Regional Bitcoin equivalents have popped up in Iceland, Czech Republic, Spain and Greece, all this year, created in the hope of bolstering local economies. It’s not uncommon for such ‘community currencies’ to emerge in difficult times – when traditional currencies fail
Last week I was invited to talk about Bitcoin and the future of money at the Sibos conference in Boston, an annual get-together of the payment systems industry: the people working in between your bank account and that of anyone you buy from. This is a gigantic, profitable and globally established sector – but at […]
(Photo credit: Jonathan Combe) On currency, the vibrant Scottish independence debate has got stuck in a rut. Whether or not Britain will share the sterling is an emotive subject. But it also begs the question of why – in a creative, digitally advanced and regionally diverse society – the strength of an economy should […]
Requested by Thomas Greco, approved by the WIR spokesperson, I translated this video into English. More about the WIR Bank here: http://community-currency.info/en/currencies/wir-bank
Radio feature and interview during the FT Alphaville event.
Bitcoin is having its moment but there are better sustainable currencies The crypto currency’s liberating features are undone by its susceptibility to fraud. With other options out there, Bitcoin may not be the best bet. Bitcoin suffers two other major downsides, neither of them headline-grabbers