22 01, 2014

Why Bitcoin Matters – NYTimes.com

2016-11-16T10:46:40+00:00January 22nd, 2014|Categories: Bitcoin, Marketplaces, Payments, Society, Trends|Tags: , , |

Sometimes you are made aware of an article very worthwhile (Thank you Henk!). Marc Andreessen (from Andreessen Horowitz) has written a pretty balanced and informative piece on Bitcoin (BTC) via [...]

3 06, 2013

Bitcoins’ anarchistic character will be pounded into line by real world regulations

2016-11-16T10:46:44+00:00June 3rd, 2013|Categories: Against the tide, Below the surface, Bitcoin, Collaborability, Next Payments, Opinion, Payments, Popular, Trends, Updated posts|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Finextra: Bitcoin exchange MT. Gox introduces account verification: In a statement on its Web site about the new verification system, MT. Gox says: "The Bitcoin market continues to evolve, as [...]

16 05, 2013

Shocker: I Find Google Much More Interesting Then Apple!

2016-11-16T10:46:48+00:00May 16th, 2013|Categories: Business Development, Opinion, Strategy, Trends, Updated posts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Some of today's technological and economical trends culminate in the battle between Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Samsung and some of the other well known tech giants. I have been following [...]

15 05, 2013

Bitcoin transactions explained

2016-11-16T10:46:48+00:00May 15th, 2013|Categories: Bitcoin, Electronic Wallet, Next Payments, Opinion, Payments, Popular, Trends, Updated posts|Tags: , , , , |

To make bitcoin payments or receive bitcoins the payer and payee both need to have a bitcoin wallet (at a connected computer) at their disposal and the payer the necessary [...]

19 04, 2013

Will the SEPA payments network become a distributed network ever?

2016-11-16T10:46:49+00:00April 19th, 2013|Categories: Below the surface, Opinion, Payments, SEPA, Standardisation, Trends|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Yesterday, I attended a conference of EACHA, the European Association of Automatic Clearing Houses (in SEPA parlance CSM’s: Clearing and Settlement Mechanisms) in Berlin. This is a group of payments [...]

17 04, 2013

Money and Payments are Essential Part of Human Collaboration

2016-11-16T10:46:49+00:00April 17th, 2013|Categories: Bitcoin, Collaboration Mechanisms, Micro Collaboration, Next Payments, Opinion, Payments, Standardisation, Trends|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

With all the attention to money and payments related topics here at Red Planet Dust lately I feel inclined to explain how this fits in with the theme of this [...]

14 04, 2013

From Barter Trade to Bitcoin in 5 Logical Steps

2016-11-16T10:46:49+00:00April 14th, 2013|Categories: Below the surface, Bitcoin, Collaboration Mechanisms, Marketplaces, Next Payments, Opinion, Payments, Popular, Trends|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

What we today perceive as money is the result of thousands of years of evolution. And looking at history, why we would be the “lucky guys” to live in the [...]

13 04, 2013

Your Behaviour will Haunt You in Big Data Driven Job Application Assesments

2016-11-16T10:46:49+00:00April 13th, 2013|Categories: Below the surface, Collaboration Mechanisms, Decision Making, Micro Collaboration, My take on humans, Opinion, Trends, Updated posts|Tags: , , , , , |

Big data will push out human factor more and more in decision-making. An interesting quote from the economist article "How might your choice of browser affect your job prospects?" underlines [...]

12 04, 2013

Trust in an Inter-connected World

2016-11-16T10:46:50+00:00April 12th, 2013|Categories: Below the surface, Bitcoin, Collaboration Mechanisms, Decision Making, Marketplaces, Micro Collaboration, My take on humans, Next Payments, Opinion, Payments, Popular, Standardisation, Trends|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

(This is part 3 of an article on crypto-currencies at Red Planet Dust. See for Part 1, Part 2) Human collaboration is based on trust. We do not have a [...]

3 04, 2013

Two Seemingly Unrelated Articles at Flipboard

2016-11-16T10:46:50+00:00April 3rd, 2013|Categories: Collaboration Mechanisms, Micro Collaboration, Trends|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In a matter of 2 minutes I was presented two seemingly unrelated articles on Flipboard Technology section yesterday. Rather small news items as we have seen them before, so nothing [...]

31 03, 2013

Payments should be about democratisation not commercialisation of the internet

2016-11-16T10:46:50+00:00March 31st, 2013|Categories: Against the tide, Below the surface, Bitcoin, Next Payments, Opinion, Payments, Trends|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Payments are about the logistics to transfer money (value) from one to an other. Governments have long tried to control the mechanisms to pay as payments are an important part [...]