Securing the Internet-of-Things with Blockchain

Securing the Internet-of-Things with Blockchain

In the past few years, developments in technology have brought us closer to the hyper-connected world that futurologists imagined in the 1950s. Self-driving cars, computers that can converse in real-time and hyperloop transportation are among the developments that will shape our future beyond what we thought possible. Of all the major trends, the Internet-of-Things (IoT) […]

Victory Lap? 2017 Was Bitcoin's Backward Year

Victory Lap? 2017 Was Bitcoin’s Backward Year

Jim Harper is a vice president at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, where he works to adapt law and policy to the information age. He served as Global Policy Counsel for the Bitcoin Foundation in 2014. This article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review opinion series. 2017 was another gloriously miserable year for […]

Scratch That: CryptoKitties Isn't Ethereum's Vision for Apps

Scratch That: CryptoKitties Isn’t Ethereum’s Vision for Apps

Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin cried himself to sleep the night "World of Warcraft" maker Blizzard Entertainment altered his "beloved warlock’s Siphon Life spell." According to Buterin, the online role-playing game forever changed his outlook toward app development. "On that day, I realized what horrors centralized services can bring," he writes on his official "About.me." Aspiring […]

Blockchain Startup LO3 Partners With Power Exchange

Blockchain Startup LO3 Partners With Power Exchange

Blockchain startup LO3 Energy has scored a partnership with the European Power Exchange, known as EPEX SPOT, to link local electric microgrids to broader wholesale markets. The two organizations said Tuesday that they signed a memorandum of understanding committing themselves to finding ways to connect local energy markets to larger power networks using a blockchain-based […]

Bitcoin Has Gone Mainstream. That's a Very Big Deal

Bitcoin Has Gone Mainstream. That’s a Very Big Deal

Michael J. Casey is chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor of blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. Last week, my eighth-grader came home saying that all the boys at school were talking about bitcoin. Some might describe this vignette, and many others like it from the past few weeks, as a […]

Cryptocurrency and ICO Predictions for 2018

Cryptocurrency and ICO Predictions for 2018

What future holds for Cryptocurrency Bitcoin has been the hottest topic in investment circles this year, and the rage has yet to reach its peak. More than 16 million Bitcoins are now circulating worth more than $170 billion – and there’s more to mine yet. It’s moved beyond the criminal spheres of the Silk Road […]

Is Litecoin The Future of Cryptocurrency?

Is Litecoin The Future of Cryptocurrency?

More on Blockchain and Bitcoin Despite bitcoin’s relative youth at just under 10 years old, its fervent popularity has spawned a cryptocurrency revolution and several competitors. An influx of new money from both retail investors and institutional entities means that these alternative cryptocurrencies, or “altcoins”, are under new scrutiny as traders look to diversify away […]