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Tech

DeFi Should Look Beyond Tech Hubs for Growth
For DeFi to become a consumer-led phenomenon, it needs to stop focusing on places that already have good banking solutions.
Mar 24, 2021

Markets

What It's Really Like to Live on Bitcoin in the Middle East
The story of a Syrian migrant in Iraq shows how bitcoin can work as intended – as a global currency that transcends borders.
Jul 14, 2020

Business

An Indonesian Chef and the Remittance Industry's $554B Problem
When the coronavirus forced Chef Bagus to conduct his cooking classes online, he needed a good payment system. There wasn't one, but his customers helped find a workaround.
Jun 13, 2020

Markets

Banking the Unbanked: How the Crypto Community Can Make a Big Impact
For tech-savvy young adults in communities often overlooked by traditional big business, the crypto and blockchain industry offers opportunities that others don't.
Apr 30, 2020

Business

Libra Minus Facebook: Why Celo Is 2020's Buzzy Token Project
With $30 million from Polychain and a16z, here's how the buzzy Celo plans to rival Libra on financial inclusion.
Feb 12, 2020

Markets

Blockchain for Inclusion? Gates Foundation Strikes Tepid Tone at Money2020
While it sees potential for distributed ledgers in supporting its mission, the Gates Foundation also notes limitations to the technology.
Oct 23, 2017

Markets

UN Paper: Pushing Bitcoin for Third World Issues Can Be 'Techno Colonialism'
A new UN working paper providing an overview of bitcoin has criticised the attitudes of some in the bitcoin community towards the developing world.
Feb 12, 2016

Markets

The Quiet Revolution: Bitcoins for Grandma
Just as the Internet tore down informational disparities, technologies like bitcoin tear down economic disparities, says John Biggs.
Jan 5, 2016

Markets

Why Wiper Added Bitcoin to Its Disappearing Chat App
Messaging could be the logical starting point for digital currency adoption, according to the CEO of bitcoin-enabled chat app Wiper.
Mar 9, 2015

Markets

Policy Experts Talk Transparency in Bitcoin at Foreign Affairs Event
Foreign Affairs hosted an event to discuss the issues around trust where cryptocurrency is involved in global banking, payments and identity.
Feb 16, 2015