Bitcoin – The beginning of the end?

Today's events, where Bitcoin scammers have sent bomb threats to schools and businesses, demanding payment in Bitcoin, demonstrates what we've all known for some time. That, given its perfect anonymity,  Bitcoin is the favored route for extreme criminal "commerce". How long before the authorities ban it, and take control of the crypto currency game? Today …

Brexit seems to mean “sterling crisis” – but does it mean a trip to the IMF as well?

Britain is used to “lights out” humor. But today seems different. In the UK, there are clear parallels with the 1970s, a decade that saw the country enter Europe, confirm it with a referendum, and then seek an IMF bailout. In this longer post we explore those parallels, and consider a subset of the risks, …