Going back to the early days of Bitcoin, we look at the contributions of Nick Szabo to smart contracts and Bit Gold. Decentralizing gets another boost by Augur in the predictions marketplace with the launch of their platform. Then we see a very real world example of cryptocurrency solving...
The Governor of the Bank of Thailand (BoT), said that the bank is considering blockchain technology for various applications during a speech at the the Bloomberg ASEAN Business Summit on July 12. The central bank’s governor Dr. Veerathai Santiprabhob stated that the bank was specifically reviewing blockchain applications for...
Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general of the U.S., sparked a social firestorm when he revealed that the dozen Russian military intelligence officers indicted on Friday used bitcoin to fund hacking efforts during the 2016 presidential election. As CoinDesk reported earlier today, the defendants named in the indictment are accused...
Last week, Agustin Carstens, the head of the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), widely considered the central bank of central banks – told cryptocurrency makers to "stop trying to create money." And the crypto community promptly had a field day with those remarks. The BIS head has, to date, adopted a...
The Tezos Foundation has announced that it will hold their first formal call for proposals through an open grantmaking process, according to an announcement published July 13. According to the announcement, Tezos’ public call for grants will be made in August of this year, and has determined three main...
Nonprofit organization PoWx has launched this week with the goal of boosting the idea behind proof of work (PoW) through more innovative algorithms. The company is seeking to decentralize Bitcoin mining and make it more accessible to consumers through a new technology that executives have dubbed “optical PoW” —...
Bitcoin, in its nine years of existence, has steadily gained traction, defining itself as a new digital gold. Early adopters of this technology have shown excitement for the potential of this inflation-proof sound money. With steady increase in value over the years, this new invention of money has established...
Cryptocurrencies generally see a price increase after being added to an exchange, but with Coinbase the rise can be meteoric - even when nothing is actually being added. The exchange announced Friday that it was looking into potentially adding cardano's ADA token, basic attention token, stellar, zcash and 0x to...
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When it comes to cryptocurrency, it seems that there are always two sides of the (bit)coin.On the negative side, there’s everything that can go wrong. For example, the unpredictable value swings can cause coin holders, savvy and suckers alike, to suffer life-changing losses. An exchange can get hacked and...