There are numerous hurdles banks will need to clear before centralised digital currencies become a reality, but the biggest will surely be convincing users to give them access to all their transactions, with no option to back out later.
Beneath the Silfra fissure’s chilly surface you can kick off from a plate holding up the Rockies and land on another that is supporting the Alps
Crisis gripped Cambodia's last independent newspaper as the editor-in-chief was suddenly sacked by a new Malaysian owner with rumoured links to strongman Hun Sen and several senior editorial staff resigned.
A Malaysian art collective, based on the slopes of Mount Kinabalu and brought together by a love of punk rock, is using woodcut printing to defend native people, writes Nathan Thompson
The 28-day programme at Wat Thamkrabok is enough to make anyone sick, literally, writes Nathan Thompson
The Cambodian festival of Pchum Ben is a time to appease hungry ghosts with 'merit' - offerings of food and money. Words and pictures by Nathan Thompson.
Believed to ward off bad luck, sacred tattoos have centuries of history in Southeast Asia. Nathan Thompson meets the remaining sak yant masters of Cambodia, where civil war all but killed off the holy art form.
Take this trip on two wheels and it's an adrenaline-fuelled 600km adventure of hairpin thrills and festive frontiers.