Digital currencies: the pros and cons

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The idea that central banks should introduce digital versions of physical cash is gaining traction. Led by innovative governments in cash-averse economies such as Sweden, the concept of central bank digital currencies has drawn both outright condemnation and enthusiastic support for its profound ramifications for payments, monetary policy and financial stability

Understanding the psychology of abstract money

How will our relationships and attitudes to finance, wealth and value change as perceptions of money evolve in the decades to come?

What one man’s death taught us about cryptosecurity

The loss of investors’ money from a cryptocurrency exchange following the death of its owner has highlighted the need for more robust business practices in a still-nascent industry

Groundbreaking uses of cryptos and blockchain

Cryptocurrencies are widely regarded as trading assets, but along with blockchain they offer groundbreaking uses in sectors such as personal finance, housing and energy. Here are five innovative examples

How ICOs can democratise funding for startups

Methods of raising capital based on cryptocurrencies are developing fast, enabling smaller investors to get involved

Could KYC and AML bring back the crypto boom?

Anonymity and confidentiality may be attractive in the crypto world powered by blockchain, but they can pose problems when policing money laundering

American crypto: the States’ stance on bitcoin and more

Developments in America may lead the way for organisations elsewhere considering whether to adopt cryptocurrencies in business as well as national and local government

Crypto trust is key for survival

Cryptocurrencies have been catapulted into public awareness, but the volatility and controversies surrounding them have created a distrust that must be overcome