Happy Birthday Bitcoin. Here’s to all the family!

Happy Birthday Bitcoin

Bitcoin celebrated its eleventh birthday on January 3rd, 2020, the anniversary of the creation of its Genesis Block. The first working peer-to-peer system of electronic cash was born into turbulent times. In that original block lies a hidden message which reads: “The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks”. It is generally…

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Whither the future of money?

SXSW Crypto events

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…

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Nifty Moves: Blockchain news from SXSW

Three Cryptokitties

Is it hype, or is there something in it? The innovation spawned by cryptocurrency and its underlying distributed ledger technology is matched only by the scepticism that surrounds wild claims of future potential, and by the scams which arose in the Wild West of the 2017 bull run and ICO fundraising. The sector is beginning…

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Expert Insight: Blockchain Technology

Blockchain landscape

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…

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Bitcoin? That will do nicely, sir….

What could you buy with Bitcoin?

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 Coinverge : Making real-world payments with Bitcoin. Coming…

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Let the Blockchain take the strain | Digital Leaders

magic internet money

Read the original article here: 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…

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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…

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