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  • Bitcoin is making banks nervous. Here's why

    weforum.org 06 Oct '17, 2pm

    As a result of that innovation, we have seen many forms of information production shift to C-Forms. Open source software such as the Linux computer operating system, which competes with Microsoft Windows and Apple macOS, is produced and shared by individuals in C-Forms instead of cent...

  • Bitcoin now comes from space. Welcome to the future

    weforum.org 26 Aug '17, 6pm

    Bitcoin software company Blockstream announced that its Blockstream Satellite network will transmit the cryptocurrency down from space, enabling people in places with little support for the blockchain network to access bitcoin. Blockstream satellite network On August 15, Blockstream ,...

  • This is what's driving the bitcoin boom

    weforum.org 29 Aug '17, 10pm

    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...

  • Bitcoin has split into two. Here's what that actually means

    Bitcoin has split into two. Here's what that actually means

    weforum.org 26 Aug '17, 9pm

    Bitcoin power brokers were unable to come behind a single solution that would have preserved a unified cryptocurrency by Tuesday morning's deadline. As such, the digital currency has officially forked and split in two: bitcoin cash and bitcoin. Miners were able to seek out bitcoin cas...

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    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...

  • 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 | 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...

  • 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...

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