For the metaverse to work, people need to own their virtual bodies and possessions and be able to spend money. The same cryptographic technology behind bitcoin will make that possible.
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The craze among celebrities for Bored Ape NFTs suggests speculation has become completely detached from any idea of fundamental value.
As a young investor, the founder of modern macroeconomics John Maynard Keynes might well have bought Bitcoin. The older Keynes would not have. It’s instructive to examine why.
The market for cryptocurrencies has expanded dramatically in the last year. With this uptick of activity, what’s next in 2022 for cryptocurrencies?
The e-money would mark Kenya’s official entry into the space of cryptocurrencies.
The social media giant’s co-founder has been distinguishing himself from people like Mark Zuckerberg who seem set to stay in traditional companies.
While cryptocurrencies have exploded in value, so has this sub-genre that mimicks real-world assets like the US dollar.
Like fiat currencies, cryptocurrencies have no fundamental value. So what is the value of Bitcoin?
Nigeria can pull off its newly introduced digital currency but there are concerns that must be addressed for its smooth operations.
Ethereum’s Altair upgrade is about to go live, in a big step towards a faster, greener ethereum 2.0.
The launch of a new fund has brought new investors to the party.
Buying Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies directly can be fraught. Exchange-traded funds take away some risks, but increase others. Here’s what you need to know.
The country became the first to make bitcoin a formal part of its payments system, but whether it’ll catch on is another story.
Decentralized finance makes it easier for virtually anyone to take advantage of financial markets without the need for a bank, but there are new risks as well.
Financial regulators are increasingly concerned about stablecoins, a type of cryptocurrency tied to an asset like the US dollar.
Make 10,000 sheets of coloured dots and give them each a corresponding NFT, and what do you have?
Some alternative cryptocurrencies, called ‘altcoins’, demand far less electrical power than bitcoin.
Both Spacs and bitcoin went rocketing up in price only to come crashing back down. And that’s not all they have in common.
Operators like BlockFi and Nexo offer rates that are north of 9%.