Cryptonomics 05: Identity Crisis

Anonymity. One of the best and worst features of the cryptocurrency industry. It is alluring to anti-government types, useful for criminals and distrusted by those wary of underlying sinister motives. The cryptocurrency industry, as mentioned in the previous article, has two key buzzwords that are frequently used to describe why it is so good or … Continue reading Cryptonomics 05: Identity Crisis

Cryptonomics 04: Decent-ralisation

In this Cryptonomics article I will abstract slightly from the theme of the last few posts. Setting aside my model for the bitcoin market, the next two posts I write will take a look at cryptocurrencies on a wider scale and in particular discuss the notions of anonymity and decentralisation. These are key issues that … Continue reading Cryptonomics 04: Decent-ralisation

Cryptonomics 03: Bitcoin – It’s a man’s world

In my last post I started discussing the possible formulation of a theoretical model for the Bitcoin industry. In this post I will look at the next group of players in this game, the traders. This is by far the largest group, as well as being the group almost solely responsible for the capricious nature … Continue reading Cryptonomics 03: Bitcoin – It’s a man’s world

Cryptonomics 02: Bitcoin – What’s yours is Mined?

In my previous article I discussed why bitcoin may not be as unique as first suspected. This perceived distinctness may have been one of the causes of the current explosion of cryptocurrency prices (as a side note, I believe Ultracrepidarianism could also have played a significant role in fuelling the hype – read my article … Continue reading Cryptonomics 02: Bitcoin – What’s yours is Mined?

Cryptonomics 01: Distinct or Déjà vu?

This post, the first in the Cryptonomics series, will explore the apparent uniqueness of cryptocurrencies. Read back to the introduction to the Cryptonomics series (https://cbeconomics.com/2018/01/05/introducing-cryptonomics/) for more info. There are three reasons why the cryptocurrency market has been hailed as distinct from the many other assets that came before it: lack of regulation, fixed supply … Continue reading Cryptonomics 01: Distinct or Déjà vu?

The Decline of Religion 03: Cultural Comparisons in Christianity

The United Kingdom is a very multicultural country and each ethnic group has its own traditions and heritage when it comes to religion. It is also the case that across the world, Christianity is followed by many different nationalities and cultures. Therefore, when discussing trends of religious observance, it is necessary to consider these groups … Continue reading The Decline of Religion 03: Cultural Comparisons in Christianity