Quantum computing to run economic models on crypto adoption

By many accounts, quantum computing (QC), which uses atomic “spin” instead of an electrical charge to represent its binary 1’s and 0’s, is evolving at an exponential rate. If QC is ever realized at scale, it could be a boon for human society, helping to improve crop yields, design better medicines and engineer safer airplanes, […]

Honduras Economic Zone Accepts Bitcoin As Legal Tender – What Now, Central Bank?

A special economic zone on a tourist-oriented island off the coast of Honduras has recognized bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as legal tender, zone officials announced Friday. While the country’s central bank recently denied reports that it was considering making bitcoin its de facto currency, a scenic jurisdiction called Próspera on the island of Roatán stated […]

Honduran Special Economic Zone Adopts Bitcoin as Legal Tender

The Honduran Special Economic Zone has adopted bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as legal tender for the Honduras Prospera. The Honduras Prospera is an economic zone established in 2020 as a means to encourage investment. Honduras Prospera has autonomy on fiscal, budgetary, and administrative issues for the economic zones. This autonomy gives it the ability to […]

World Economic Forum Suggests Fighting Corruption With Blockchain Tech

Worldwide, governments devote an estimated $9.5 trillion each year to public procurement — an average of approximately 15% of national gross domestic product. This money goes to public goods and services such as the construction of roads and the delivery of healthcare services, but it also tends to line the pockets of corrupt government officials, […]

Chainlink, MakerDAO Honored as World Economic Forum ‘Tech Pioneers’

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has recognized six blockchain firms on its list of 100 ‘early to growth-stage’ companies as Technology Pioneers for 2020. According to the WEF’s website, the blockchain and crypto startups recognized for pioneering new technologies and innovations in 2020 are Lightning Labs, Chainlink, MakerDAO, Bitcoin analytics firms Elliptic, Latin America-based cryptocurrency […]

Bitcoin Is a Way to Repair Economic Injustice: Author Isaiah Jackson

Last week, Minneapolis police officers killed a 46-year-old black man accused of buying cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill. Ongoing protests have erupted across the country, condemning police brutality and systemic racism.  Part of this conversation – taking place on the streets, over the airwaves and in people’s homes – is that economic inequality is […]

Market Wrap: A Bitcoin Lull as Stocks Signal Economic Optimism

Bitcoin (BTC) was trading around $9,575 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET), gaining less than a percent over the previous 24 hours.  After Tuesday’s rapid 8% drop in less than five minutes on high sell volume, bitcoin’s prices have steadied. At 00:00 UTC on Wednesday, the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization was  changing […]

Bitcoin Rises as Economic Centralization Falls – Cointelegraph Magazine

Among the great sages of the ancient world, there once dwelt a mystic who the ancients heralded as the Мaster of Мasters, the Great-great or the Thrice-greatest Hermes Trismegistus. This man, if man indeed he was, is the author of the Corpus Hermeticum, the discoverer of alchemy, the founder of astrology, and the forebear of […]

Cointelegraph Joins World Economic Forum’s Strategic Intelligence Network

We are excited to announce that Cointelegraph has joined the World Economic Forum’s Strategic Intelligence contributor network as a content partner, supplying the latest blockchain and cryptocurrency industry news, market analysis and op-eds into its sophisticated and wide-ranging knowledge base.  Launched in 2019, Strategic Intelligence uses a combination of professional and AI-driven analysis to curate […]

Bitcoin Will Create a New Economic Elite in 2020

As many economies slowly begin opening up again, their stability remains uncertain. ​2020 will go down in the history books as the year financial markets suffered their worst day since 1987 and oil’s value went negative​ for the first time. Bitcoin (BTC) continues to increase in popularity across the globe, particularly as ​emerging markets ​with […]