Are Altcoins Bitcoin’s Friends or Enemies?

Altcoins have a long tradition in the Bitcoin community, but they tend to cause a contentious divide among those who think they’re useful and those who think they’re all scams. One side of the argument, articulated by the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute’s Daniel Krawisz, is that altcoins have no chance of success and distract possible users […]

Holy DAO! Reflections on the $155 Million (And Growing) Autonomous Behemoth

DAO: a distributed, autonomous corporation.  (A backgrounder can be found here.)   Just more than a year ago, as I was completing work on Augur, a couple of old friends proposed to me a crypto-equity crowdfunding entity. It would be structured similar to “The DAO” currently being flooded with ether right now. I was skeptical, to say […]

Deloitte Team Launches Custom Blockchain Solution Rubix Core

Earlier this month, the Rubix by Deloitte team started rolling out their beta product, Rubix Core, with an early release to a group of selected clients in preparation for an upcoming broader release. Founded in Toronto by Deloitte in 2014, Rubix wants to bring start-up speed and enterprise reliability to the blockchain market, bridging the […]

Bitcoin’s Price Tanks as Coinbase Pivots and Users Complain

Bitcoin is being tested like never before as one of the biggest and oldest Bitcoin company, Coinbase, announced their exchange will be renamed to Global Digital Asset Exchange (GDAX) to support Ethereum trading. A first for the four years old bitcoin company which has never added any other digital currency. The move comes as Ethereum […]

Open Source Hyperledger Blockchain Project Gets a Director

The Linux Foundation has named Brian Behlendorf executive director of the Hyperledger Project, a blockchain initiative to create an open distributed ledger platform for the foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to professional, open source management. Behlendorf was a primary developer of the Apache Web server. He is also a founding member of the Apache Software […]

Bitcoin Price Holds Long-Term Support

Bitcoin price fell through $440 (Bitstamp) and has subsequently pushed back above this initial decline target level. The market has found support but today’s retracement lacks bounce. This analysis is provided by with a 3-hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not a member? Join now and receive a $29 discount using the code […]

Holberton School Begins Tracking Student Academic Credentials on the Bitcoin Blockchain

Educational institutions are turning their attention to the public blockchain to record and verify student credentials. Under normal circumstances, recording student achievements using paperwork can be labor-intensive and costly, making blockchain a significant step toward maximizing cheapness, security and transparency. Holberton School of software engineering, based in San Francisco, is now actively recording student achievements […]