A study by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm shows that Sweden is on track to become the world’s first cashless country.
The Bitcoin debit card looks set to inject some serious convenience into transacting with digital currency.
A new inquiry from the Australian government is looking to change current tax codes for Bitcoin in Australia, which are proving to be controversial and counter-productive, hurting businesses and growth.
And so the war on cash begins with its first casualties: Swiss pension funds and large depositors at banks worldwide are beginning to feel the impact of negative interest rates, which have the potential to unravel the global economy.
Are you ready for a revolution? You might have just missed it. The digital payment revolution may have already changed the world, as cash may be the odd currency out.
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A week after the announcement by the Central Bank of Denmark to abolish the printing of cash by 2016
ZapGo aims to revolutionize how young South Africans spend their cash online. The new mobile money start-up by South Africans Michail Brynard and Helghardt Avenant (currently halfway through the Boost VC accelerator program in Silicon Valley), uses the Bitcoin network as the underlying mechanism to transfer value.
Admittedly, I will lose a lot of purchasing power if the price of a bitcoin falls to US$5. Hell, I've already lost money in Bitcoin – I didn't really get interested in it until the fall of 2013. Yeah, I repeat: that fall of 2013, the famous run up to the US$1,000 bitcoin.
European bitcoin exchange CoinMate has announced a new partnership with payment provider MoneyPolo. This enables users from over 100 countries to exchange cash for bitcoin and back.
The Walker Sands 2015 Future of Retail survey of 1,400 online consumers across the United States found that study participants consider mobile wallets and applications the least secure form of payment, ranking behind personal checks and cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.
Founded by Ruben Galindo and Antonio Garcia of Mexico City, AirTM is a service that depends on the Bitreserve API to make transfers from the “new money” in the cloud to the “old money” of the cash system.
All are plagued with governments that seek out and punish those who make large purchases in cash. This forces people to either use banks against their preference, or live with the risk of punishment.
A new survey suggests that the UK could soon be embracing cryptocurrencies and other alternative payment methods en masse.
Hype can be bad. Overhype can be embarrassing.
Brett Arends at the Wall Street Journal had an op-ed on Friday called “Why Cash Is King Again” that makes one nice small point but misses a larger one.
Negative interest rates and the blocking of mass-moving of assets to cash may cause people to turn to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as the solution.
A brief guide on how to avoid capital controls and move money out of China.
A recent survey by The Zimbabwe Standard showed that a number of banks in the central business district of the country’s capital, Harare, had long queues to withdraw cash with others running out of cash by midday.
Reserve Bank of India explores the Blockchain as a solution to cash use and deep-rooted tax avoidance.
Our society is moving faster and faster towards its cashless future, paradoxically at the same time losing trust in traditional banking. Does it mean that we are ready for Bitcoin? Is it time for it to finally enter the official financial scene?
CoinTelegraph speaks to Devon Watson, Diebolds VP of Global Software R&D, on a mobile driven ATM, conditions for using Bitcoin in mobile banking and implementation of Blockchain into the Diebold platform.
The boss of MasterCard in the UK and Ireland believes cash will be practically extinct in the next five years across Britain and Ireland and will seem as antediluvian as carrying a pouch full of gold.
Norway’s largest bank DNB proposes to stop using cash as a means of payment in the country.
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