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Blockchain: a ledger you can bank on

While bitcoin attracted negative publicity in its early days, virtual currency networks such as blockchain and Ethereum have the potential to change the world. By Emmet Kelly Picture the scene: a locker room with an infinite number of lockers in a public place. Anyone can wander by. There are windows on each of the lockers… Read More Blockchain: a ledger you can bank on

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The blockchain that binds us

By James Kelly Blockchain technology is creating a buzz in the worlds of banking and finance that it will lead to faster, cheaper and more secure services, but at what cost and is Hong Kong ready for the distributed ledger? James Kelly reports. A popular way to explain blockchain technology, as a casual web search… Read More The blockchain that binds us

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New kid on the blockchain

By Vikram Kumar If blockchain is essentially just a database, has its potential impact been overestimated? In 2015, blockchain had all the frothy bubbles of a new wave crashing. Headlines called it the next big thing. Venture capital fuelled start-ups at a record rate. Patent applications flooded in. Big name companies jumped on the bandwagon… Read More New kid on the blockchain

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The Brave New World of Bitcoins

By Tony Malkovic They only exist in cyberspace, secrecy surrounds who invented them, and no government or bank controls their use. Yet bitcoins are tipped by some to become a US$400 billion global enterprise. Don’t be fooled by all those photos of bitcoins you see on the internet, showing a golden coin with a “B” on them. They’re misleading: images created by designers… Read More The Brave New World of Bitcoins

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Fraud and Virtual Currencies

By David Malamed Bitcoins and other virtual currencies may be the way of the future, but they’re also opening new doors for scammers. Pump-and-dump schemes are hardly new. But the one that emerged in December 2013 had a twist few fraud investigators would likely ever have imagined: it involved bitcoin, a virtual currency that exists… Read More Fraud and Virtual Currencies

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Why Bitcoin is the Way of the Future

By Dwayne Bragonier Bills and coins are on their way out and digital currencies are on the rise. How’s this for a bold statement: all conventional currencies will fail over the next 30 years and will be replaced by cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin. This despite the troubles Bitcoin has faced in the past few months… Read More Why Bitcoin is the Way of the Future