Bitcoin rises back above $10,000 – Leaving money matters to the machines
Facebook has said it's easing its ban on ads for cryptocurrencies while not changing its rules with regard to initial coin offerings. The social media giant added it would "listen to feedback" after the policy change.
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?
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.
"Let others invent" was the Spanish slogan for a long time. However, the Spaniards are taking an unlikely lead in the latest digital revolution, becoming a focal point in Blockchain technology and the Internet of Things.
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