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More than eight years since the birth of bitcoin, central banks around the world are increasingly recognizing the potential upsides and downsides of digital currencies.
What is a ‘Ponzi Scheme’, you ask? “A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investing scam promising high rates of return with little risk to investors. The Ponzi scheme generates returns for older investors by acquiring new investors. This is similar to a pyramid scheme in that both are based on using new investors’ funds to […]
Bitcoin futures debut with 26% rally, trigger Cboe trading halts.
The cryptocurrency hype train obviously has no brakes. But could it eventually replace cash in the US? According to the thinking of economists cited by the Bank for International Settlements, it just might. And to the chagrin of the anti-establishment types that fueled bitcoin’s early rise, it will likely be run by the Federal Reserve.
There are more ways to pay for goods and services now than ever before, and as such paper money seems increasingly old-fashioned.
Japan has risen above the U.S. in the worldwide rankings for the largest bitcoinexchange market. The country now accounts for roughly 48 percent of the global market share, reaching a high of 51 percent over the weekend.
Today’s artificial intelligence (AI), most experts will agree, is still far from what’s called a general AI — one that can perform any task human beings are capable of. Yet, despite limitations, AIs have become rather powerful — at least enough to beat human beings in their own games, or even to take over performing certain […]
With the cryptocurrency market cap now estimated to be in the hundreds of billions of dollars and a sort of familiar frenzy kicking into overdrive, here’s another reminder that widespread adoption by the U.S. public has not yet materialized.
A California city is launching the first US experiment in basic income — and residents will get $6,000 a year
Stockton, California Mayor Michael Tubbs is leading the charge on a basic income experiment in his recovering town.