President Maduro enters the world of cryptocurrencies. Is a currency worth anything if no one wants it? The fact that the answer is an obvious “no” lies at the heart of Venezuela’s problem. Inflation in the Bolivar currency is running at more than 11,000 percent. Lucky Venezuelans are hungry; many others are actually starving. Medicine […]
As cryptocurrencies draw more attention from global regulators, BitcoinBro’s CEO Oliver von Landsberg Sadie talks with Nejra Cehic on Bloomberg Market TV’s ‘Rules and Returns’. In the UK there is a huge opportunity, right now, for banks and the FCA to embrace innovation in this space.
The man responsible for interpreting religious law in Egypt has banned Bitcoin. Grand Mufti Shawki Ibrahim Abdel-Karim Allam has issued a fatwa telling Muslims the world’s most famous cryptocurrency is haram – or forbidden. They are not allowed to sell, buy or rent using Bitcoin. Whether his order applies to just Egypt’s Muslims – or […]
According to the billionaire Carl Icahn, the answer is yes. He told CNBC this week that it is similar to swampland next to the Mississippi river. He’s talking there about a bubble that nearly bankrupted France, back in the early 1700s.
This independent guide walks you through the setup of Jaxx, a popular and free software wallet. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are held in wallets, which hold the public and private keys required for transactions. A wallet can take the form of a downloadable app, a piece of specialist hardware or simply a piece of paper.