19 Industries The Blockchain Will Disrupt Future Thinkers Published on 15 Jun 2017 The blockchain is a distributed ledger technology that underlies cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and platforms like Ethereum. It provides a way to record and transfer data that is transparent, safe, auditable, and resistant to outages. The blockchain has the ability to make the […]
Blockchain: The Foundation of the Future Futurism Published on 11 Oct 2017 The next Internet? Blockchain is even bigger than that. We met with top experts around the world to break it down.
Bitcoin’s surge intensifies need for global regulation of cryptocurrencies Shutterstock Iwa Salami, University of East London November 29, 2017 2.49pm GMT The news that bitcoin had broken the $10,000 barrier reflects the way that mainstream investors have been flocking to cryptocurrencies over the past year. But amid the excitement, regulators are fretting about criminals who […]
Bursting the Bitcoin bubble Anthill 23: Bursting the Bitcoin bubble via shutterstock.com Annabel Bligh, The Conversation; Gemma Ware, The Conversation; Kelly Fiveash, The Conversation, and Will de Freitas, The Conversation Listen to the Podcast https://cdn.theconversation.com/audio/1087/bitcoin-full-edit.mp3 In this episode of The Anthill podcast from The Conversation, we’re delving into the world of Bitcoin. The cryptocurrency has come […]
The Bank of England is planning a bitcoin-style virtual currency – but could it really replace cash?
The Bank of England is planning a bitcoin-style virtual currency – but could it really replace cash? Shutterstock Bill Buchanan, Edinburgh Napier University January 3, 2018 1.15pm GMT Governments are extremely worried about cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. These virtual currencies mean you can make payments without involving the banks that most economies and government financial […]
How are bitcoin, cryptowallets and blockchain related? Some jargon busted … Shutterstock Efpraxia D. Zamani, De Montfort University December 15, 2017 1.54pm GMT When the bitcoin was first introduced eight years ago, it promised to change payments. People would be able to transact directly with each other, without needing to place their trust in banks […]
Bitcoin isn’t a currency – and unless it becomes one it could be worthless Shutterstock Vili Lehdonvirta, University of Oxford Bitcoin is in decline. Not its price, which has increased 900% this year and (at the time of writing) stands at over US$12,000 per unit, but its actual use as a currency. And this makes […]