Whither the future of money?

As cryptocurrencies gain both ground and notoriety, questions are increasingly asked about the future of money. I confronted this in my 2017 novel Bitcoin Hurricane, imagining a near future where digital and fiat currencies trade side by side in the money markets, and banks still have a role to play in our lives. Austin’s SXSW […]

The Innovation Game

Science fiction, fantasy, computer games, and chess. My children are all over these, playing hard and imagining new worlds. As we start to face adult responsibilities, it’s sometimes hard to hold on to the absolute joy of play, but discussions around the development of artificial intelligence at this year’s South by South West (SXSW) festival […]

Expert Insight: Blockchain Technology

This briefing on the history of blockchain and distributed ledger technology was commissioned by Business Expert Press as part of their now discontinued Expert Insights series. You can view and download the full article here: BEP Expert Insight Blockchain Nov 2017 Abstract: Blockchain is a distributed ledger technology, which has its roots in the development […]

Bitcoin? That will do nicely, sir….

Oh, how we have waited in vain to hear those words. Since the heady days of the first real-world bitcoin transaction, the legendary pizza purchase of 2010, we have been poised with our wallets in hand, waiting for coffee purveyors to catch on….. Read the full article on Converge : Making real-world payments with Bitcoin. Coming […]

Let the Blockchain take the strain | Digital Leaders

How will smart contracts streamline business processes? Digital Leaders North East and Invotra attracted a broad range of businesses to their Blockchain event earlier this year. The audience ranged from those who are already actively exploring blockchain solutions in their business to the majority who are still feeling their way on the potential of the […]

How smart are your contracts?

Smart contracts are the engines of blockchain: the core of the trustless technology that brought us Bitcoin, Cryptokitties, and endless snake-oil ICOs. The quality and the usefulness of a blockchain application stands or falls by the quality of the smart contracts encoded within. How smart are your contracts? Can you be absolutely sure that they […]