Digital Currency

Bitcoin: A New Era for Responsible Investment?

Will Martindale | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Tech
Will Martindale

Bitcoin is a decentralised digital currency, meaning that the database used to record Bitcoins are not centrally controlled. These systems are built using a 'distributed ledger', or 'blockchain', which is a decentralised public database collectively maintained by a network of people, known as 'miners', who run the software. There is no bank or country responsible for issuing Bitcoin meaning there's no central point that can fail.

The Smart Money Is on the Local Economy

Dan Andersson | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Tech
Dan Andersson

Blockchain has been having a bit of a 'moment' over the past year, with some of the world's largest banks joining forces to create a framework for usi...

The Good the Bad and the Ponzi

Dan Andersson | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Tech
Dan Andersson

Since digital currencies leapt onto the scene in the early 1990s, they have been steadily gaining traction in the financial sector. The economic crisis in Greece and the recent slowdown in China's growth have given credibility to digital currencies as an alternative to traditional fiat currencies and led people to look for more innovative methods of transaction.

A Nation Going Digital?

Dan Andersson | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK
Dan Andersson

LEOcoin is already leading the way in demonstrating how a secure, internationally tradable currency, existing outside the financial status quo, can galvanise the SME sector. I see no reason why it cannot radically change the way governments do business too. Once the dam is breached we'll likely look back and wonder how we used to do finance any other way.

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.

Bitcoin Is the World's Most Dangerous Idea. Really?

Matthew Hussey | Posted 14.05.2016 | UK Tech
Matthew Hussey

It's this infinite digital ledger system that has the potential to revolutionise how information is spread online. While many think this is still a few years into the future, many companies and individuals are using it today to protect their digital wares.

"Reports of Bitcoin's Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated" (With Apologies to Mark Twain)

Peter Greenhill | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Tech
Peter Greenhill

A massive Bitcoin price drop since the dizzy heights it enjoyed a year ago, UK clearing banks refusing to open accounts for companies in the sector (even those merely supplying software or services to the sector) and the hacking Europe's largest Digital Currency Exchange, Bitstamp, have all been widely reported and referred to by the naysayers.

This Site Wants To Download Your DNA And Turn You Into Bitcoin

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Tech

Genecoin is a 'service' that will reportedly take your sequenced DNA, turn it into digital data and then store it in the Bitcoin network keep it 'safe...

Asa Bennett

So Dogecoin. Much Creator. Very Interview. Wow. | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Tech

Last year Doge was taking over the internet as the ridiculously photogenic Shiba Inu with dodgy grammar. Such wow. But now doge is making strides ...

Bitcoin Price Shatters After Key Exchange Goes Offline

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Tech

One of the world's key Bitcoin exchanges has gone offline, sparking a dramatic price crash in the digital currency. Mt Gox went stopped all withdra...

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...

WATCH: Bitcoin Explained In Three Minutes

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK Tech

What is Bitcoin? The open-source, peer-to-peer digital currency has been making headlines for months, and is particularly hot right now due to both...