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  • World Economic Foundation – You’ve heard of Bitcoin, but what about Ethereum? https://t.co/h26Vee74Bs

    You’ve heard of Bitcoin, but what about Ethereum? |

    weforum.org 15 Aug '17, 9am

    You’ve just got to grips with Bitcoin – maybe you’ve even used it. Well, it has a new challenger on the scene that’s got the support of some major businesses. Ethereum is gaining popularity and its value is rising. In June, its currency reached its highest price so far, of $322.28. Wh...

  • Agenda / Ageing

    weforum.org 10 Aug '17, 4pm

    Future of Digital Economy and Society Future of Economic Progress Future of Education, Gender and Work Future of Energy Future of Environment and Natural Resource Security Future of Financial and Monetary Systems Future of Food Security and Agriculture Future of Global Health and Heal...

  • Bitcoin's biggest appeal might also leave it with a huge weakness

    weforum.org 28 Jul '17, 12am

    Bitcoin reached a huge new peak in value in June 2017, when one unit of the virtual currency was worth US$2,851 (£2,208), up from around US$600 just a year earlier. More than 10m people worldwide are now thought to own bitcoin and more than 100,000 merchants accept it for goods (not c...

  • What’s driving the bitcoin boom? Here’s what you need to know https://t.co/iE1iCF4Rr1

    What’s driving the bitcoin boom? Here’s what you need to know | World

    weforum.org 07 Jun '17, 3pm

    The price of a bitcoin doubled last year, and has doubled again so far this year to around 2,800 dollars. In the wake of bitcoin’s recent surge, almost $4billion was wiped off its value . But the correction didn’t last long, and the price began to climb again. So what’s all the hype a...

  • These global cities have the most trees

    weforum.org 18 Jul '17, 4pm

    The researchers used information from Google Street View to determine what they call the "Green View Index," a rating that quantifies each city's percentage of canopy coverage based on aerial images. When the project launched in 2016, Treepedia featured 10 cities, but the team has sin...

  • What is Bitcoin?

    weforum.org 24 May '17, 4pm

    Bitcoin’s increasing value is due to the fact that its popularity has rocketed in recent years. In 2009, there were fewer than 10,000 transactions in bitcoin. By January this year that number had trebled. Analysts put this down to the fact that investors think it will hold its value b...

  • #Bitcoin has overtaken gold for the first time

    Bitcoin has overtaken gold for the first time

    weforum.org 03 Mar '17, 12pm

    The price of one Bitcoin climbed above the price of one ounce of gold for the first time ever on Thursday. The cryptocurrency climbed to $1,241.30 around 10:20 a.m. ET. Meanwhile, gold was around $1,241.25 at the time. Bitcoin dipped below the yellow metal minutes later, but then boun...

  • From Singapore to Sweden - these countries attract the most talent. Read more:

    Agenda / Employment and Skills

    weforum.org 16 Mar '17, 3pm

    These African countries have the highest share of women in their workforce New research from Pew Research Center shows that women have a high labour force representation in these African countries.