Tech: transforming the world

The launch of bitcoin futures this week gave us a glimpse of how innovation is shaping everyday life, real and virtual, from cryptocurrencies to the gig economy and data in science. Here’s the best of our comment and analysis

No one fully understands the rising challenge to the regulated payment system

Combining information will help researchers find new treatments, the Microsoft founder says

Former Uber employee Susan Fowler spurred a wave of allegations that could change the way the women are treated at work

Arguably the most powerful political tool created but will it set us free or lock us up?

Amid the fervour, remember that cryptocurrencies lack a legitimate function

The former world chess champion says humans must be creative to make best use of AI

The exchanges are giving customers what they want — tools with which to speculate

From Edward Dixon, Oxon, UK