You've heard about Bitcoin and you might even have mined some of your own. But how does the cryptocurrency work and what's the technology behind it? DW takes a closer look at what blockchain is all about.
After all, it's better to play it safe. As it becomes a global tech power, China is investing in technologies that have pitfalls, including blockchain technology, says DW's Frank Sieren.
Fintech is increasingly significant within mainstream financial discourse. MoneyConf, a major conference on the topic, takes place in Dublin this week. DW's Arthur Sullivan reports from the event.
Blockchain can trace everything from green supply chains to emissions cuts, enable green energy trading and convert plastic waste into cash. A host of initiatives and start-ups are getting in on the technology.
Bitcoin is on everyone's lips, but in Germany there is a once mighty currency that you can actually put your hands on — just don't try paying with it. Why are 12 billion Deutsche Marks still in circulation?
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