Over the festive season, the conversation in my household inevitably turned to the phenomenal rise – and fall – in the US dollar price (exchange rate) for Bitcoin during December (Figure 1). The roller-coaster ride of the blockchain-based currency has been front-page news for the mainstream media, where it has been both likened to and disassociated from theRead More →

Coinbase is one of the largest digital currency exchange platforms founded in 2012 having business operations in more than 32 different nations with 4 million clients distributed across the globe. The broker, established in collaboration with Ycombinator as its central part, is a licensed and regulated firm operating today as oneRead More →

The government has now notified the ‘Electoral Bonds’ scheme that enables anyone to make anonymous donations to political parties. But will this scheme improve transparency in political funding? After announcing ‘Electoral Bonds’ in 2017-18 budget, the government has now notified the ‘Electoral Bonds’ scheme. Will this scheme enhance transparency in political fundingRead More →

Free market economics hasn’t been faring well lately, or so it might seem. Donald Trump rode to the American presidency in part with an attack on free trade, including the synergistic and successful North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta). Much has been made of a 2016 Harvard poll that purportedRead More →

Despite bitcoin’s growing credibility among individual and institutional investors, the cryptocurrency’s skyrocketing price is causing some concern. Investors and speculators are biting into bitcoin — in a big way. The price of the cryptocurrency surged by nearly 1,900% in 2017, to an average high of $19,499 on December 15 acrossRead More →