New era for the crypto age
Does El Salvador’s decision to adopt bitcoin as legal tender move cryptocurrency out of the financial shadows and into the mainstream?
NFTs: A new market for digital brushstrokes
The problem of art in the digital realm is one of authenticity. With digital assets eminently reproducible, non-fungible tokens use blockchain technology to certify originals and may just bring about a revolution in the world of digital art and collectibles
The future of currency: centralised or decentralised?
There is hardly anyone left who overlooked the bitcoin bull market, with BTC pushing to new all-time highs this year. Blockchain, it seems, is here to stay. The way legacy institutions and governments react will determine the future of finance. OctaFX wonders if peaceful coexistence might be an option?
Bank of England on crypto: legitimate concerns or not?
Few could have predicted just how monumental the invention of Bitcoin would be when it first launched over a decade ago
Central banks are gradually warming to digital currencies
What began as a dream to wrestle control away from the state is becoming a model of adoption for the central banks that, once wary of digital currencies, are now learning to love them
Why cryptocurrencies could be about to fill the cash gap
With a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the future of cash, central bankers and fintech companies alike are increasingly looking to cryptocurrencies as a possible alternative
Could a crypto comeback be on the cards?
The dramatic rise of cryptocurrencies in 2017 was followed by a sobering decline at the start of 2018, leading many to prognosticate the death of the currency. However, trading platform XM.com explains why the story is far from over
Cryptocurrencies crash in a rollercoaster week for blockchain shares
The value of bitcoin plummeted on January 17 before bouncing back dramatically in a particularly volatile few days for cryptocurrency shares
Top 5 fastest-growing cryptocurrencies of 2017
Last year saw bitcoin’s market capitalisation expand by over 1,400 percent, but other cryptocurrencies have far outpaced this rise
Central banks consider the potential of creating cryptocurrencies
While the Bank of Canada is yet to be convinced of the benefits of introducing its own cryptocurrency, other central banks may be swayed
South Korea moves to tax bitcoin
Authorities have proposed a bitcoin tax amid fears that its popularity is spiralling out of control and causing an unhealthy obsession in school students
Influential Wall Street players voice concerns after bitcoin futures are given the green light
A group comprising some of Wall Street’s biggest brokerages has come out against the impending introduction of bitcoin futures
Discovering the makings of a successful cryptocurrency
Bitcoin is facing competition from younger, faster, funnier and more creative rivals. But, Kim Darrah asks, where is it all leading us?
Blockchain is unlocking the future of banking
Limited supply and speculative buying will likely prevent bitcoin reaching the masses. However, the blockchain technology behind it looks set to upend the world of finance
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