Having been relatively quiet for a while, Russia's leader Vladimir, speaking in Sochi (following meetings with Middle East crown princes who confirmed Russia as a key partner - "isolated"?), has unleashed his most aggressive statements with regard th
With more and more people paying with credit cards and their smartphones, Denmark's central bank Nationalbanken says it no longer pays to print banknotes or mint coins.
watch the world currencies flow into BTC in realtime
Taisys Technologies has revealed that Kenya's Equity Bank will be issuing a ultra-thin mobile banking smart SIM, which incorporates technology from Taisys.
An innovative sim card is challenging M-Pesa's mobile banking monopoly. But will the competition increase financial inclusion?
The use of pre-paid mobile-phone minutes as a currency.
Protests over democracy in Hong Kong may be preoccupying the Chinese leadership, but a subject of still greater international importance is being played out this week behind closed doors in Washington.
"Even though bitcoin is volatile, it's still safer than the national currency," said one young 'tech-savvy' Venezuelan, who as Reuters reports, is looking to bypass President Maduro's dysfunctional economic controls.
Andreas M. Antonopoulos promoted Bitcoin at the 11th meeting of the Canadian Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce, on October 8th, 2014, dedicated to the Committee's study on the use of digital currency.
On Monday, Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne announced the online retailer had hired two Counterparty developers to build a decentralized stock exchange to issue corporate stock for Overstock and other companies.
Overstock.com is building software, based on the bitcoin digital currency, that could allow the big-name etailer to issue corporate stock over the internet, sidestepping traditional stock exchanges such as the NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange.
In response to Reader Question on a Credit-Based Society: Can Interest Ever Be Repaid? I received an email from reader Keith Weiner at Monetary Metals.
The drip-drip-drip of Fed-induced inflation is hardly felt by most Americans even on an annual basis; but take a step back over a generation of currency debasement and it becomes clear. As the following image shows, the cost of living since 1938 has,
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Those wanting to keep their investment in the Mint's vaults will have to buy at least 25 gold sovereigns – worth about £4,700. The mint will charge 1% of the value of your gold per year for storage, plus VAT.
Gold always accounts for an expanding fiat currency supply, either through a bull market that can last years as gold reasserts its value, or through a snap overnight revaluation as we've seen many times before in history. How will it play out this ti
Perianne Boring (Founder and President of the Chamber of Digital Commerce) on how legislation responds to Bitcoin. - Pamela Morgan (Attorney, Educator, Entrepreneur; affiliated with Empowered Law) discusses how Bitcoin is working within industry
Scotcoin is a bitcoin-like invention created to give the bid for independence options to consider. The creators have already given 1000 scotcoins to every adult resident of the nation.
Will it expand opportunity for the poor? Or just allow the government to manipulate the economy for its own benefit? Economists disagree.
As the excitement over the Scottish independence referendum (on Sept. 18) heats up, Paul Krugman is getting in on the debate, with an important warning to the new would-be nation.
The weekend is over, and the pound is tanking.
Duke University and New York University have recently begun offering courses on cryptocurrencies.
Imagine this scene:
In Why they are making an enemy of Russia?
Argentina's peso slumped to a record low in the parallel market, deepening its slide since last month's default and prompting government officials to say holdout creditors are behind a speculative attack.
After spending time in Argentina, BofA's Marcos Buscaglia is concerned...
According to BitcoinAgile.com a new record for real estate purchased with bitcoin may have been set.
In response to New Yuan Loans and Shadow Banking Collapse in China; Record Bank Deposit Slump reader "CF" from Hong Kong who works in China explains how he is pulling every cent he can out of renminbi (yuan) , converting instead to Hong Kong dollar
From the 1830s to the 1930s, almost all the important currencies were on the gold standard and were backed by gold.
With all eyes firmly focused on Ukraine's borders and the bloodshed in the East as fighting rages, it appears few are paying attention to the ongoing collapse of the nation's currency.