Cryptocurrency

China's Cash Crisis Might Be Creating Digital Opportunities

Dan Andersson | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Tech
Dan Andersson

Could digital cash help a business during an economic slowdown/recession, could that in itself help shorten the downturn by keeping the economy moving? Perhaps not such an outlandish idea.

Digital Solution to a Greek tragedy?

Dan Andersson | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Tech
Dan Andersson

Yanis' reflections on digital currency have focussed on Bitcoin as the case study for his assessments of the potential they offer, and his appraisal of their potential has largely been negative. Yet this has not prevented him from examining how a digital currency of sorts could work for his native Greece.

Can Cryptocurrencies and Micro-Tipping Really Kill Pesky Display Ads?

Will Bancroft | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech
Will Bancroft

When the Internet blew up, how we consume and pay for content changed forever. Instead of having to buy the whole newspaper, or magazine, we were able to browse just the articles we were most interested in. Publishers moved to sell digital ad space, just as they did in physical publications before.

Vauxhall's Green Party Candidate on What Bitcoin Enthusiasts and Eco-activists Have in Common

Eilidh Wagstaff | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Eilidh Wagstaff

Gulnar Hasnain, the Green Party candidate for the London borough of Vauxhall, has just closed a cryptocurrency crowdfunding campaign. She is the first mainstream European politician to accept Bitcoin, Dogecoin and Litecoin donations...

Bitcoin Giveaway Fuels Interest in China As Citizens Look to Invest

Tom Grundy | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Tech
Tom Grundy

Bitcoin expert Leo Weese, who co-founded the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong, said that citizens are turning to cryptocurrencies as an investment opportunity and as a result of mistrust in the Chinese stock markets.

Bitcoin Is the Worst Investment of 2014 But Digital Currencies Aren't Dead Yet

Eilidh Wagstaff | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Eilidh Wagstaff

Digital currency Bitcoin is the worst performing major asset class of 2014. At the start of the year one Bitcoin bought 770 US dollars, now a Bitcoin is only worth $330 USD. Even the Russian rouble has performed better: it's only declined forty-five per cent against the dollar, whereas Bitcoin has fallen by near to 60 per cent.

Bitcoin Just Collapsed. Why?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Tech

Bitcoin is down - but not out. The crypto-currency became a media sensation in the last year after rising dramatically in price only to fall equall...

Has Kanye Just Killed Off Coinye West?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

The creators of a Bitcoin-style currency named in "honour" of Kanye West - known as Coinye West - say they will launch the project early, despite a th...

'CoinYe West' Creators: Kanye Isn't Involved

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

A new digital cyrptocurrency built on the same source-code as the notoriously volatile Bitcoin will launch later in January. That in itself is noth...

Bitcoin Falls 40% in a Few Weeks - Is It Over for the Crypto-currency?

Will Bancroft | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Tech
Will Bancroft

Bitcoin, the darling of libertarian, fiat money avoiders, has plunged nearly 40% in a few short weeks. After an incredible run this year, soaring like a rocket from a bit more than $200 to $1,203 between October and late November, bitcoin has collapse back down to $752.

Why the Bitcoin Founder is a Genius and the Litecoin Founder Is a Second Class Genius With Aspirations

Charlie Morris | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Tech
Charlie Morris

You wake up and decide to print out a million of pieces of paper with your face on the front. You've been very clever and made it so that these pieces of paper cannot be forged because the quality of the image is so remarkably high. You try selling these pieces of paper to other people in return for real money. Low and behold, people start to buy your paper off you and trade it amongst themselves. You are pretty pleased with yourself.