Do digital currencies spell the end of capitalism?

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin pose a fundamental challenge to the notion of money itself It started with the best of intentions: in 2015 a group of programmers inspired by the success of Bitcoin launched a new software platform called Ethereum that allowed users to conduct transactions without a central bank or currency authority using tokens called…

Bitcoin breaks records again, this time above $1,500

Congrats, bitcoin. Image: ethan miller/Getty Images Bitcoin is still on a major upswing. The price of the cryptocurrency broke $1,500 this week a huge milestone for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The $1,500 price put the total value of the cryptocurrency market above $40 billion, MarketWatch reported. Bitcoin started off 2017 trading just above $1,000, which…