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Ethereum Sets Tentative January Goal for Next Blockchain Upgrade

Developers are eyeing January 16th as the date on which Constantinople, ethereum’s upcoming network hard fork, could launch. The upgrade for the world’s second-largest blockchain was originally targeted for November, bringing with it a host of design changes aimed at streamlining the platform’s code in a bid to boost performance. Yet the November launch window was […]

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Satoshi Nakamoto Released Bitcoin Ten Years Ago — Why It Was Important

10 years ago today, Satoshi Nakamoto announced to a cypherpunk cryptography mailing list a new thing called “Bitcoin.” For those in the crypto world it goes without saying why this was important, but after a decade most of the world is still struggling to understand what this meant. Indeed even those “in the know” still […]

Is a Single Global Blockchain Platform Already Coming Into the Picture? Here Are the Signs

Ripple vs Ethereum

By Patrick H Ripple overtook Ethereum three times in the second half of September 2018 in terms of market capitalization. Although it was for a brief time, Ethereum lost its place as the 2nd largest cryptocurrency. Eventually, Ethereum powered back to re-take its position. Let’s analyze the cause and effect of this episode. Cause: Ethereum is […]

Is a Single Global Blockchain Platform Already Coming Into the Picture? Here Are the Signs

Did a Canadian Crypto Exchange Steal All Its User Funds?

By Laura Desmond Canada just renegotiated NAFTA, legalized marijuana, and is now the scene of crypto’s most recent exit scam A small crypto exchange in Canada is crying “hack”, but it appears they pulled off an exit scam disappearing with ~$6 million worth of bitcoin. An exit scam is when an exchange builds up a reserve […]

Is a Single Global Blockchain Platform Already Coming Into the Picture? Here Are the Signs

Do Security Tokens Need a New Blockchain? Benefits and Challenges Part II

By Laura Desmond This is the second part of an essay that debates the value proposition of a new blockchain for security tokens. In the first part, we discussed some of the challenges of the current generation of security token platforms that justify the case for a new blockchain for security tokens. Today, I would like […]

Is a Single Global Blockchain Platform Already Coming Into the Picture? Here Are the Signs

How Crypto Billionaires Fake it Until They Become it  The Power of Manipulation in Cryptopia

“Market cap” is terrible signal in crypto: — I could create a token — Hold 1 trillion tokens for myself — Sell 1 token for $1 — Token now has $1 trillion market cap — And I have $999,999,999,999 of tokens This is obviously absurd. Whats interesting about this is the Opposite point of View An interesting intellectual construct to consider How many people does it take to […]

Is a Single Global Blockchain Platform Already Coming Into the Picture? Here Are the Signs

Should Regulators Ban Crypto?

Around the world, regulators are weighing the costs and benefits of blockchains. Here is why regulators should resist the urge to ban cryptocurrencies. Like all technologies, cryptocurrencies can be used for good or ill. We urge regulators to consider five points that mitigate against a categorical regulatory approach like an outright ban. 1. CryptoCrime Happens […]

Is a Single Global Blockchain Platform Already Coming Into the Picture? Here Are the Signs

Do Security Tokens Need a New Blockchain? Benefits and Challenges [Part I]

By Laura Desmond This week at the Crypto Invest Summit, Spice VC’s partner Ami Ben-Davidunveiled his vision for Ownera, a new blockchain for security tokens. Ami was kind enough to brief me on his ideas for Ownera months ago and I’ve been thinking about the subject ever since. The concept of a new blockchain for crypto-securities is far […]

Is a Single Global Blockchain Platform Already Coming Into the Picture? Here Are the Signs