It doesn't work as a currency, but it could help build the financial architecture of web payments. Here's how.
Money poured into developing economies after the financial crisis, and now it's starting to pour out. How much should we worry?
The Greek stock market has outperformed gold since late-2011, when it looked like the U.S. and Europe might default on their debts
A new study says that educated people marrying each other has increased inequality by 25 percent.
Legendary venture capitalist Tom Perkins became just the latest 1 percenter to wonder whether higher marginal tax rates and Occupy Wall Street might be the start of something far, far darker.
It's been two decades since the Iron Curtain fell, but post-communist Europe still has a long way to catch up—and Google autocomplete knows it.
Upward mobility has stayed the same the past 50 years despite skyrocketing inequality. But it's lower in the South (and Ohio) than anywhere else in the U.S.—or the rest of the developed world.
In five years, China's shadow banks have increased credit from 120 to 190 percent of GDP—a bigger run-up than the U.S. housing bubble.
A quarter of the 2.2 million people who have already signed up for Obamacare plans are between 18 and 34 years old. That's below target, but it's enough to keep the system from imploding.
Low-income people are 27 percent more likely to be hospitalized for hypoglycemia at the end of the month—right before paychecks and benefits come out.
Healthcare spending only increased 3.7 percent in 2012, and actually fell as a share of GDP. Will it last or is this just a blip?
Larry Summers thinks the economy has fallen into "secular stagnation." Only more regulation, more inflation, and more spending can save us from our boom-and-bust fate.
ER visits were 40% higher for people who won Oregon's Medicaid lottery—in part because there aren't enough doctors to see them elsewhere.
California and New York are two of the biggest losers now that 1.3 million people have lost their long-term unemployment benefits.
If you're going to use Uber on New Year's Eve, take it before 8 P.M., between 10:30 P.M. and midnight, or after 3 A.M.
Dogecoin, a joke cryptocurrency based on an internet dog meme, exploded last week. Now it's Ponzicoin's turn.
"Stimulus" failed? What stimulus?
Ben Bernanke finally convinced markets that reducing the Fed's bond-buying isn't tightening policy. Now Janet Yellen needs to figure out how to loosen policy even as it keeps reducing them.
After waiting for Healthcare.gov to start working, health insurers are preparing a half-a-billion-dollar battle for new customers.
Bitcoin could be Paypal 2.0, but it will never be the dollar 2.0. Not when prices would have had to fall 98.5 percent the past year if they'd been set in terms of Bitcoin.