It was gratifying that such a banal theme seemed to resonate with so many, to the point we had over 100 registered for the Webinar. My thanks to all of you.
2014 was a very interesting year for Bitcoin: even though its price dropped 67%, there were major moves in terms of trade, transactions, and capital investments. Big brand names like Microsoft, Dell, Expedia, Dell, NewEgg, and Overstock started to accept Bitcoin payments.
There is a freedom beyond the freedom of speech, and that is the freedom of satire. Freedom of speech is already curtailed in countries which otherwise uphold it as a basic right through the criminalization of hate-speech, holocaust denial and incitement to commit acts of terrorism.
As we follow Bitcoin’s expansion, we see that a lot of retailers are now accepting Bitcoin as a payment method. Some non-profit organisations have also decided to make a change and say yes to donations in bitcoins.
Education Diplomacy Day, organised by the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) and DiploFoundation, took place on 7 October in Geneva. ACEI started developing the emerging concept of Education Diplomacy in 2009, and the concept is still under construction.
Yesterday, at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland, more than 100 people gathered to watch a debate between the ‘Bitcoin Jesus’ Roger Ver and the IMD’s Professor of Finance Arturo Bris. Of those present, just 30% were actual Bitcoin users.
During the summer, Budapest joined other cities in the world (New York, Dallas, Canberra, Johannesburg, and Douglas, Isle of Man) as its first first Bitcoin ATM (aka BTM - Bitcoin teller machine), was unveiled in a bar (Anker