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Austria to Auction €1.15 billion Worth of Bonds on Ethereum’s Blockchain

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Ethereum, Finance, News, Regulation

Austria to Auction €1.15 billion Worth of Bonds on Ethereum’s Blockchain

The Austrian government announced on September 27, 2018, the auction of €1.15 billion ($1.35 billion) worth of government bonds on the Ethereum blockchain. The sale begins on October 2 with operations overseen by Oesterreichische Kontrollbank (OeKB), one of Austria’s biggest banks. First Time Western Government Uses Public Blockchain for Bonds A blockchain notarization service that OeKB’s IT department internally developed…

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The Federationist, Communalist, and Post-Capitalist Ideologies of Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocyclopedia, Tech

The Federationist, Communalist, and Post-Capitalist Ideologies of Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology

While blockchain technology is a technological invention rooted in complex scientific and mathematical foundations, the innovation is also the embodiment of particular ideologies. These ideologies are as varied as the users of the technology. Brett Scott, the author of the acclaimed book, “Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money,” shared his thoughts on the various ideologies that…

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Cryptocurrencies May Not Be the Answer in Times of Economic Instability, Research Says

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Cryptocurrencies May Not Be the Answer in Times of Economic Instability, Research Says

The design and behavior of cryptocurrencies may make it an unsuitable replacement for fiat currencies, especially for people in economic and financial turmoil, noted fintech and blockchain research publication Diar on September 11, 2018.  Significant Degradation in Purchasing Power Diar recently published data that explores a range of cryptocurrencies from Bitcoin, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, to ZCash and Nano. According to the data…

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Collapse of ETH is Inevitable? Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin Disagrees

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Collapse of ETH is Inevitable? Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin Disagrees

Vitalik Buterin, the founder of Ethereum, replied to a September 3, 2018, report from Techcrunch that claims that the collapse of ETH is inevitable. No Future for ‘Gas’ According to a report from TechCrunch, the collapse of ETH is inevitable, and we should expect that ETH — the asset, not the Ethereum Network itself — will soon go to zero….

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What Do Keynesian Economists Have to Say about Bitcoin?

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, Cryptocyclopedia

What Do Keynesian Economists Have to Say about Bitcoin?

While there are many schools of thought within the economic field of study, arguably none has had a more significant effect on the modern financial system than the Keynesian school. The Keynesian school of thought is based on, and derives its name from, the economic principles outlined by John Maynard Keynes. Historical Context Keynes was a British economist whose ideas…

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Bank of Canada Independent Study Reveals Public’s Perceptions of Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, Investment, News

Bank of Canada Independent Study Reveals Public’s Perceptions of Bitcoin

A 2017 study by the Bank of Canada was updated by the central bank in July 2018.  As a part of the Bitcoin Omnibus Survey (BTCOS), the study provides insights on the public’s purchase reasons for and overall awareness towards cryptocurrencies. Exploring Bitcoin Awareness Rates The BTCOS study was earlier conducted in December 2017, at a time when Bitcoin and…

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Bitcoin and its Foundation in Austrian Economics

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, Cryptocyclopedia

Bitcoin and its Foundation in Austrian Economics

The recently published book “The Bitcoin Standard” by economist Saifedean Ammous makes the case that bitcoin is rooted in the principles of Austrian economics. This view is shared by many bitcoin maximalists who prescribe to this economic school of thought. How Does Bitcoin Fit into Austrian Economic Principles? While Ammous stakes his case on bitcoin’s scarcity, there are many reasons…

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Venezuela’s Move to Crypto and away from State Sanctions and Inflation

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Venezuela’s Move to Crypto and away from State Sanctions and Inflation

In order to curb inflation in Venezuela, five zeroes will be removed from the national currency, the Bolivar according to July 26, 2018, reports. Furthermore, the value of the money will reportedly be tied to the government-controlled cryptocurrency, the Petro. Venezuela before the Fall Hyperinflation has plagued Venezuela since the 2014 drop in oil prices proved to be a cataclysm…

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What Do Free Markets Advocates Think About Bitcoin?

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What Do Free Markets Advocates Think About Bitcoin?

What libertarians, anarcho-capitalists, and proponents of the Austrian school of economics, all have in common is their love for free markets and disdain for state intervention. Many evangelists of these schools of thought have thus publicly praised decentralized digital currencies, such as bitcoin, as they provide individuals with personal financial sovereignty and allows them to store their wealth in an…

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Can Bitcoin Exist Without Trust?

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, Finance, News, Regulation, Tech

Can Bitcoin Exist Without Trust?

In an individualistic commodity society, there are no relationships of solidarity that protect you against uncertainty. The existence of a person in such a community depends only on his ability to acquire (buy) the things he needs on the market. For this reason, individuals are looking for an item that would give them an opportunity to purchase any product in…

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