Emerging Markets

Emerging Markets

Bitspark Enters $20 Billion Pakistani Remittance Market

Money transfer platform Bitspark announced on Wednesday that they have expanded their service to Pakistan, a $20.3 billion remittance market. Bitcoin.com caught up with...

The Joinmarket Community Wants to Improve Bitcoin’s Fungibility

Many people within the cryptocurrency environment are on a quest for fungible digital currency transactions. Some have opted to use altcoins while others patiently...

Can the Bitcoin Economy Help Greeks Hide Their Wealth?

Greece continues to suffer from economic turmoil as European lenders and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) struggle to impose austerity measures across the country....

Luis Buenaventura Highlights ‘Bitcoin’s Strongest Use Case’

Many people believe global remittance will be Bitcoin’s killer application. This week Bitcoin.com spoke with Luis Buenaventura, remittance expert and Chief Technology Officer at...

A Closer Look at How and Why Bitcoin is Traded P2P...

Localbitcoins saw a roughly 85 percent increase in global volume over the course of 2016, and the growth seen by this bitcoin trading platform...

Openbazaar Integrates Tor – The Platform’s Most Requested Feature

The decentralized marketplace Openbazaar has been continuously building its platform since inception. Now the Bitcoin-powered marketplace has finally merged Tor integration into the Openbazaar...

Hivemind, Bloq Developer Paul Sztorc Discusses Bitcoin & Sidechains

Bitcoin.com chatted with the Chief Scientist of prediction market protocol Hivemind. Paul Sztorc, who also works with the blockchain firm Bloq, gives our readers an update...

Could Bitcoin Affect Emerging Market Monetary Policy?

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Vice President, Dr. David Andolfatto, is optimistic about Bitcoin, as an alternative currency could impose limitations on the...

Tealet is Decentralizing the Tea Industry with Bitcoin

Tea is the most widely consumed beverage after water. The tea industry has also, historically, been overly centralized the world over. One company wants...

Bitcoin Nostalgia: Can Some Bitcoins Be Worth More Than Others?

One could assume there is a certain nostalgia towards your very first bitcoin. Perhaps someone has a memory tied to a specific transaction. Certain...

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