Bitcoin boom due to failed monetary policy?

Virtual currencies are in vogue mainly due to two factors. First, as a protest or as a hedge against authority-driven monetary policy decisions and second, as alternatives to deficits in some monetary systems arising out of political instability or other causes. Let’s observe the first factor where an authority driven monetary policy decision caused incremental…

How Bitcoin might be integrated into the international settlements system

Most of the inflow of money happens to be in the developing economies, for example Philippines is the third-largest receiver of remittances in the world. The numbers are compelling: US$26 billion received in 2013, an estimated US$27.5 billion in 2014, and consistent growth of about US$1 billion to US$2 billion annually. Dollar movements create market…

How Bitcoin might be included in the traditional banking system

Let’s discover as to how Bitcoin (the system), bitcoins (the tokens), or both might be incorporated into the mainstream banking system Bitcoin has proved to be an important asset class this year in 2017 when compared to gold and dollar by market indices. As much as we recognise that Bitcoin is relatively new, and constantly…

Debate: Is Bitcoin Money or Not?

Bitcoin is money. Bitcoin is not money, it’s a fad. Bitcoin is currency, no it’s just more of a speculative instrument. We have had our subscribers poles apart. So why not have a healthy debate for constructive arguments sake? Bitcoins are Money All money is essentially stored energy, much like a battery. Workers exchange their…

Launch your global blockchain startup with Humaniq

  How can your blockchain project benefit the world? On September 1, Humaniq opens an international competition of blockchain projects to improve the lives of the world’s unbanked people by integrating them into the global financial system. Winners will refine their ideas on an all-expenses paid trip to Kenya, then receive support in launch of…

Why Indians Don’t Eulogise Bitcoin

No, Gordon Gekko is not really selling his Bitcoin anytime soon. He was just playing with Bud. Gordon probably read it in the mainstream media news report that Bitcoin has further gone sinking in its value and is grappled by FUD [Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt]. Something like this: FUD FUD is something which is looming…

SNEAK PEEK: Bitcoin Wiser’s Crypto Portfolio

Quite lately we have received a lot of inquiries as to what’s our secret sauce for crypto portfolio? Much like one of the core principles of a blockchain where information is decentralised and transparent, we wish to showcase our portfolio for the benefit of our readers. Mind you this portfolio is not static and keeps…

[Aug] Bitcoin Forecast for 2017

So now that the forking drama has ended let’s do some crystal ball gazing for the price of Bitcoin in 2017 in terms of Indian rupee. For the reference of historical price data, we are using the numbers from Zebpay – the most popular Bitcoin exchange in India. Short term Bitcoin Average Considering the fork…