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Will cryptocurrency replace national currency in the future?

August 26th, 2018 at 9:46 am » Comments Off

Wrapping one’s head around the craze that is, cryptocurrency can often be downright confusing. However, despite the influx of uncertainty, the digital commerce could become the global finance standard in the near future. For starters, cryptocurrency is any form of currency that only exists digitally or virtually, and “usually has no central issuing or regulating […]



Will we ever have trillionaires?

August 18th, 2018 at 10:05 am » Comments Off

Do you know what you’d do with a trillion dollars? Would you buy a fleet of private jets or dune buggies or maybe dine on gold-plated chicken wings ? Or would you just withdraw a huge pile of cash and burn it for fun ? Some sums of money are so large, they defy imagination: […]



What would U.S money look like, given the proper attention of an industrial designer

August 13th, 2018 at 11:55 am » Comments Off

Bills so pretty you’d never spend them. Industrial designer Andrey Avgust hails from Belarus, a country whose currency I admit I’ve never seen. But he’s seen our yankee dollars and recognizes that their design kind of stinks. For fun Avgust gave U.S. bills a redesign, starting with the material: Polymer.



Cryptocurrency is just one of seven types of cryptoassets you should know

July 26th, 2018 at 9:25 am » Comments Off

Two years ago, the entire cryptoasset market had a value of $9 billion. Had it been a public company, it would barely have cracked the S&P 500 index. Fewer than two years later, the cryptoasset market is $300 billion in size, roughly double the market capitalization of RBC, Canada’s largest lender. The explosion (and recent […]



Why the Crypto market will be trillions

July 9th, 2018 at 9:46 am » Comments Off

Public embarrassment is a horrible feeling. We’ve all experienced in one form or another. Predicting the future of technology is daunting enough but mix that with the future of money and markets – forget about it. The effort was to convey a whole worldview in less than ten minutes. Needless to say, it required a […]



‘You can hear the panic in the bankers’ voices’ says Tim Draper

June 23rd, 2018 at 7:21 am » Comments Off

Most advice around ICOs tends to center on researching the team or project themselves, but Draper favors a different approach. The never-ending debate is if Bitcoin is a universal currency. I attend the final session of the Blockchain Economic Forum in San Francisco, where venture capitalist Tim Draper was interviewed by former Obama administration CFTC […]



Basic income could work—if you do it Canada-style

June 22nd, 2018 at 11:04 am » Comments Off

A Canadian province is giving people money with no strings attached—revealing both the appeal and the limitations of the idea. Dana Bowman, 56, expresses gratitude for fresh produce at least 10 times in the hour and a half we’re having coffee on a frigid spring day in Lindsay, Ontario. Over the many years she scraped […]



Electric scooter startup Bird is the fastest company to reach a valuation of $1 billion.

June 18th, 2018 at 10:13 am » Comments Off

Bird, one of many scooter startups currently sweeping the US, was last valued at $400 million after closing $100 million in series B funding in early March. In late May, Bird was reported to be raising $150 million in series C funding led by Sequoia Capital, at a $1 billion valuation. People familiar with the […]



Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak wants ‘pure’ bitcoin to become the global internet currency

June 8th, 2018 at 9:36 am » Comments Off

 Bitcoin’s Two Possible Outcomes According to this digital asset manager. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has thrown his weight behind Jack Dorsey’s hope that Bitcoin will emerge as the global currency of the internet. The Twitter (TWTR, +3.02%) and Square CEO said last month that the internet is “going to have a native currency” and he hoped […]



Dutch central bank warns about the rise of the cashless society

June 8th, 2018 at 9:20 am » Comments Off

No cash here. The Dutch central bank DNB said on Tuesday it had concerns about the decline in the use of cash, saying the lightning-fast rise in digital payments could lead to vulnerable groups having limited access to goods and services. While apps and other digital methods of payment are rising in popularity, ‘there is […]



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