‘Blockchain’ feature could move bitcoin from the fringe to the mainstream

AFP/Getty Images

A shop in Hong Kong displays a bitcoin sign in 2014.

Finance has always been driven forward by technology, from the invention of double-entry bookkeeping by a Renaissance monk to the 20th-century quants who served up securitization, derivatives and high-speed trading. The next few years will be dominated by an attempt to reimagine money itself.

The European Union’s highest court has recognized bitcoin as a currency. The Bank of England has praised the potential of the blockchain. Nasdaq has started to experiment with

Read more ... source: TheBitcoinNews