A Bank of Japan official has ruled out the launch of a central bank digital currency because to do so may require the country to abandon cash.
CoinDesk explores whether bitcoin and blockchain technology could make a difference in the global aid sector.
ZipZap has formally reinstated its bitcoin buying service at more than 20,000 retail locations in the UK.
Bitcoin ATM manufacturer Lamassu has unveiled a new ATM stand that allows for two-way transactions.
The global cash payment network has 'temporarily' halted digital transactions as its payment processor awaits clarification on regulations.
In 2012 use of cash for shopping fell 10 per cent - and the rate of decline is accelerating.