In this first piece of a four-part series on cryptocurrency and its ecosystem, Tigran Asriyan explores what money actually is, its development through history, and the evolution of money -- the invention of Bitcoin. Upcoming articles will cover the next generation of cryptocurrencies, address use cases, and its many applications for Armenia.
Fish farms that showed up in the Ararat Valley in the early 2000s, as part of a development and poverty reduction program, have devastated the valley and Armenia’s second largest water basin. Now the state is trying to salvage the main hub of Armenia's agriculture and the strategically important water basin from desertification; trying to refill a bottomless well drop by drop.
Today, the demand for increased agricultural productivity to ensure food security, the use of genetically engineered crops and powerful conglomerates that control most of the world’s seed industry like Monsanto are threatening the lives and livelihoods of small farmers all over the world. This contentious global debate has now found its way to Armenia. EVN Report investigates.
Women are entering the technology sector in Armenia in growing numbers. Most argue that entry barriers are almost non-existent and today there are equal opportunities for men and women to make their mark in the fast-paced and fast-growing industry. EVN Report profiles the women of PicsArt, who are helping the company expand its reach in leadership positions.
EVN Report's contributor Kristen Anais Bayrakdarian, takes an exhaustive look at the travel and tourism sector in Armenia, including the need for investments in environmental sustainability and developing tourism infrastructure.
The favorable IT climate in Armenia is the reason for the recent software boom.There are more than 450 IT companies, which are employing more than 10 thousand software developers and engineers. Around two thirds of Armenian IT output is exported to over 20 countries. So what is standing between Armenia and its dream of building a "Silicon Mountain"?
The emerging startup ecosystem in Armenia is very vibrant but faces many challenges. Tech expert and startup enthusiast, Artashes Vardanyan takes a critical look at the existing beliefs in the startup sector that need to be readjusted to ensure future success.
The engine to a developed economy is the competitiveness of local businesses, because they are the building blocks of the economy and the country’s development. It is time for Armenia’s economy to advance to the next level of efficiency and each company has a unique role to play in this regard, writes Sona Grigoryan.
"Why Nations Fail" and why is Armenia's economy failing - Armen Grigoryan's case-study of Acemoglu's and Robinson's economic theories and their implications in Armenia's economy and politics.
Many observers believe that current trends in the global IT market are creating new opportunities for growth and relevance for Armenian tech companies. If the industry at large – as well as government and educational institutions – react quickly and earnestly to these trends, Armenia has an opportunity to capture an inordinate share of the new value being created as a result of these trends.