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 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.
Much of American power is built on its position at the heart of the international trade and finance system.
The evolution of cryptocurrency and how it is replacing modern cash.
This episode is all about bitcoin. Will it be the currency of the future? Who’s trying to capitalise on the legal loopholes of cryptocurrencies? And is it possible to make mining them more green.
When we lust for riches, fear being left behind and identify strongly with some moral cause all at once, reason and willpower don't really stand a chance.
Venezuela's Petro cryptocurrency is a clever way to raise money by getting around international sanctions against the country.
There’s no magic fix in sight for the amount of energy gobbled by cryptocurrency miners – but at least the method used is relatively secure.
Crypto billionaires enjoy their Caribbean playground but poorer locals with little knowledge of the tech are excluded.
While sovereign governments need to develop coherent frameworks to regulate cryptocurrency, permanent solutions will be found through international co-operation.
Australian regulators face similar problems as their Australian counterparts in getting cryptocurrency platforms to regulate and prosecuting them when things go wrong.
DNA marketplaces powered by the blockchain and new cryptocurrency tokens promise to let you profit from your own genome.
Cryptocurrencies encompass a wide range of technologies, communities and uses. Not all of them are taken seriously.
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.
The odds are that we get through 2018 without war, mass capital flight, or a housing crash. But all the risks are medium probability, and the consequences could be dire.
Interest among financial institutions in bitcoin derivatives contracts highlights worrying reminders of the not-too-distant past.
National cryptocurrencies could make payments faster and prevent crime, but they come with their own risks.
The Pirate Bay is among those accused of using customers' computers to mine cryptocurrency.
Using metaphors for cryptocurrencies helps people feel more familiar with the technology. But there's a downside – we expect it to work just like regular money.
If Bitcoin is a bubble, it will be because its price rises are too great and can't continue. If it isn't, it will be because the Bitcoin market is still expanding. We just don't know which one yet.