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Gold has remained a fundamental piece of culture among humans for thousands of years, although over time its uses have changed drastically. While it has held value to humans for millennia, its first recorded use as a medium of exchange was around 4000BC. From here it progressively became a cornerstone in the assets of individuals, families and even civilizations. Today gold has many

Before the Ethereum network there was Bitcoin: The concept of Ethereum was conceived after the creation of Bitcoin, the world’s first global and decentralised peer-to-peer currency. The creation of a digital currency that could facilitate secure and globalised exchanges of value without an intermediary has made waves in the financial sector. Created as a response to the US government’s bailout of the banks

Twelve years have passed since a whitepaper introduced Blockchain and Bitcoin to the world. A lot has changed, not only to its applications but also in how the world perceives them. Cryptocurrencies have worldwide applications, so it's no surprise that nations took notice and started working on their national frameworks. The first cryptocurrency policy took place in June of 2014. That's when Canada’s

Institutional investment in bitcoin has seen a steady increase over the past decade. While for some, this raises concern for the potential of crowding out retail investors, the opposite is likely to be true. A rise of involvement from institutions has increased market liquidity, price stability and aided in a heightened reputation among governments and regulators.1 Despite this, wide adoption has been stifled

Twitter's Square Purchases Bitcoin - Welcome to our Zerocap Crypto News update of 9/10/2020 Twitter's Square Purchases Bitcoin - Jack Dorsey believes in the future of crypto Financial service company Square Inc, owned by Twitter’s founder and CEO Jack Dorsey (image below), announced the purchase of 4,709 bitcoins. The investment, approximately US$50 million at the time of purchase, was executed due to Square’s belief in

The world economy faced numerous obstacles throughout this century. Whether through depressions, financial bubbles or as of more recently, Covid-19, the globalised structures of capital are constantly challenged. Nations still have a long way to go before recovering from the current pandemic recession. The value chain shock caused by the crisis has shed light on the fragility of traditional systems and has shown

Ever since its first implementations, global stock markets have provided the mainstream media with stereotypes of a fast-paced environment, where money comes and goes at a staggering pace as investors squeeze in their orders amongst hundreds of available options. Until fairly recently, the common image of a stock exchange were wall street brokers running around the halls, screaming orders from the top of

This is major news: China is releasing their first national digital asset. Here, we explain why this is so relevant to the ecosystem and the financial world itself. The cryptocurrency world is certainly no stranger to China. Since 2009, when bitcoin first entered the world stage, the Asian nation has been in a turbulent relationship with the network and its technologies. The sovereign

What do The Game, T.I and DJ Khaled all have in common? Besides being Hip Hop celebrities, they were also figure heads of popular ICOs that launched during the 2017/18 ICO mania that gripped the world and made superstars out of internet marketers, turned long-forgotten ex-child stars into overnight billionaires, and brought a frenzy of retail investors frothing to the crypto markets, looking