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
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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
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
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
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
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
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?
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