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Posts tagged with Money

Bitcoin or Bitcon? The challenges facing the crypto-currency sector

It’s been a tumultuous month for the bitcoin community. A series of scandals has seen the price of the leading crypto-currency fall by over 50% from its peak of almost $1200 in December.

There’s been no shortage of criticism of bitcoin from economists and leading business people who see its recent woes as the start of its decline.

Yet despite all of this, the price is rising again and advocates of digital currencies remain optimistic.

Their outlook has been boosted by other news such as HRMC’s updated guidance that VAT is not chargeable on bitcoin transactions, which addresses a major spur to bitcoin-related innovation in the UK.

So is bitcoin real or still a passing fad? What needs to happen for it to move from its status as a water-cooler topic, to a genuine financial tool used by many people?

In February we surveyed 2,065 adults on their awareness and usage of bitcoin.

Our research identified three of the challenges facing these emerging currencies: security, usability and the language of crypto-currencies. Recent events have highlighted that these issues remain a challenge that the bitcoin sector needs to overcome.


Spotify ads: which is right for your brand?

The global music streaming giant Spotify made £370m in revenue for 2012 with increases in both users and advertisers.

Spotify has a selection of ten main advert formats. Some are interruptive, others arrive during extended terms of no-use of the application, and some are clickable.

These ad formats will suit various types of businesses. The high-end or in need of last-second promotion (movie studios, album launches) will enjoy the light boxes and homepage takeovers, while small businesses with low budgets may prosper with trendy playlists.

This post details the five most commonly selected advert formats, with my own quick survey (via SurveyMonkey) of 100 people providing opinion as to which works best.

Take a look and which your brand could be using.

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The Royal Canadian Mint explores a Bitcoin alternative

Bitcoin, the decentralized and anonymous (or almost-anonymous) digital currency, has been a top headline grabber in 2012.

And for good reason: Bitcoin has not only gained more adoption than skeptics could have imagined possible, but it has created a fascinating discussion around how currency will evolve in the 21st century.