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Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Despite risks, cryptocurrency presents an exciting opportunity in Africa

As more states in Africa come to accept cryptocurrency in a technology-first approach to digitizing and diversifying their markets, these markets could exploit cryptocurrency opportunities.

Asia Pacific Finance

Blockchain goes East: opportunities in China

As Beijing ratchets up its pressure on bitcoin, this time targeting mining, Chinese investors are exploring the potential of the technology central to it all – blockchain.

Latin America Politics Technology and infrastructure

The Bitcoin bubble, Venezuela, and political risk

Despite rampant speculation, and a near-certain chance of bust, Bitcoin is here to stay. Here’s how cryptocurrencies will transform the way we identify, manage and mitigate political risks across borders. 

Asia Pacific Finance

How 3 Asian countries are reacting to Bitcoin

While many associate digital currencies such as Bitcoin with places like Silicon Valley, in actuality the major region for cryptocurrency activity is Asia. The three largest economies in the Asia

Finance International

Where does bitcoin fit in the currency crisis?

At every turn, Bitcoin supporters say their anonymous cryptocurrency is the solution for countries in currency crisis. Despite its other shortcomings, bitcoin has a use in places like Argentina, but

Asia Pacific Finance

Bitcoin offers free currency movement in China, for now

The digital currency could push China into making tough decisions about liberalizing its financial system. Although Bitcoin is designed to be a decentralized currency that can be used the world

Finance North America

Bitcoin: Scam or viable currency alternative?

There is a sense in which the entire Bitcoin debate is profoundly unsettling, highlighting the fact that most currencies today are just like it – fictional, fiat money, printed and