Josh Heyworth Blogs on Blockchain

Blockchain in its simplest form is a method of transferring and keeping a record of data securely and transparently. The technology is currently most utilised by cryptocurrencies to log and ensure that all transactions are legitimate and secure. However, there are a multitude of other potential applications for blockchain that are currently being explored by […]

Oliver Davies blogs about what caused the Financial Crisis of 2008

The Causes of the 2008 Financial Crisis   In 2008, the world economy underwent the largest crash since The Great Depression of 1929. The crisis caused a fall in housing prices by 20% in the UK alone and the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by 777.68 points, over 50%, making it the largest fall in […]

Hugh blogs about moving towards a cashless society.

Why society should move towards a cashless economy. “For individuals and organisations conducting illicit activities, cash is undoubtedly the preferred payment mechanism.” – President Sands, Harvard President (Emeritus).   The abolition of cash is by no means easy, but the case against it is not new. The growing movement by banks and leading monetary academics […]

Hugh Dalrymple (Y11) on the growing prospect of becoming a cashless economy

Are We Moving Towards a Cashless Society? At the time of writing, on the 15th October 11:59pm, Britain phased out out the long-serving £1 coin, for it to be replaced by the new 12 sided coin. Not long ago, the crinkling £5 note was renewed and now the £10 note has followed suit. These expensive […]