Overcoming IoT Security Challenges Using Endpoint Integrity

Overcoming IoT Security Challenges Using Endpoint Integrity

Nearly every major industry—from agriculture to entertainment—uses the Internet of Things (IoT) to improve the way they do business. Advances in the IoT have enabled organizations to leverage connected devices to optimize operations, identify and respond to problems in real time, and provide innovative new services. The IoT is changing the way we interact with […]

Hardware-Based IoT Security: Consider Your Options

Hardware-Based IoT Security: Consider Your Options

Risk vs. Reward – a tradeoff that factors into every business decision. In November of 2016 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued “Strategic Principles for Securing the Internet of Things,” which commented on the risk-reward tradeoff wrought by the IoT. Specifically, the document set out to provide a set of principles and best practices […]

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 […]

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 […]