Monday, August 19, 2019
Dan Elitzer is the blockchain and digital identity lead at IDEO CoLab, an R&D network that explores the impact of emerging tech through cross-industry collaborations.In this opinion piece, Elitzer explains why designing for security requires thinking about platforms beyond one's own.Recently I met with the founding team of a...
How will the Lightning Network change bitcoin?Although it might be too soon to know, it's a question everyone's seemingly asking following tests that take the long-anticipated tech closer to launch. The network's garnered its fair share of excitement over the past few months, so much so that individuals and businesses are...
On January 15 the cryptocurrency media outlet and blockchain company Coingeek owned and operated by the financial tycoon Calvin Ayre announced funding an initiative called the ‘Terab Project’ with 3.6 million euro. Coingeek alongside its partners Nchain and Lokad, plan to massively scale the bitcoin cash blockchain to terabyte (1...
Disrupting the internet?Not just fodder for TV jokes, it's a goal that continues to capture the imaginations of developers in the blockchain sphere, and Ben Gorlick and Johnny Dilley are no exception.Turns out, the developers liked the idea so much they ditched one of the most renowned tech companies in...
Arianna Simpson is the founder and managing director of Autonomous Partners, a fund focused on cryptocurrencies and digital assets. She is also a venture partner at Crystal Towers Capital, a venture capital fund, and previously spent time at Facebook and BitGo. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk's 2017...
When life gives you lemons to the tune of nearly $160 million, it's not so easy to make lemonade.But that's just what ethereum startup Parity Technologies is seeking to do after a rough 2017, a year in which it suffered one of the most high-profile breaches in the history...
Jimmy Song is a bitcoin developer, an instructor for Dev++ and the owner-operator of his own in-depth technical bitcoin seminar called Programming Blockchain.The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk's 2017 in Review.As bitcoin approaches $20,000, continuing to create new millionaires along the way, it's easy to deceive ourselves and...
Recently leaked computer vulnerabilities Meltdown and Spectre offer yet another reminder of how hard the digital age makes it to keep private information – even cryptocurrency private keys – safe.Unveiled Wednesday, the widespread hardware vulnerabilities simultaneously impact Intel, ARM and AMD computer chips, which power the vast majority of...
This week the Openbazaar developer, Chris Pacia, got the bitcoin cash (BCH) community excited about the possibility of using ‘Colored Coin’ technology with the BCH protocol. The idea initially came from the Bitcoin Unlimited (BU) developer, Andrew Stone, this past October, but Pacia delves a bit further into the...
South Africa's central bank has launched a program that will trial JPMorgan's Quorum blockchain potential in interbank clearing and settlement.According to an official statement dated Feb. 13, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) revealed it has established a fintech program that will prioritize, among other things, a project dubbed...