Why the coming generation of cryptocurrencies could force us to rethink the entire monetary system.
Plenty of Western officials and media outlets have criticized Libra – but it's not meant for them.
Tech giants like Facebook are at risk of joining the ranks of Compuserve and MCI Mail to be replaced with the next generation of organizing designed for new models of distributed trust.
A former senior economist with the Reserve Bank of Australia doubts Facebook's cryptocurrency will take control of monetary policy away from central banks.
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.