Monday, August 19, 2019
Massimo Morini is a veteran in investment banks and financial institutions including the World Bank. Some of his research on blockchain was reported here and here.This article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk's 2017 in Review opinion series.Years, and even centuries, never really begin on Jan. 1st. You can always spot the real beginning in...
This is an entry in CoinDesk's Most Influential in Blockchain 2017 series.Strange as it might seem, Charlie Lee stills pays for parking.On the sun-streaked streets of San Mateo, California, the man affectionately known as "Satoshi lite" feeds the meter before walking up to the front of the famed early-stage...
Frances Coppola spent many years working in banks and IT, and now writes and speaks about finance, banking and economics.Bitcoin has proven incapable of accommodating growing demand without deviating considerably from Satoshi Nakamoto's original vision of a "peer-to-peer electronic cash system."It was intended to provide a fast, secure and inexpensive means of...
Samsung has started mass producing bitcoin mining chips in partnership with an unidentified Chinese mining company.The news was reported by South Korean news outlet The Bell yesterday, citing unnamed Samsung officials as its source.Samsung was slated to start mass producing the chips – called application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) –...
While European institutions are issuing another series of warnings about the risks and sins of dealing with bitcoin, crypto communities on the Old Continent are trying to preserve freedoms not granted by Brussels. Two exchanges from opposite corners of New Europe have announced plans to offer peer-to-peer cryptocurrency trading....
Earlier this week the creators of cashaddress.github.io announced the stable release of ‘Vanitygen Cash,’ a vanity-themed BCH address maker. Vanitygen Cash is a fork of the original Vanitygen protocol originally designed for BTC but here it has been created for the Bitcoin Cash network. Also read: Highly Organized Crime Blamed for...
Thessy Mehrain is director of product and innovation at ConsenSys, where she works on dapps and protocols to enable social innovation via the ethereum blockchain. She is also the founder of "Women in Blockchain" New York, a distributed global network building diversity and inclusion. The following article is an...
A long-standing proposal to bring "smarter" smart contracts to bitcoin's main net has just taken one step closer to implementation.Developers have submitted a pull request for Merkelized Abstract Syntax Trees (MAST), marking the first time this smart contracts proposal has been the subject of a pull request seeking its...
"We look at ethereum like AOL or Myspace."That's how Mobius Network co-founder and CEO David Gobaud explains why his startup ran its initial coin offering (ICO) on the Stellar network instead of ethereum, the most popular blockchain for token sales.The comment underscores the growing interest in some corners of...
Agility, a global third-party logistics provider, has joined IBM and Maersk's blockchain collaboration, the companies announced Tuesday.As previously reported by CoinDesk, IBM and Maersk revealed their global trade digitization platform, built on the Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 blockchain, in January. DuPont, Dow Chemical, Tetra Pak, the U.S. Customs and Border...