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14:20

Opinion

Cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin: folly or future?

JEREMY BLATCH (jb@ehh.gi)

A battle of ideas is raging among investors and speculators, fought with equal conviction about the merits and defects of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. According to the founder of the Celcius Network, "People giving venture capital to crypto believe ... continue unchecked it will magnify counterparty risk on a global scale, the very risk that brought down the giant insurance company AIG in 2008 during the financial crisis. Due to its decentralised construction, Bitcoin is acknowledged to be different ... from other cryptos because it is not an efficient method of payment: Bitcoin can process five transactions per second, while Etherium can process 7 and Visa 25,000! Billions of people use Visa, WeChat, PayPal, and iPay, driving down costs. These

09:59

Opinion

Cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin: folly or the future?

Jeremy Blatch

A battle of ideas is raging among investors and speculators, fought with equal conviction about the merits and defects of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. According to the founder of the Celcius Network, "People giving venture capital to crypto believe ... continue unchecked it will magnify counterparty risk on a global scale, the very risk that brought down the giant insurance company AIG in 2008 during the financial crisis. Due to its decentralised construction, Bitcoin is acknowledged to be different ... from other cryptos because it is not an efficient method of payment: Bitcoin can process five transactions per second, while Etherium can process 7 and Visa 25,000! Billions of people use Visa, WeChat, PayPal, and iPay, driving down costs. These

15:17

Opinion

The future of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies

JEREMY BLATCH

You may be familiar with the term "Bitcoin", without understanding its use or the overall concept of "blockchain" or "cryptocurrencies". A “blockchain” is a digitised, decentralised public ledger. It includes all “cryptocurrency” transactions - ... and insert any kind of document into the blockchain, for example, money printing by Central Banks. Bitcoin became the first decentralised cryptocurrency in 2009. Bitcoin is perhaps the best known, but it is only one of the many digital currencies in ... use today. In the present climate, individual jurisdictions taking the risk to be the first to set up Bitcoin trading exchanges in order to increase their revenue will need to have deep pockets, to put hope over reality. Politicians and central bankers

15:46

Local

A coffee: 0.000135606 Bitcoins

SUR

The Hermanos Madrid bar in the La Roca neighbourhood of Malaga now accepts Bitcoin as a form of payment. The owners, the Madrid brothers, are convinced that it will soon be commonly accepted, and that their bar will have been the first in the

14:08

Gibraltar

Gibraltar's first Bitcoin ATM has now been installed in the World Trade Center

Debbie Bartlett

This week, another first was announced for Gibraltar: its first Bitcoin ATM has just been installed in the World Trade Center, and the Gibraltar WTC is the first one to offer this facility. People who live and/or work in Gibraltar, as well as ... anyone who is visiting, can now purchase the cryptocurrency using cash and mobile phone wallet apps. The BATM, as the machine is known, accepts Sterling, Gibraltar Pounds and euro notes, and a fraction of a bitcoin can be purchased for as little as £10, ... or 10 euros. By now, though, many readers will be wondering “but what is a Bitcoin?” Bitcoin is a form of digital currency, which is created and held electronically. It can be used to buy things electronically, but is never printed in the form of

12:00

Local

Police in Malaga investigate sex video blackmail at a rate of one case a week

JUAN CANO / ÁLVARO FRÍAS

...are, and they threaten to send them the video if you don't pay up. If you are famous, they don't even need to know that; they just threaten to post it on social media. Payment in Bitcoin The sum demanded can vary. It is often between 1,000 and 2,000 ... euros, but Víctor Sánchez reported that he had been asked for 20,000 euros paid in Bitcoin. Although it is up to individuals to decide whether to pay or not, the police say it is better in general not to, because it won't put an end to the demands for

14:57

National

BCC members learn about the potential of Blockchain technology

BEN CLARKE

...single point of failure. Bitcoin has attracted a lot of interest in the business world because of the potential of Blockchain Valero highlighted that the uses for the technology are numerous. It is well-suited for recording information such as medical ... records, property ownership, and voting, among others. Blockchain as a technology stems from Bitcoin, the world's first decentralised digital currency, originally launched in 2009. Valero gave a brief overview of the process, which ensures that ... transactions can be made anonymously. Anyone who owns a Bitcoin 'wallet' will have two separate codes. One will be a public code which they can give to those who need to send them money. The other, the private code, will be used to authorise all payments

13:40

Local

Marbella real estate firm puts first house on sale in bitcoins

SUR

...property in bitcoins are investors in cryptocurrencies. They trust bitcoin will be consolidated and that it's a safe payment method. Actually, in practice, it's like any other currency.” The property, in La Alquería, Benahavís, has a value of 2.49 million ... euros, around 183.5 bitcoins, although the price will be adapted to the exchange rate on the date of sale. The bitcoin is currently the most common digital currency in the world and firms such as Microsoft, Expedia, Destinia and Starbucks already use it