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Alternative currencies a hot topic at Contagious conference



JWT Intelligence Trend Strategist, Will Palley reports from the "Contagious" magazine Now/Next/Why conference in New York City and discusses the next big thing: alternative currency. 

At Contagious magazine’s Now/Next/Why daylong conference in New York yesterday, the emergence of alternative currencies was a hot topic. The dramatic rise and fall of Bitcoin has highlighted the fact that consumer confidence is shifting away from traditional institutions like governments and central banks in favor of smaller, more independent alternatives. According to a recent study by Contagious, 21% of Americans and 15% of Britons would be comfortable with abandoning traditional sovereign currencies for currencies not tied to a major banking institution. ...READ MORE

Trends Roundup: The world’s social media capital, stressed Millennials and luxe closets

Each Friday we package up the top trends, reports, articles and news bursts from the week. Our trends this week look at why Brazil is “the social media capital of the universe,”  Millennials disproportionally suffer high levels of stress and anxiety, and luxury closets are on the rise. Read about these trends and more on JWT Intelligence.

Trends Roundup: The P2P economy, graphene and the top emerging markets

Each Friday we package up the top trends, reports, articles and news bursts from the week. Our trends this week include the rise of peer-to-peer economy, the growing popularity of graphene ("the world's strongest material"), and the top 20 emerging markets according to Bloomberg Busienssweek. Read about these trends and more on JWT Intelligence.

JWT’s 10 trends shaping consumer mindset and behavior in 2013

Each year the team over at JWT Intelligence shares their forecast of trends set to drive consumer behavior in the coming year and beyond. The eighth annual “10 Trends Report” reflects evolutions in technology and its growing impact on our everyday lives.  ...READ MORE

Trends Roundup: Chinese affluents, food trends and desk beds

Each Friday we package up the top trends, reports, articles and news bursts from the week. Our trends this week look at forecasts by the Boston Consulting Group that predict the number of Chinese affluents will double by 2020; new food trends in America geared toward "fast, fresh, flavorful"; and the bed becoming a second desk. Read more at JWT Intelligence.

Trends Roundup: Africa’s new tech hubs, ‘granular level’ realness, and trendy food startups

Each Friday we package up the top trends, reports, articles and news bursts from the week. Our trends this week look at Africa’s new tech hubs, ‘granular level’ realness, and trendy food startups. Read more at JWT Intelligence.

Trends Roundup: The new Computational Class, sex tech and the next Bieber

Each Friday we package up the top trends, reports, articles and news bursts from the week. Our trends this week include the new “Computational Class” focused on profiting from the trading of data, how technology is changing the way we have sex, and the next Bieber. Read more at JWT Intelligence.

Trends Roundup: ‘Dirty weather,’ cell dropping Americans, and WSJ’s ‘Next Big Things’

Each Friday we package up the top trends, reports, articles and news bursts from the week. Our trends this week include "dirty weather" as coined by Al Gore, cutting back or dropping cell phones altogether, and the 'Next Big Things' from the Wall Street Journal. Read more at JWT Intelligence.

Trends Roundup: The food crisis, Asia’s new bright spot, the organic debate

Each Friday we package up the top trends, reports, articles and news bursts from the week. Our trends this week include the food crisis, Asia's new economic 'bright spot,' and the organic debate. Read more at JWT Intelligence.

Trends Roundup: Remaking ‘Made in China,’ nanotechnology in food and stay-at-home dads

Each Friday we package up the top trends, reports, articles and news bursts from the week. Our trends this week include the remaking of 'Made In China', nanotechnology in food, and rising popularity of stay-at-home dads. Read more at JWT Intelligence.