While it sees potential for distributed ledgers in supporting its mission, the Gates Foundation also notes limitations to the technology.
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.
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.
Bitcoin is largely still a tool of the relatively privileged. So how do we level the playing field?
British bitcoin service Azteco and South African start-up Xoin have separately launched two services designed for emerging markets.
Bitcoin offers financial services for underserved populations, but hurdles still remain before its potential can be realised.
As America celebrates Independence Day, CoinDesk looks at how cryptocurrencies are building a more independent financial world for everyone.
The startup aims to provide universal bitcoin access via wallet that can be used on any cellphone.