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Are “Permissioned Blockchains” Real Blockchains?

Even after bitcoin gained some name recognition – as nerd money, as a lubricant for dark web commerce, as a latter-day Semper Augustus – its technological underpinnings remained obscure to all but the most dedicated…


Which Industries Will Blockchain Disrupt Next?

While mainstream financial institutions in the U.S. have generally been reluctant to dive in to the cryptocurrency market head first, many companies and industries have been far more likely to explore the possibilities inherent in…


What Role Did China Play in Bitcoin's Decline?

China has long played an outsized role in the world of cryptocurrencies. Whether (formerly) acting as one of the central hubs of digital currency mining, thanks to massive operations capitalizing on cheap electricity, or as…


How Health Care Is Moving Toward Blockchain

Although individuals on different sides of the political spectrum are likely to disagree about what’s to be done to fix the U.S. health care system, few would likely dispute that the sector is in rough…


Bitcoin or Altcoin: Can One of Them Replace Fiat?

Many in the cryptocurrency community have spent years predicting that digital currencies will someday take the place of fiat currencies. But mainstream economists tend to view cryptocurrencies with more than a bit of disdain. And while…


Cryptocurrency This Week

Cryptocurrencies appear to be on the rise once again, helping to quell investor anxiety after several weeks of disappointment. Cryptocurrencies as a group climbed throughout the past week, following two losing days early on. Bitcoin…


What is the Bitcoin Foundation, and What Does it Do?

Founded in late 2012, the Bitcoin Foundation is one of the oldest and most vocal non-profit organizations advocating for the development and use of bitcoin (BTC) in the mainstream financial world. According to the Foundation’s…


What are the Legal Risks to Cryptocurrency Investors?

Along with the explosion of interest in digital currency and all of its implications for both new and traditional businesses, there is a growing need for clarity regarding the legal implications of these new technologies…


Explaining the Crypto in Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum have gained immense popularity thanks to their decentralized, secure and anonymous nature, which supports the peer-to-peer architecture and makes it possible to transfer funds and other digital assets between two different individuals…