Cryptocurrencies for Dummies I recently did a small Facebook live session on cryptocurrencies for dummies (so to speak), but essentially covering the issues of investing in cryptocurrencies for my friends, family and colleagues. Here is the recording of that event.
When governments fail to come up with solutions, courts often have to step in to provide guidance. A petition seeking the government to act on Bitcoin has landed in India’s Supreme Court. The case is likely to come up for hearing in January 2018. Source: Bitcoin & co: India’s crypto-currency debate heads to the courts, […]
Criminals Thought Bitcoin Was the Perfect Hiding Place, but They Thought Wrong – MIT Technology Review
“Follow the money” has been one of the best ways to track down and capture criminals but cyber criminals are finding new ways to avoid this. …while Bitcoin users can withhold their identities, they can’t avoid revealing other information that can be useful to investigators. Every Bitcoin transaction is recorded on its blockchain, a publicly accessible […]
What will happen to payments in the future? Will people prefer digital currencies like Bitcoin over traditional payment methods? This paper from Rand takes a look at some o these questions. As forms of transaction become more technically complicated, ensuring that the public understand the risks and impact of various forms of digital transaction […]
How To Invest In Crypto-Currencies Smartly Over the past couple of weeks, a lot of friends, family, and associates have been asking me if they ought to invest in Bitcoin? Have they missed the boat? Is there still an opportunity to make money? First, let us get something out of the way: I am not investment […]
The IOTA Foundation and SatoshiPay are working on a proof-of-concept project which would combine SatoshiPay’s content payment interface with IOTA’s technology. The results of the joint proof-of-concept are expected to be presented in August 2017, according to the IOTA foundation. SatoshiPay, a blockchain-based nanopayments company that enables digital transactions on a micro-scale, today announced its […]
A couple of days ago, a news article came out, that cited: FBR goes after Bitcoin traders. The article highlights that money-laundering or the flight of capital is the main threat to this pursuit (which by the way has not been confirmed as of yet). I wanted to explore the basis under which these raids […]
The Bitcoin Gospel Was recommended to this documentary on Bitcoin. At first I thought, “Oh no! not another boring documentary“, until I saw that Roger Ver was in it. Needless to say it piqued my interest. So I watched it. The verdict? It is a must see. The documentary touches on the power of instant […]
Bitcoin & Money Laundering In a report released by the UK Treasury, Bitcoin has the least risk of all the digital and analog payment methods as far as money laundering is concerned. The report (policy paper) which was authored by HM Treasury and Home Office (October 2015) is the UK national risk assessment of money laundering […]
Here is a blog article I wrote on my perspective on the case of Bitcoins in Pakistan and why Pakistan should adopt it.