It's hard to imagine what the future of cryptocurrency will look like in a year's time but the sector is professionalizing quickly.
Ripple has major institutions and companies — including MoneyGram, Western Union, Mercury FX and Cambridge Global Payments — testing xRapid, which could use the XRP token.
The hack was a blow to Japan\'s efforts to become a global leader in cryptocurrency exchanges,
Bitcoin recently hit by rumours of insider trading.
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We have to treat blockchain as a precious commodity so we don't damage it before it can show its value.
Bitcoin's value, then, has been built on an evolving series of narratives which have drawn in successive waves of buyers.
Increasing currency volatility rings alarm bells and calls existing monetary system into question.
Most analysts IBT/Newsweek spoke to are worried about a crypto bubble.
With budgets under pressure, investment banks and asset managers are now asking whether better surveillance controls are possible through more efficient means.
With the value of crypto-currencies soaring in recent months, it's not hard to see why cyber-criminals have jumped on the bandwagon.
Mining cryptocurrencies requires a setup of a large number of computers operating simultaneously, leading to consumption of a lot of electricity.
Public blockchain networks live or die by the strength of their communities.
Like the dot-com bust of the early 2000's, real companies - like Amazon, Google, eBay, or PayPal - will emerge through a crowded field of tulips.
Gabriel Solomon is Head of Government & Industry Relations, Europe and Latin America at Ericsson.