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The most likely future for cryptocurrencies

So yesterday, I said that bitcoin will not escape the regularity focus.  This is a philosophical debate, rather than a technical one, and may be decided by the precedents that have gone before as the internet of money is actually Net 6.0. What I mean by this is that the …

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Predictions for 2015

Bubble burst

I always like to start the New Year by making a bunch of predictions, but have been beaten to it this year by the Financial Times.  Therefore, I will make some specific banking and technology predictions this week but, as I like to look at the economic and social changes in the …

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Predictions for 2015

Bubble burst

I always like to start the New Year by making a bunch of predictions, but have been beaten to it this year by the Financial Times.  Therefore, I will make some specific banking and technology predictions this week but, as I like to look at the economic and social changes in the …

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Will Bitcoin replace SWIFT?

So I made a slightly provocative comment, as it turned out, during my keynote at PaymentsNZ.  It was picked up and referenced by Richard Meadows in yesterday’s article:  “[Skinner] said the coding behind virtual currency Bitcoin could also prove to be enormously transformational, potentially even replacing the SWIFTnetwork for inter-bank …

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What is Money?

Cash

Blimey!!! When you start debating nuances of things with the Bitcoin community, it doesn’t ‘arf get into a pedants dream. In this case, we clarified some of the dialogue about the blockchain and bitcoin yesterday.  The net:net of that discussion is that you have to a have a native currency …

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What is Money?

Cash

Blimey!!! When you start debating nuances of things with the Bitcoin community, it doesn’t ‘arf get into a pedants dream. In this case, we clarified some of the dialogue about the blockchain and bitcoin yesterday.  The net:net of that discussion is that you have to a have a native currency …

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