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World's wealthiest 1% control 43% of global assets:top 10% own 83%.Bottom 50% own only 2%.Unsustainable contrasts->revolutions - Patrick Dixon (on Twitter)

Imagining new forms of currency Halcyon Imagines 18 April 2013

Does Bitcoin herald a revolution in how we will create, exchange and spend money? Launched in 2009 by an anonymous developer, Bitcoin saw a c.1300% spike in value since the beginning of 2013, before recent steep falls suggested it might be a bubble. The Atlantic noted that starting your own currency is "not as complicated as it sounds.

Imagining money as no object Halcyon Imagines 16 December 2012

Philosopher and writer Alan Watts (1915-1973), trying to encourage us all to find our purpose and do what we love, asked the seemingly simple question of what we would do if money were no object.

Identifying the financially excluded Halcyon Identifies 20 May 2012

A World Bank infographic shows that around 2.5bn globally still do not have formal access to a financial institution.