The Next Phase of the Blockchain Consortium is Here

The Next Phase of the Blockchain Consortium is Here

Noelle Acheson is a 10-year veteran of company analysis and corporate finance, and a member of CoinDesk’s product team. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday, exclusively to our...
Litecoin Reaches Agreement on Segwit Upgrade, Price Rises

Litecoin Reaches Agreement on Segwit Upgrade, Price Rises

The litecoin miners and developers have reached an agreement to activate segregated witnesses (segwit) and to increase litecoin’s blocksize of 1MB once its blocks are over 50% of the currency’s capacity. The agreement is signed by Charlie Lee, Litecoin’s...
Bitcoin’s Unlimited Potential Lies in Its Apolitical Core

Bitcoin’s Unlimited Potential Lies in Its Apolitical Core

Nozomi Hayase, PhD, is a writer who covers issues of freedom of speech, transparency and decentralized movements.  In this opinion piece, Hayase calls for a ceasefire in the block size debate, appealing to the technology’s cypherpunk roots and arguing that...
That Time We Gave $500,000 in Bitcoin to College Kids…

That Time We Gave $500,000 in Bitcoin to College Kids…

Dan Elitzer is the blockchain and digital identity lead at IDEO CoLab (a collaborative R&D network) and the founder of the MIT Bitcoin Club; Jeremy Rubin is a Bitcoin Core developer and the co-founder of the MIT Digital Currency Initiative, the school’s...
GAW Miners CEO Josh Garza Finally Pleads Guilty to Fraud

GAW Miners CEO Josh Garza Finally Pleads Guilty to Fraud

The Paycoin saga is finally coming to a close. As you can see in this document, sent to victims of the Josh Garza pyramid scheme called GAW Miners, Paycoin, et cetera, Garza is scheduled to plead guilty to one count of wire fraud on June 1st. He was previously...
What the Father of Venture Capital Can Teach Us About Blockchain

What the Father of Venture Capital Can Teach Us About Blockchain

William Mougayar is the author of “The Business Blockchain” and a board advisor to, and investor in, various blockchain projects and startups (See: Disclosures). In this opinion piece, Mougayar discusses the early days of venture capital, drawing parallels...
Blockchain for IoT: Promising, But Caution Needed

Blockchain for IoT: Promising, But Caution Needed

Joe Pindar is CTO and director of product strategy at Gemalto, where he formulates roadmaps and prioritizes development to align the digital security provider with market trends. In this opinion piece, Pindar argues that while emerging blockchain technologies will...
‘User-Generated Currency’: Bitcoin and the YouTube of Money

‘User-Generated Currency’: Bitcoin and the YouTube of Money

Galia Ben-Artzi is a founder of Bancor, a Swiss-based non-profit focused on solving the liquidity challenge in asset exchange. Previously, she was founder and of CEO Particle Code, a cross-platform development technology for mobile and social games acquired by...
Cryptocurrency Investment Cues From the South Seas Bubble

Cryptocurrency Investment Cues From the South Seas Bubble

Chris DeRose is a software developer, bitcoin evangelist, public speaker and lead developer of Drop Zone. In this opinion piece, DeRose draws parallels between the South Seas Bubble of the 1700s and the current craze for ICOs, warning that the parallels between the...
Offense or Defense? How to Win the Blockchain Game

Offense or Defense? How to Win the Blockchain Game

Ben Jessel is a managing principal at Capco, a global business and technology consultancy dedicated solely to the financial services industry (and FIS company). In this opinion piece, Jessel discusses how organizations are adapting to blockchain technology, and how...
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