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The Economic Limits of Bitcoin

– June 28, 2018

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

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The Blockchain Threat Has Drastically Sped Up Cross-Border Payments

– June 28, 2018

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

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Vox, Netflix Pull a Fast One on Cryptocurrencies

– June 22, 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.

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Bitcoin Is Less Volatile Than Its Cryptocurrency Cousins

– June 20, 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.

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SEC Gives Green Light to Digital Asset Freedom

– June 19, 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.

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Thank You, Blockchain, for This Warhol Painting

– June 8, 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.

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In the ICO Race, First May Not Be Best

– June 8, 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.

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Bitcoin as a Novel Financial Game

– June 6, 2018

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

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Czarist America Looks to Conquer Crypto

– June 5, 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.”

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Smart Contracts Don’t Leave Humans Out of the Picture

– June 1, 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.

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The Threat to Bitcoin from Quantum Computing

– May 28, 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.

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Bitcoin vs. the Mobile Phone

– May 26, 2018

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

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