Why the blockchain will change financial services delivery forever

One area that has lagged in innovation is financial services. Though money is inherently a conservative market, many predicted some time ago that providers would innovate quickly or be replaced.

Top 5 December stories: bitcoin basics, its price surge and new blockchain technology applications capture readers’ interest

The top five best read stories once again covered a wide range of virtual currency topics, reflecting the diverse interests among the young industry's readers.

Top 5 November stories: mining profitability, regulations and basics dominate reader interest

Virtual currency is a young industry characterized by rapid technological change and increasingly intense regulatory scrutiny. These aspects were evident in the five best read VirtualCurrencyToday stories in November.

Top virtual currency stories for October: Topics run a wide gamut as the technology rapidly evolves

With technology changing rapidly, new topics arise frequently in the world of virtual currency. Reader preferences reflect this diversity, as indicated by the top read stories tracked by Virtual Currency Today.

Top 5 virtual currency stories: September edition

The top stories last month covered topics ranging from Twitter bitcoin payments to the current profitability of bitcoin mining. It's time to take a look back at the top five stories for Sept. 2016.

Can the Internet of Things boost customer experience?

The IoT is building up a lot of hype, but it is still unclear how it will improve customer experience. Panelists at the CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit last month discussed where IoT is going and which direction it should take.

Is bitcoin mining still profitable?

Bitcoin was built on rock and roll and miners. But with the recent rewards halving, is bitcoin mining still profitable?

Will Twitter make bitcoin easier to use?

It is no secret that bitcoin has problems gaining a mainstream audience, but one company has attempted to solve the issue by allowing users to send bitcoin via Twitter.

Top 5 virtual currency stories: July edition

July has been a wild month with Pokémon Go taking the mobile world by storm and Brexit causing an uproar in the U.K. In the bitcoin world, the mining reward halving caused a lot of speculation.

Is bitcoin money or property?

A Florida circuit court judge has declared bitcoin to be property. But is it, really? And what does this mean for regulation? We take a closer look.

Has bitcoin struck gold by cutting mining rewards?

With the recent halving of mining rewards, some expect bitcoin's value to skyrocket. Is this merely misplaced optimism or has bitcoin finally struck gold?

Virtual currency top 5 stories for halftime 2016

We have now passed the halfway mark on 2016; over the past six months, we've seen general guides on bitcoin and the blockchain as well as discussions of bitcoin crime and how to battle it with the blockchain.

A tale of Brexit and bitcoin

During the Brexit, the pound collapsed in value while bitcoin's value increased. Are these two events related? Are Brits flocking towards bitcoin? Bitcoin experts weigh in on this event.

Blockchain builds IoT block by block

The blockchain is opening up a whole new world of app development by allowing businesses to put apps together piece by piece, while rewarding the developers every step of the way.

How to avoid beginner's mistakes with bitcoin

With bitcoin, it's easy to make mistakes — and some can be costly. Before you begin to use bitcoin, you should learn about its common pitfalls and how to avoid them.

Blockchain powers energy grid trading

Blockchain technology has pushed into a new area — peer to peer energy transactions. Using blockchain technology, residents can buy and sell renewable and nonrenewable energy sources through a microgrid.

Virtual Currency Today Top 5: April edition

This April, topics ranging from blockchain basics to bitcoin trends made top headlines. Let's take a look back at the top five stories of April 2016.

The bitcoin solution to cannabis payments

Marijuana is now legal in several states, but financial institutions currently do not allow their credit or debit cards to be used for purchasing cannabis. Thus, kiosk manufacturers are turning towards cash management solutions and bitcoin to provide secure payments for cannabis retailers.

Top 5 virtual currency stories of 2016 so far

So far in 2016, we have seen a variety of stories on smart contracts, bitcoin crime and prices. It's time to take a look back at the top five most-read blogs and articles for 2016 so far.

Blockchain 101

Two weeks ago, we tackled the basics of bitcoin. Now it's time to explore the basics of the blockchain — and its future.

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