3 January 2019 marks the ten year anniversary of the first blockchain block created. On this day back in 2009 the first block, called the ‘Genesis block’, was mined in the bitcoin blockchain by anonymous online entity, Satoshi Nakamoto, presenting ...
 11 Jan 2019

Blog post
Last year’s rise in the price of cryptocurrency, and the emergence of a new way for collecting money from the public - Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) - introduced a massive rise of the cryptocurrency market valuation. At one point it peeked at USD$500 ...
 28 May 2018

Blog post
An expert in remote participation, Mr Arvin Kamberi heads up Diplo’s Webinar Team. Based in Belgrade, he has been working on webinars and other web-based remote participation since 2011. Arvin has been part of the remote participation team for many i...

People
The lecture on blockchain will be delivered by Arvin Kamberi, Diplo's blockchain and cryptocurrencies expert, and curator of the Digital Watch observatory for Internet governance and digital policy. Some of the questions which will be addressed in...
 27 Oct 2017

Event
Bitcoin is growing rapidly. As we wrote two years ago, Bitcoin’s future was uncertain. The scalability of the network was at the centre of a dispute among major Bitcoin developers. Several solutions were fighting for primacy. Two years of harsh words...
 14 Aug 2017

Blog post
Today’s headlines often feature the word ‘cyber’, reporting on threats related to the virtual world: online child abuse, stolen credit cards and virtual identities, malware and viruses, botnets and denial-of-service attacks on corporate or government...

Course
Managing complex governance arrangements in the absence of trust is the new million dollar (bitcoin?) question. We currently have the lowest level of trust in financial institutions, following the economic downturn of 2008 and the multiple market ...
 21 Sep 2015

Blog post
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 ac...
 28 Jan 2015

Blog post
For those of us who prefer to avoid the in-store mania that is part and parcel of the Christmas shopping season, Bitcoin offers a quiet alternative. More and more businesses are accepting Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as payment for their produc...
 22 Dec 2014

Blog post
Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, is on the day after American Thanksgiving so Black Friday 2014 was on 28 November. While the majority of users paid for their items in cash and credit cards, bitcoin’s friends weren’t left out; t...
 9 Dec 2014

Blog post
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. Bitcoin’s philanthropic...
 3 Nov 2014

Blog post
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 Financ...
 3 Oct 2014

Blog post
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 Klub on Anker köz),...
 1 Oct 2014

Blog post
The cryptocurrency story is a continuation of the long-running saga of economics, markets, and commodity exchange in human society. With the constant rise of the global network, we have witnessed many global services becoming widely accepted and in a...
 9 Jun 2014

Blog post
Subscribe to Bitcoin