Month: August 2015

Affirmative Action Comes To Bitcoin, How Hard Should We Court Women and Minorities? (Op-Ed)

CoinDesk’s Consensus conference, in association with the MIT Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative, has announced that they are offering 50 “diversity” scholarships, available exclusively to “people of color” and women. Women and Minorities wishing to attend the conference for free have until tomorrow to fill out the forum, others need not apply. There is no …

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Blockstream’s Matt Corallo: Bitcoin is Almost Hilariously Fragile, But It Works

Although many relatively large companies have now been built around Bitcoin, the reality is the peer-to-peer digital cash system is still not ready for primetime. The network would fall apart if the entire world tried to move onto it tomorrow, and the main client software, Bitcoin Core, is still in beta. The majority of Bitcoin …

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Interview With Augur: The Crowd Will Be The World’s Most Powerful Oracle

Augur’s crowdfunding campaign has been an incredible success by any measure. It has already surpassed three million USD, even considering the drop in Bitcoin’s price. The crowd-powered prediction market has definitely apparently touched a nerve in the cryptocurrency world and it seems everyone wants a part of it. What makes Augur unique is the way it …

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iNation’s unPassport Will Let You Upload Your Passport In October, Full Interview

UnPassport is the first creations coming from the iNation team. While they share members with the Blockchain Factory, unPassport is set to be the first released under the iNation banner. I have talked to them in the past, for CoinTelegraph, but with the technology coming together and a public beta release set for October, we …

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Antonopoulos: You Can Say Bitcoin is Not Money, But I’ve Been Living Off It for Two Years

Bitcoin has been around for six-and-a-half years, but questions still remain when it comes to defining this new, decentralized system for money and payments. Some say that bitcoin is a currency, while others seem to believe it is nothing more than fairy dust. While there are many different definitions of bitcoin floating around right now, …

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Shapeshift.io CEO Erik Voorhees Explains His Revised Stance on Altcoins

Shapeshift.io CEO Erik Voorhees was involved in a fireside chat with Factom Foundation Chairman of the Board David Johnston at the Texas Bitcoin Conference back in late March, and it was during this conversation that Voorhees revealed the reasoning behind his revised stance on alternative cryptocurrencies. Although Voorhees had been somewhat of a “bitcoin maximalist” …

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Blockstream’s Adam Back Describes the Road Ahead for Decentralized Sidechains

Sidechains have been the source of increased excitement in the Bitcoin community over the past year due to the belief that this new technology will allow an endless number of features to be integrated into the Bitcoin protocol. There are still a few people out there who believe sidechains are nothing more than vaporware, but …

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Overstock Unveils Highly Anticipated Blockchain Equity Trading Platform

Overstock’s chairman and CEO Patrick Byrne has formally announced the launch of T0, the firm’s much anticipated blockchain-powered private and public equities trading platform. Speaking at the Nasdaq stock exchange headquarters in New York, Byrne said that T0, a subsidiary of Overstock, has concluded a partnership with the Industrial and Commercial of Bank of China …

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Ledger is Putting a Bitcoin Hardware Wallet Inside Your Smartphone

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