The future of crypto-assets, from opportunities to policy implications

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Axel P. Lehmann, Group Chief Operating Officer, UBS Group AG Crypto-assets and cryptocurrencies have soared in popularity since 2008, with more than 1,000 of the latter in existence today. Recently, large gains followed by steep declines led to […]

Cryptocurrency mining could become the new face of energy storage. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Enass Abo-Hamed, CEO, H2GO Power & Daniel Evans, Co-founder, Gibraltar Stock Exchane If we want to prepare for the future, we must acquire a stake in the new and crucial area of technology called blockchain. Amongst other applications, […]

Our Digital Future

This article is brought to you in association with IMFBlog Written by Camilla Lund Andersen “Money makes the world go around,” Liza Minnelli famously sang in the movie Cabaret. Money has for centuries been central to human relationships. Loss of faith in its value can result in economic and political instability, even war. In the […]

Why are so few women buying into Bitcoin?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adam Jezard, Formative Content The world of investing has long been accused of being a male-dominated “old-boys club”. Women in this environment frequently complain that they are frozen out, treated badly or have to work harder than men […]

Blockchain is facing a backlash. Can it survive?

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jem Bendell, Founding Director, The Institute for Leadership and Sustainability Not so long ago, the internet was hailed as the solution to humanity’s ills. It would shine a light on all corners of the globe, bringing new knowledge […]

Use “blockchain” model to cut small firms’ costs and empower citizens, urge MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament 16-05-2018 Applying the “blockchain” model to areas like energy use, supply chains and governance would cut costs for firms and empower citizens, said the Industry Committee. Blockchain transactions are recorded by multiple users, rather than by paid – and often costly – intermediaries. The […]

What cryptocurrencies will do to the integrity of politics

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Catalina Uribe Burcher, Senior Programme Officer, International IDEA Cryptocurrencies are one step closer to becoming a regular trading commodity. Recently, Coinbase (one of the largest platforms to trade digital currencies) launched the ‘Dow’ of cryptocurrencies, an index fund […]

ECB to people: Not responsible if you lose money on Bitcoin, your governments are

Last Tuesday, 13 February Mario Draghi, the President of the European Central Bank in the most solemn terms said regulating or even banning Bitcoin “it’s not the ECB’s responsibility to do that”. However, he didn’t refrain from eagerly pointing out the very risky and misty nature of the digital ‘monies’. So, when asked again if […]

Bitpay @ TheNextWeb 2014: Innovation’s Best Friend

  Written by Moe Levin, Director of European Business Development at BitPay Last week, I attended The Next Web conference in Amsterdam which celebrates the forefront of technology. I couldn’t help but be amazed at all of the ground-breaking innovation that’s changing how we think about the world. The technology being showcased emerged in the recent […]