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Ty Everett: Building a better internet
09 Dec 2021 13:32

Speaking on this week’s CoinGeek Conversations, Ty Everett describes how Project Babbage will provide an interface between users and the apps and services they use, an interface which stores each person’s identity and online history. [...]


Decentralization in DeFi is an illusion, BIS quarterly review concludes
09 Dec 2021 13:00

The Bank for International Settlements says decentralized finance (DeFI) could play a crucial role in the future of finance, but not in its current form or without regulation. [...]


Digital currency VC Hashed under investigation by South Korea tax authority
09 Dec 2021 12:24

While insiders at the tax agency claim the probe is related to slush funds and tax evasion, Hashed executives said it’s unlikely since tax regulations were postponed. [...]


Craig Wright and his lawyers speak on the Kleiman trial verdict
08 Dec 2021 18:32

In a recent interview, Dr. Craig S. Wright and his lawyers–Andres Rivero and Amanda McGovern–speak on the Kleiman trial verdict. [...]


Iceland Refuses to Power New Bitcoin Farms Amid Electricity Shortages
09 Dec 2021 12:00 Cryptocurrency mining is among several energy-intensive industries hurt by a power deficit in Iceland. The country’s main ...

Experts Believe a Common African Cryptocurrency Can Boost Trade and Sustain Growth After Covid-19
09 Dec 2021 09:00 Some economic experts from Africa have suggested that the continent now needs a common cryptocurrency and an integrated capital market to boost trade and sustain growth. The Importance of a Common ...

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"The root problem with conventional currency is all the trust that's required to make it work. The central bank must be trusted not to debase the currency, but the history of fiat currencies is full of breaches of that trust. Banks must be trusted to hold our money and transfer it electronically, but they lend it out in waves of credit bubbles with barely a fraction in reserve. We have to trust them with our privacy, trust them not to let identity thieves drain our accounts. Their massive overhead costs make micropayments impossible. With e-currency based on cryptographic proof, without the need to trust a third party middleman, money can be secure and transactions effortless."
Satoshi Nakamoto