As Mike Hearn declares Bitcoin a failure and moves on from the block size limit debate. Is it really that bad?
TransferWise is a company I’d heard about a couple years back but didn’t really need at the time. They offer international transfers and claim to always be cheaper than bank rates. Cut forward to the present and occasionally I need to send money from the UK to my local bank accounts whilst I travel. […]
“The Ascent of Money” by The Ascent of Money, by Niall Ferguson, Penguin Press. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia. I was recommended this book through my work last year and was disappointed to find out that it wasn’t available for Kindle. Luckily when I was given a book token as a gift; this title […]
When money drives almost all activity on the planet, it’s essential that we understand it. Yet simple questions often get overlooked – questions like: where does money come from? Who creates it? Who decides how it gets used? And what does that mean for the millions of ordinary people who suffer when money and finance […]
With the news from the BBC that you can now withdraw from a cashpoint with your mobile phone the age of mobile money has definitely arrived. Other notable mobile payment systems includeSquare, PayPal Here, and Barclays PayTag… Reminds me of a recent infographic I came across that explains the fight for dominance in payments of the future: How do […]