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Virtual currencies: Challenges following their introduction

Written by Christian Scheinert, Virtual currencies began creating controversy soon after their launch. The nature of virtual currencies is difficult to apprehend, the underlying technology is complicated, their operations are conducted in a decentralised way, and they are almost unregulated. No-one can predict if a particular virtual currency may become a direct competitor for existing … Continue reading

Collaborative economy: will our lives change?

Written by Peter Ide-Kostic and Kristina Svobodová Internet collaboration is entering all spheres of our lives thanks to technology. Many different sectors are affected by the developments, such as manufacturing, design, funding mechanisms, or even communications and transport. STOA’s last workshop  on 27 January dealt with broad range of these ‘information age’ topics. This workshop … Continue reading

Will crowdsourcing, open data and 3D printing revolutionise industrial society?

Written by Peter Ide-Kostic Webstreaming available here 27/01/2015 at 2pm Discuss it via Twitter: #CollaEco What if…? What if, in the future, a majority of companies use internet-based collaborative technologies as a business tool to co-create digital assets people want to buy, such as music, software, digital designs of 3D printable objects, hardware designs, etc.? … Continue reading

Bitcoin: Market, economics and regulation

Bitcoin is a digital currency which started circulating in 2009. It was the first form of virtual money to become relatively popular. Bitcoin is public in nature as it maintains a log of all transactions. These are verified by its users in a process called mining. The extent of computing power and energy needed to … Continue reading

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