currencies – at least a little – but at the moment that’s not the real reason they are undervalued relative to the dollar.
Bitcoin has been on a downward ride over the last year, steadily trading below US$4,000. It could get worse.
When you look carefully, the history of Bitcoin can be traced through five key narratives.
One of the hot questions regarding the bitcoin since the first ones were created in 2009 is its real value. We will try as well to answer to this question using two concepts in economics and finance.
The fate of Bitcoin’s fate is highly unpredictable and dependent on what governments will do in the future.
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.
Instead of a clear movement toward more formalised economic transactions, demonetisation in India has reinforced the informal economy.
National cryptocurrencies could make payments faster and prevent crime, but they come with their own risks.
Futures trading is driving up the price of Bitcoin but institutional investors remain cautious.
Putting money into the hands of local communities will be a more useful antidote to the whims of world capitalism.
Providing security in the blockchain would convert into a degree of predictability in the technology. If this was shown to work in the long term, it would also create trust.
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.
Where our money comes from is deeply political and the politics involved is often highly complex.
All the talk about a golden time for UK exporters forgets one crucial point.
We asked a group of scholars to listen to Clinton vs. Trump and pick just one quote to react to. Here’s what the experts heard.
Trump is only the latest U.S. politician to bash China over its trade and currency policies. Is the criticism fair?
Claims that gold is not a safe-haven asset are based on a lack of understanding of what a safe haven is.
Like any commodity, the value of the rand is determined by the market forces of supply and demand. Its weakening is also affected by a myriad of structural problems facing the South African economy.
How tax authorities decide to treat virtual currencies like bitcoin may determine whether they thrive or die.
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.