Blockchain technology has the potential to revolutionize the world of finance, rendering banks, notaries and licensing rights authorities obsolete. How does it work?
Migration is on the rise in many nations. For those living outside their home country, Bitcoin remittance platforms offer a quick and cheap alternative for sending money back home to friends and family.
Consumers, retailers and the Japanese government are all committed to the widespread adoption of virtual currencies – although concerns linger that the craze for virtual cash may pass. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
If any virtual currency has kept headline writers busy, it's been Bitcoin. Far less in the public eye, another digital unit, XRP (Ripple), has been on similar rollercoaster rides. Are the two comparable at all?
Venezuela's government wants to launch a cryptocurrency this month, but analysts are not giving it much of a chance. Named “petro,” it lacks just about everything that is needed to function as a currency.
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