Category: Economics

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The Nakamoto Imperative: Why We Have to Build a Decentralist Culture

decentralistThe following opinion piece on building a decentralist culture was written by Max Borders, director of Social Evolution and author of The Social Singularity.  Some people have made good money buying and trading tokens. And on net, that’s a good thing. Whether you’re a trader or lucky hodler, you’re contributing to human progress. But it’s […]

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September 11, 2018 0

Turkish Bitcoin Volume Soars as Traders Flee the Lira

Turkish Bitcoin Volume Soars as Traders Flee the LiraTrading volume on Turkish cryptocurrency exchanges has soared over the last 24 hours as citizens have sought refuge from the weakened lira. Turkey’s national currency has faced a torrid time on a day when President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the US of trying to “stab it in the back”. Trade volume on domestic exchange Btcturk […]

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August 13, 2018 0

Economics Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller Examines Bitcoin in Historical Context

Economics Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller Examines Bitcoin in Historical ContextProfessor Robert Shiller, who received the 2013 Nobel prize in economics and is famous for the Case-Shiller Index, published an article on Monday talking about the way the allure of bitcoin fits previous attempts to reinvent money. Also Read:  Crypto Revolution Starts Reshaping Global Politics Historical Precedents The main question Shiller was trying to answer […]

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May 23, 2018 0

Mastercard “Very Happy” to Use Cryptocurrencies, Just Not Real Ones

Mastercard “Very Happy” to Use Cryptocurrencies, Just Not Real OnesWhen you are an entrenched player deep within a certain system, especially one as complex and inflexible as the banking industry, it can be hard to implement changes, even when there is a critical need to adapt to emerging technologies. If a company wants to appear as if it is keeping up with the times, […]

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March 19, 2018 0

Transaction Data Suggests a Crypto Recession Is Brewing

Transaction Data Suggests a Crypto Recession Is BrewingCharts can reveal a lot about crypto assets. Past performance and future indicators can be gleaned at a glance, but there’s also a lot more that can be ascertained. A study of several of the most popular blockchains, including bitcoin and ethereum, has shown transaction velocity to have reached its lowest in years. Cryptocurrency is […]

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March 2, 2018 0

‘Black Monday’ Shows Bitcoin Isn’t As ‘Dangerous’ As Regulators Claim

'Black Monday' Shows Bitcoin Isn't As 'Dangerous' As Regulators ClaimLooking at mainstream media headlines over the past few weeks shows a lot of columnists and pundits have declared that ‘bitcoin’s bubble has burst.’ They always claim that it’s much safer to invest in traditional investments like equities or the stock market while at the same time highlighting cryptocurrency’s volatile price swings. However, on Monday, […]

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February 6, 2018 0

The Bitcoin Price Equivalence Shows What “Cheap” Cryptocurrencies Are Really Worth

The Bitcoin Price Equivalence Shows What “Cheap” Cryptocurrencies Are Really WorthThere’s been a lot of talk lately about market capitalization and circulating supply. As sub-$1 altcoins have shot up in price, some new investors have been making noises about their anointed coin being worth more than bitcoin one day. What these new entrants fail to take into account is digital scarcity: the notion that assets […]

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January 9, 2018 0

Apartments in Turkey Available for Purchase Using Bitcoin

Apartments in Turkey Available for Purchase Using BitcoinThe owner of the MiaVita Beytepe project in Ankara, Turkey, has announced that its luxury apartments are available for purchase using bitcoin. The apartments are expected to comprise the first real estate transactions to be made using cryptocurrency in Turkey. Also Read: Luxury Dubai High Rise Apartments Will Be Sold for Bitcoin Luxury Apartments in Turkey […]

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September 24, 2017 0

Five Leading Russian Universities Start Offering Cryptocurrency Courses

Many universities across Russia have added new courses to their existing finance curricula that are focused on cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, and blockchain technology. They will offer these courses for the first time this academic year due to high demand. Also read: Russia’s Finance Ministry Drafts Law to Legalize Cryptocurrencies Cryptocurrency Courses A number of top universities in […]

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September 18, 2017 0

Why Bitcoin is Not a Bubble

bubbleThe internet is replete with people referring to bitcoin as a “bubble.” They are spreading fear, uncertainty, and doubt galore. They believe bitcoin’s high price spells impending doom, but their criticisms move beyond mere skepticism. It seems like they just hate cryptocurrency. Yet many of these pundits do not fully grasp bitcoin…or even economics. Also […]

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September 12, 2017 0