In this opinion piece, Antony Lewis argues that the term ‘distributed ledger’ needs clarifying due to the new emerging use cases for the technology.
In this piece, CoinDesk explores Steemit, a social media blockchain that rewards users for creating and voting on content.
Mimblewimble: How a Stripped-Down Version of Bitcoin Could Improve Privacy, Fungibility and Scalability All at Once
All (full) Bitcoin nodes verify all transactions on the network. This allows the system to be entirely trustless and decentralized, but also presents significant drawbacks. Privacy and fungibility are at odds, because public transactions allow anyone to trace the flow of bitcoins over the blockchain. Meanwhile, verifying a growing number of transactions adds to the […]
Scalability is one of the main challenges faced by distributed ledger technology. It is widely felt that in order to challenge traditional payment networks and assume a key role in the decentralized future of the internet, blockchains must find ways to radically improve their throughput, measured in number of transactions per second. “Today’s representative blockchain […]
Ethereum-focused startup ConsenSys is making inroads bringing the blockchain to South America.
The rise of ransomware attacks is giving banks a cause for concern as they now have to buy and keep cryptocurrency in the event it is needed to pay criminals when their files are held to ransom. In an interview with Business Insider, Malwarebytes CEO, Marcin Kleczynski, said the situation has become so aggressive to the […]
This small, but mighty country is demonstrating that good things come in small packages, illustrating its potential as one of the top FinTech countries in the world. The Netherlands has a population of around 17 million people; Germany has a population of nearly 81 million; France has a population of over 66 million people; and […]
The European Banking Association is calling for greater regulatory oversight for bitcoin exchanges and custodial wallets.
TradeZero, an online securities brokerage that offers free stock trading software, has launched what it claims is the first “dark pool” exchange for bitcoin to allow institutional traders to execute large bitcoin trades outside of the bitcoin exchanges, according to Reuters. Off-exchange trading can represent 40 percent of all U.S. stock trades. The Bahamas-based company […]
The Linux Foundation-led Hyperledger blockchain project will soon elect a new technical steering committee (TSC) and TSC chairperson.