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  • Cryptocurrency prices are all in the mind

    ​The volatility of cryptocurrencies has become something of a joke. The fact its value bounces around like a kangaroo in a clown car has given rise to countless memes about the emotional toll of being an investor.

    Written by George Nott23 May 18 09:00
  • Google releases open source Bitcoin client

    A Google engineer has released an open source Java client for the Bitcoin peer-to-peer currency system, simply called BitcoinJ.

    Written by Rodney Gedda21 March 11 14:42
  • GDP economic measure misleading: Stiglitz

    Replacing the gross domestic product (GDP) with another measure of economic output holds distinct advantages, says the World Bank former chief economist and Nobel Prize winner, Joseph Stiglitz. The GDP could be “a misleading indicator” for countries trying to measure their economic success, Stiglitz told delegates at the Australian Economic Forum in Sydney.

    Written by Lisa Banks11 Aug. 10 10:49