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Back to Basics: What Is Money?

Our current economic system can be compared to a merry-go-round that has us consuming, trapped in debt and spending as quickly as we earn. What is fiat currency? Why do we use it and who controls it? And how does it compare to gold and bitcoin?…

First Bitcoin ATM Installed in ECB’s Own Backyard

Germany has just got its second Bitcoin ATM in Frankfurt, home of the European Central Bank, as the total worldwide machine count hits 4000 for the first time. Bitcoin ATM Arrives in Frankfurt As local media reported November 23, Bitcoin-Store Frankfurt in Germany’s financial center…

ECB Board Member: Bitcoin Is ‘The Evil Spawn Of The Financial Crisis’

An executive board member of the European Central Bank, Benoit Coeure is in the crypto news today for his statement that he considers Bitcoin as the ‘evil spawn of the financial crises. Coeure made this statement at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel. The…

Europe, Japan and the ‘Drug’ of Quantitative Easing

Last month, news.Bitcoin.com examined the problem of quantitative easing (QE) and its impact on the U.S., and how such policies have spread to the rest of the world. This month, we continue to drill down on the phenomenon of governments printing trillions of dollars worth of…

IMF: Crypto Growth ‘Could Create Vulnerabilities’ In Economy

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) briefly cautioned on the impact of cryptocurrency as part of a new report on global finances. Report Highlights ‘Sources Of Risk’ The body’s World Economic Outlook, highlighting “challenges to steady growth” going forward, suggested a relationship between cryptocurrency usage and…

ECB Has No Plans to Launch Digital Currency Due to Blockchain Immaturity

The European Central Bank (ECB) is not issuing a digital currency any time soon, according to President Mario Draghi. He’s argued that the blockchain technology is not mature enough for such a level of responsibility and physical cash remains widely used within the monetary union.…

Estcoin Backs Down as Banking Authorities Bully Estonia

The small Baltic nation of Estonia has backed down on its plan to create a national cryptocurrency after drawing heat from Italian economist and President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi, as well as local banking authorities. Now, the Estcoin will simply be used…