Can Bitcoin Make a Difference in the Global Aid Sector?
CoinDesk explores whether bitcoin and blockchain technology could make a difference in the global aid sector.
Consensus is building on one issue at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland: Cash is dead.
"I have long held that, were cash invented today, it would be dismissed by policymakers, bankers and law enforcement as dystopian, absurd and dangerous."
It turns out cold, hard cash with a helping of government bonds - not bitcoin or gold - is where people turn in the face of a pandemic and "apocalyptic" market turmoil.
Credit cards and bank transfers – and their incumbent surveillance features – are no longer payment options for Greek citizens, they are obligations.
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.