Post Tagged with: "Alternative Bitcoin Capitals"

Canadian crypto battle between Montreal (Sidechains) & Toronto (Ethereum)

by July 24, 2015 at 1:16 am 0 comments

What is it about Canada with its radical blockchain technology? Is it the need to think different to compete with its giant southern neighbor? Within Canada, the two cities of Toronto and Montreal are in opposite sides of the big debate over whether blockchain technology can be separated from bitcoin the currency. In Toronto, where…Read more Canadian crypto battle between Montreal with Sidechains & Toronto with Ethereum

Greece could boost the economy by creating a mass market Bitcoin experiment

by July 21, 2015 at 12:11 am 0 comments

I wonder what Yannis Varoufakis is working now that he is no longer playing high stakes poker with Greece’s creditors. Maybe he is figuring out how to turn his Bitcoin April Fools prank into reality. This post goes beyond the fun science fiction speculation to look at some practical issues.Read More

Indonesia Bitcoin & the unbundling of the remittances market 

by July 3, 2015 at 1:39 am 0 comments

So far we have looked at relatively small countries in our Alternative Bitcoin Capital tour. Indonesia is not small however you cut it: population; 256 million (close to America in size) GDP #16 in world between Mexico and Netherlands. Indonesia is exciting for business because of those Asian GDP growthRead More

Isle of Man and the ramp up in Bitcoin regulatory competition

by June 26, 2015 at 2:33 am 2 comments

I think of the Isle of Man as home of the TT motorbike race and a colder version of the Cayman Islands (low tax place). That needs updating, because on Wednesday 26th March, the island’s Financial Supervision Commission confirmed that a bitcoin exchange that holds client funds with a licensed overseas paymentRead More

Estonia, birthplace of Skype, teaches Governments how to compete digitally

by June 19, 2015 at 2:08 am 0 comments

When I left ReadWriteWeb at the end of 2009, somebody asked me: “What is the most exciting tech startup that you saw during during the last year?” My answer was a company that was not well known at the time called Faroo that was creating a decentralized search engine inRead More

The Pan African Currency Union based on bitcoin replaces US $ as reserve currency

by June 12, 2015 at 2:08 am 0 comments

Headline found in Business Insider dated 2025. This is science fiction, which is a fun way to speculate on the future – just ask Arthur C Clark, the science fiction writer who is credited with the idea for geo stationary satellites for telecommunications in 1945. Warning: the value of BitcoinRead More

Bitcoin Will Save Argentina, or Argentina Will Save Bitcoin? 

by June 5, 2015 at 1:57 am 0 comments

The prospect of a country ditching their Fiat currency for Bitcoin has Bitcoin bulls salivating. It is easy to define where this will NOT happen. It will NOT happen where the currency is fairly well managed and trusted. Despite people who will say all currencies are ponzi schemes, currencies such as USD, EUR, GBP, CHF,…Read more Bitcoin will save Argentina, or Argentina will save Bitcoin? 

Alternative Fintech Capital – Iceland

by May 29, 2015 at 12:35 am 0 comments

The Fintech Global Tour has gone to 20 locations, from the obvious (London, New York, Silicon Valley) to places that most venture investors considered to be backwaters (but where we found a surprising amount of activity). We now move onto a new phase of the tour when we go toRead More