Let’s just imagine that you live in a country ruled by an authoritarian-type president like in Venezuela and you want to save yourselves (and maybe your country). There’s violence, no jobs, no food and all that jazz. What options do … Continue reading How bitcoin can help you escape a dictatorship
Last week we were busy moderating the lectures of Bitcoin Lightning Hackday #3. Besides the very interesting keynotes from Blockstream and RGB Project, the general atmosphere of this event was super chilled and warming. It wasn’t just another Bitcoin Meetup, … Continue reading The Future of the Lightning Network – Expert Interview Part II
Introduction – The Future of Digital Trade Will Bitcoin be the future of money? Will Bitcoin Lightning Network micropayments be the new digital cash? Many rumours say that in the year 2030 more than 10% of global gross domestic product … Continue reading The Future of the Lightning Network – Expert Interview Part I
Do people use bitcoin to buy drugs, traffic human beings, and sell illegal weapons? Well, one drug dealer from the UK made between £275,000 and £1.5 million ($368,183 to $2,008,275) in under three years by using Bitcoin transactions to sell drugs on … Continue reading Why Financial Privacy Isn’t All About Shady Online Transactions
Every so often someone makes a really cool infographic. We thought this one was good enough to publish. Infographic by the good folks at bitcoinplay.net Continue reading Some Crazy Facts About Bitcoin INFOGRAPHIC
This question is like asking why is the internet better than an old dusty library of books guarded by a gaggle of old corrupt librarians! Sure you might like a book in the library, but not being able to search … Continue reading What Makes Bitcoin Better Than Paper Money?
The Chinese Renminbi has been approved by the IMF to be a part of the basket of currencies that make up the Special Drawing Rights (SDR). The other currencies include the US Dollar, the English Pound, the Japanese Yen and the Euro. What is most surprising about this move is that the yuan now makes up more of the basket (10.92%) than the Yen (8.33%) and the Pound (8.09%). In order to get the yuan included, china has had to make economic reforms and open up transparency to its central bank. It also has had to devalue the yuan (vs … Continue reading China Part of Special Drawing Rights: Bullish For Bitcoin