• Bitcoin comes to Cuba. Could it help end the country’s crazy two-currency system? -

    QZ.com 27 Aug '15, 2pm

    The first reported bitcoin transactions between the US and Cuba mark the latest innovation brought to the island’s complicated economy , as the two countries normalize relations. Fernando Villar, the Cuban-American founder of a group called BitcoinCuba, told Crypto-Currency News that ...

  • The price of bitcoin fell more than 7% today

    Bitcoin Price Drops 7% As Global Markets Suffer

    QZ.com 24 Aug '15, 10pm

    Commodities and stocks across the world have been dropping sharply over the last day, as investors questioned the health of the global economy—especially China. The pain has spread to less-trafficked corners of finance, too. The price of bitcoin fell by as much as 8% today, hitting an...

  • Singapore warns that “organic” orange juice is secretly laced with erectile dysfunction medication - Quartz

    QZ.com 14 Aug '15, 4pm

    Purportedly “organic” orange juice in Singapore that is billed as “suitable for the entire family” actually turns out to have significant levels of erectile dysfunction drugs , the country’s health officials warned today (Aug. 14). Some of the S Lion Juice products, sold online, conta...

  • Coach wants to be the American Louis Vuitton

    Coach wants to be the American Louis Vuitton

    QZ.com 04 Aug '15, 7pm

    Coach, the venerable but rather staid American brand best known for its omnipresent leather bags and accessories, wants to become a genuine luxury house—or at least be perceived that way. The company is in the midst of serious regrouping at the moment. Sales growth has been slowing fo...

  • Singapore is using robot swans to monitor water quality

    Singapore is using robot swans to monitor water quality

    QZ.com 07 Jul '15, 4pm

    To test the water quality in a reservoir, workers typically take a boat around to collect samples. But that’s a painfully slow way to collect data, especially if there’s a sudden outbreak or contamination. A team in Singapore is working on an alternative approach : GPS-guided robots t...

  • Bitcoin and space travel are two of the fastest-growing areas of venture-capital funding

    QZ.com 20 Jul '15, 10am

    Two of the industries most historically owned by the government are now venture capital targets—money and spaceships. According to Mattermark data analyzed by Tomasz Tunguz of the venture capital firm Redpoint, bitcoin and space travel were two of the four fastest-growing areas for st...

  • Singapore’s forced housing integration fueled its economic success -

    QZ.com 24 Jun '15, 3pm

    Singapore’s economic achievements are impressive. A nation roughly the size of Manhattan, it still consistently ranks among the top five richest countries in the world. However, the international media rarely focuses on Singapore’s success as an ethnically diverse and inclusive societ...

  • MasterCard makes the case that it’s safer and faster than Bitcoin -

    QZ.com 09 Jun '15, 6pm

    MasterCard is lobbying the UK government for increased regulation of bitcoin and other digital currencies that pose a threat to its legacy credit-cards business, as it tries to adapt to the transformation of a payments industry long overdo for change. “In the current environment we fe...