Posts Tagged ‘digital currency’


The Dollar’s Stil a Mainstay of World Currency

The venerable American dollar has taken a beating of sorts in recent months, facing fluctuating values in world markets and incursions from digital alternatives like the Bitcoin. But even with its ups and downs, the dollar’s still king in a world hungry for currency that’s stable, solid and backed by a secure government. As a […]

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Exchange CEO’s Suicide Adds to Bitcoin Turmoil

The Bitcoin, pioneer of the digital currency movement worldwide and once the darling of liberty lovers everywhere, has suffered some major setbacks in its march toward acceptance as a real alternative currency. But whether – and how – the Bitcoin weathers those rough spots may prove the true test of its staying power, as the […]

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Can The World Have Too Many Currencies?

While the Bitcoin continues to grab headlines for reasons good and bad, other digital currencies are quietly staking their own claim in the international money markets. As it’s becoming clear that virtually anybody can put a digital money system in place, economists and financial experts worry about the impact these upstarts could have on the […]

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Do It Yourself Digital Money: The Open Transaction Project

Bored with the Bitcoin? Frustrated with the limitations of the Ven, the LItecoin, the Feathercoin? Just make your own digital currency – it’s easy and free. While that may be a slight exaggeration, the very proliferation of those Bitcoin clones and other alternatives confirm the fact that available technology makes it possible for anyone to […]

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The Bitcoinvention Opens Doors to Asia

Amid controversy and criticism, the Bitcoin marches on. Though the digital currency is gaining ground around the world as a legitimate means of exchange, it’s being given an especially warm reception in the emerging economies of Asia. And the upcoming Bitcoinvention in Manila demonstrates how far the Bitcoin has come as a viable currency in […]

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Is There a Bitcoin Backlash?

The clearest indicator that the Bitcoin is here to stay may be the fact that the digital currency has made enemies in high places. As the upstart coin continues its march toward global legitimacy, advocates of the Bitcoin have worried that it might become the target of government and financial institutions threatened by its growing […]

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Can Cybercurrency Change the World?

Digital currency keeps on making news – and making financial experts worry. In what appears to be the perfect marketing move, the Bitcoin – an electronic currency – was recently used to buy the Tesla, an electric car. And while many hail the move as another step toward the Bitcoin’s eventual dominance of world money […]

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Digital Currency Trades Strong in a Changed World

When James Howells tossed out an old hard drive recently, he didn’t realize he’d tossed out a fortune. But the hard drive contained 7500 Bitcoins the Welsh-born IT professional had “mined” several years before – now worth a whopping $7.5 million, as the digital currency is trading for $1,000 a coin. That’s a strong showing […]

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Can the Coin Make Wallets Obsolete?

The boundary between the physical and digital worlds continues to blur. More and more financial transactions are one-click easy thanks to an array of digital tools. Now, a new device called the Coin aims to convert a user’s entire wallet to a single digital device with the aid of a smartphone – and that has […]

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Is the Gold Standard Becoming Obsolete?

After months in free fall, the price of gold is expected to rise in 2014, and changing conditions both in the US and around the globe are fueling an increase in gold investments. But as the prices of this precious metal swing up and down – in recent times, mostly down – some market watchers […]

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