The Bitcoin and Blockchain: Energy Hogs

The Bitcoin and Blockchain: Energy Hogs

The digital world still lives under the illusion that it is intangible. As governments gathered in Paris at COP21 in 2015, pledging to reduce their carbon emissions to keep global warming below 2°C, the spread of digital technology continued to take place without the...
Can Blockchain, A Swiftly Evolving Technology, Be Controlled?

Can Blockchain, A Swiftly Evolving Technology, Be Controlled?

Vasilis Kostakis, Tallinn University of Technology; Primavera de Filippi, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), and Wolfgang Drechsler, National University of Singapore The headlong pace of technological change produces giant leaps forward in knowledge,...

Can Blockchain Technology Help Poor People Around The World?

Nir Kshetri, University of North Carolina – Greensboro Big Wall Street companies are using a complicated technology called blockchain to further increase the already lightning-fast speed of international finance. But it’s not just the upper crust of high finance who...
How the blockchain will transform housing markets

How the blockchain will transform housing markets

An emerging technology, blockchain, could transform the way we buy and sell real estate by doing away with the hidden costs and inefficiencies of our housing markets. Blockchain is an online ledger that records transactions. It’s capable of recording the movement of...
Taking Bitcoin To The Stockmarket Won’t Do Much For Its Risky Image

Taking Bitcoin To The Stockmarket Won’t Do Much For Its Risky Image

Adrian Lee, University of Technology Sydney; Andrew Ainsworth, University of Sydney, and KIHoon Hong, Hongik University Since its inception in 2008 digital currency Bitcoin has attracted critics who argue it’s inherently risky. The latest push to create an exchange...
New U.S. Law to Replace Dollar with Bitcoin

New U.S. Law to Replace Dollar with Bitcoin

The United States Senate voted late Friday night to pass H.R. 0401, titled America’s Plan to Restore Individual Liberty and Financial Openness for Our Localities and States. That bill, which President Donald J. Trump has vowed to sign when it reaches his desk later...
Why so many companies are rounding up your spare change

Why so many companies are rounding up your spare change

Last weekend, taxi app Lyft took out a full-page ad in the Sunday New York Times to announce a magnanimous new program it will roll out soon called Round Up & Donate. “Opt in and we’ll automatically round up your fare to the next whole dollar and push the...
Bitcoin vs Gold: Which is a Better Long-Term Bet?

Bitcoin vs Gold: Which is a Better Long-Term Bet?

Imagine that you have $100,000 at your disposal. You must spend all of it on either bitcoin or gold – no mixing and matching – and the assets will then be stored in a trust that cannot be accessed again for 50 years. Which option would you choose? With the two...