It’s the premium that comes and goes — what is the (in)famous Kimchi Premium? Our brand-new ké radar videos kick off with staff writer Raphael Rashid explaining the ins and outs of South Korea’s volatile cryptocurrency market (and regulations).
By Dunca Stewart, Director of Research at Deloitte Canada “Where The Boys Are” isn’t just a great Connie Francis song. It’s also a breathtakingly accurate description of who invests in cryptocurrencies. The chart above shows that as of this week, more than 24 out every 25 people engaging in Bitcoin is male. That 3.4% is […]
In Afghanistan payment processing can be quite difficult. PayPal does not operate in Afghanistan, and while Western Union is available, its fees are very costly. Fereshteh Forough – founder of Code to Inspire (CTI) – said that to deal with the issue of payment CTI turned its attention to Bitcoin. “With my former foundation Digital Citizen […]
I spot Andreessen checking his giant watch. He has 10 minutes — enough for Bitcoin. He says he is confident the cryptocurrency could “do for financial services what the internet did for content services, ecommerce”. London has the chance to develop a special economic zone to aid Bitcoin. If not, “it’ll happen in Israel, Lebanon, […]
It will take years for bitcoin to achieve its status as a global unit of account but, as it spreads across borders and becomes a de facto global currency, it will transition naturally into the standard unit for measuring value. Read the 10 reasons in this article.
Daniel is a 35 year old computer programmer from Pittsburgh who lives a busy life. Along with balancing work, his marriage, and raising his three boys, Daniel spends much of his time actively involved in all things Bitcoin. After discovering Bitcoin in 2011, his love and obsession for the crypto-currency was born, revealing an uncharted […]
The success of the Alibaba IPO could trigger the management to incorporate bitcoin as a payment solution on its online marketplaces. It will now be interesting to see whether the company’s management will take the initiative to start accepting bitcoin. One of Alibaba’s major marketplaces, Taobao, previously allowed merchants to sell bitcoins, as well as […]
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Baffled by bitcoin? Confused by the concept of crypto-currencies? Well, fear no more. In 190 seconds we explain what bitcoin actually is, where the idea came from and the impact it’s having around the world. Is bitcoin the future of finance, a potential destroyer of the economy … or just a silly slice of technical […]