Taking Bitcoin Beyond the Banked
Bitcoin is largely still a tool of the relatively privileged. So how do we level the playing field?
A new UN working paper providing an overview of bitcoin has criticised the attitudes of some in the bitcoin community towards the developing world.
Just as the Internet tore down informational disparities, technologies like bitcoin tear down economic disparities, says John Biggs.
While it sees potential for distributed ledgers in supporting its mission, the Gates Foundation also notes limitations to the technology.
Messaging could be the logical starting point for digital currency adoption, according to the CEO of bitcoin-enabled chat app Wiper.
Foreign Affairs hosted an event to discuss the issues around trust where cryptocurrency is involved in global banking, payments and identity.