Bitcoin and Blockchain

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

The blockchain can intermediate funds. That means the elements are in place for the development of a stable financial market.

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Blockchain is going mainstream, and that's a good thing. 

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

How is it possible in a free market to use “too much” electricity to mine Bitcoin? The problem lies in the pricing in our electricity markets, and it isn’t going away anytime soon.

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology in general face a particularly high hurdle when it comes to people’s developing an intuitive mental model.

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

A new blockchain initiative promises to make it easier for refugees transporting wealth.

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

The beauty of blockchain technology is that it makes old intermediaries unnecessary. Intermediation of cryptocurrency can be performed on the blockchain. It does not require a third party.

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

A new cryptocurrency, "basis," seeks to eliminate price volatility by setting up an “algorithmic central bank,” that is, a set of rules that adjust the money supply without human intervention.

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Blockchain technology is developing at a fast pace. Don't get left behind!

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

The costs required to protect Bitcoin from an attack may be its long-term downfall.

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Facing competition from blockchain-based tokens, SWIFT has made significant upgrades we all benefit from.

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Instead of addressing misconceptions and increasing public understanding of cryptocurrencies, the Netflix-Vox documentary repeats scare-mongering that has been the staple of shallow tech journalism.

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

It’s hard to say with a straight face that Bitcoin is “the stable cryptocurrency,” but compared to its cousins, its wild price swings are a little less wild.

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

The Howey Test is legacy content from our civilization past, same as Morse Code, the horse-drawn plow, and the presidential fireside chat. We’ve moved on. At least we are trying to.

Friday, June 8th, 2018

The beauty of the art example of distributed ownership is that it gets the creative juices flowing. How many other applications of blockchain are out there waiting? Blockchain is like oil, like the Internet, like fire; that is, not a single instance with one use case but a resource with potentially limitless uses. doing countless other things. It is technology for building things and for making human relationships more peaceful and more prosperous.

Friday, June 8th, 2018

Telling an entrepreneur with a great idea in a blossoming industry to sit on their hands for a couple of years is a tough sell, but there are of reasons why sitting down and taking a deep breath today might lead to greater success down the road.

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Bitcoin and fiat money are not cousins. They are on entirely different branches of the family tree.

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Get ready, crypto community, because the czars are coming for you! On Monday, June 4, the Securities and Exchange Commission appointed Valerie Szczepanik to a new position: “associate director of the Division of Corporation Finance and senior advisor for digital assets and innovation,” known informally as the “crypto czar.”

Friday, June 1st, 2018

Blockchain enthusiasts often focus on the potential for smart contracts to replace biased and fallible humans with cut-and-dry computer code. But this emphasis on code over humans can confuse both the definition and true potential of smart contacts.

Monday, May 28th, 2018

This week, it was my pleasure to sit on a panel with Gavin Brennen of Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, a physicist and one of the world experts on this topic. He presented a very nice paper that examined this question in some detail. He began with his frustration over the headlines that swept the tech world last October and November. They were as alarmist as they were misleading. He set the record straight.

Monday, May 28th, 2018

Bitcoin is cheap and easy to use. But it has a long way to go before becoming widely accepted.