This week’s jump in bitcoin prices revived themes well known to the digital currency that inflated then burst less than two years ago. Among them: enormous volatility and exchange overloads.
Bitcoin’s 60% rally since May recalls the heady 2017 surge that made cryptocurrencies part of the public consciousness. But while prices are going a crazy, the pop culture zeitgeist isn’t quite as giddy.
Bitcoin’s furious run is starting to look more and more like it did at the height of crypto-mania two years ago.
Bitcoin continued its stellar rally on Wednesday, surpassing the $12 000 level for the first time in almost a year and a half.
Naspers CEO Bob van Dijk believes cryptocurrencies could have a huge and positive impact on societies by allowing for frictionless and costless transfer of value between people.
In the podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about the looming layoffs at MultiChoice and what precipitated the move.
Rarely does an audience Q&A session include a question as incendiary as, “Why is this fraud allowed to speak at this conference?” But that’s how a discussion about bitcoin ended up last year in Seoul.
Facebook, a centralised corporate giant with a history of customer data-use controversies, is an unlikely candidate for bringing cryptocurrencies to the masses.