Bitcoin: has cash finally had its day?

25 November 2016

Blockchain is fast, it tracks digital transactions and is probably safer to use than money.

Have you used Bitcoin to buy anything? The concept of using a peer-to-peer currency over cash may still be alien to many, but it is gaining ground in businesses, using the blockchain network protocol that makes it possible.

So, what is blockchain and Bitcoin? The story began in 2008 when a paper entitled Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System was posted online by a developer called Satoshi Nakamoto. It explained how...

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