Amy Vernon

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Ethereum just checked that part of a Zcash transaction was legit

The testnet for Ethereum's next big update has successfully verified an important part of a transaction with the virtual cryptocurrency Zcash, …

Bitcoin

Beyond cryptocurrency: There are new blockchain opportunities for SMBs

When the Bank of Canada and payments giant Moneris last spring threw cold water on a blockchain trial as a potential clearance system, Canadian …

Bitcoin

US Centers for Disease Control to Launch First Blockchain Test on Disaster Relief

For public health practitioners, the ability to quickly collect, analyze and take action on data is paramount to containing the spread of a deadly …

Public Health

Big Pharma Turns to Blockchain to Track Meds

The pharma industry may be on the verge of solving a longtime problem: How to stop a flow of stolen or counterfeit pills entering the supply chain …

Bitcoin

In Blockchain We Trust? Not Yet, Say Consumers

Among the reasons why blockchain has gained so much interest as a platform for development of financial apps and services is the transparency and trust built into it. And, despite increasing number of investors and traders recognizing the value of cryptocurrencies as a long-term investment, …

Bitcoin

IBM: Never Mind The Cloud, Here Is What Should Excite Investors

International Business Machines has been declining in price in spite of continued growth in its cloud business.<p>However, blockchain technology has the …

Stocks

How to explain the power of blockchains to your non-tech friends

Writing a description for [bitcoin] for general audiences is bloody hard. There’s nothing to relate it to. — Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious founder …

Bitcoin

40 Years Late, Talking Heads’ Most Valuable Member Is Still Its Most Under-Recognized

When you listen to Talking Heads' most iconic songs, they all have one standout element in common: Tina Weymouth's funky, melodic bassline. Without her there would no "Psycho Killer," no "Burning Down The House," no "Once in a Lifetime," — grooves which are immediately recognizable, ingrained in …

The Mournful, Lonely Feminism of Chelsea Clinton’s She Persisted

Chelsea Clinton, now a 37-year-old mother of two, has spent her adulthood weaving in and out of the family business. But even when she has dabbled in …

Books

Can Blockchain Be Used to Secure APIs?

Parables often discuss our inability to see, even though we have the faculties to do so. Modern day data security management practices adopt the same …

Bitcoin

Proof of Xerox? Copier Giant Pursues Blockchain Time-Stamping Strategy

A technology company best known for its eponymous copier machines may be looking to use blockchain to create digital proofs for documents and other …

Bitcoin

Blockchain to shift media industry power

The next big disruptive force of blockchain will hit the media industry.<p>While blockchain technology has the potential to disrupt any industry, the …

Bitcoin

The World's First Research Center on the Social Science of Blockchain Opens in Australia

The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) has established the RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub to explore the social science of blockchain …

Bitcoin

Blockchain: paradise postponed

Demotivated beancounters, take heart. Deutsche Bank chief executive John Cryan has likened some employees to abacuses and warned technology will …

Bitcoin

GroupM’s Rob Norman: Attributes Of BlockChain Technology Are Needed For Digital Transparency

Could blockchain technology, with its security and transparency, cure the ills of an often-murky digital media ecosystem? GroupM’s Rob Norman …

Bitcoin

If Blockchain Is the Answer, What Is the Security Question?

Like any technology, blockchain has its strengths and weaknesses. But debunking three common myths can help you cut through the hype.<p>Blockchain …

Bitcoin

There's more to blockchain tech than just bitcoin

Blockchain technology is not something you hear a lot as the term is not bandied about casually. It is not the cloud or the internet that you will understand and absorb it by the snap of your fingers. It’s not your regular smartphone which you can easily touch.<p><b>What is Blockchain Technology?</b><p>Our …

Bitcoin

How blockchain will finally convert you: Control over your own data

In the past few years, blockchain has developed an unrivaled reputation as the next big thing for the decentralized internet. Startups have absorbed billions of dollars from traditional funding and token sales to develop software and proof-of-concepts that employ blockchain to fix many of the …

Bitcoin

Blockchain and Government: The Balancing Act

This past Monday, we saw China institute a temporary ban on Initial Coin Offerings and delist many blockchain tokens from publicly traded exchanges. China’s decision drove markets into a short-term panic and saw the value of bitcoin drop over 10% in less than a day. While the day-to-day changes in …

Bitcoin

Blockchain could clean up messy shareholder registers

For Patrick Byrne, the iconoclastic chief executive of internet retailer Overstock.com, a financial system reliant on intermediaries coming between …

Bitcoin

The case for blockchain in healthcare

<i>Helen Disney argues that blockchain is the tool needed to manage the vast quantities of data swamping healthcare systems, securely and …

Bitcoin

Blockchain Fix For Voter ID

Securely and conveniently identifiying registered voters has long vexed election officials, but there may be a solution, Michael Scott writes.<p>Amid …

Voter Registration

IBM and UBS team on blockchain payments for cars

25 minutes ago | 46 views | 0<p>UBS, IBM and car parts manufacturer ZF are working together to build a blockchain-based payments system that …

Banking

Gender equality explained in a simple mathematical equation

Sometimes one is fortunate to find money in an old purse or pocket. For example, such was the case the other day when I put on a jacket I hadn’t worn …

Gender

Cryptoeconomics: Paving the Future of Blockchain Technology

There’s no point in being nuts if you can’t have some fun with it. — “John Nash”, A Beautiful Mind (2001)<p>Page through the articles on blockchain …

Bitcoin

Making Money

Bitcoin Explained (with Emoji), Part 1<i>Bitcoin is a revolutionary way to save or spend digital money, and has the potential to transform other realms</i> …

Bitcoin

Blockchain 101

What's Bitcoin and the blockchain?<p>Bitcoin is the world's first completely decentralized digital currency, also known as a <i>cryptocurrency</i>. Bitcoin …

Bitcoin

What is blockchain, really? (An intro for regular people)

You have probably heard the term “blockchain” mentioned in contexts as dramatically different as “a technology with the greatest potential for …

Bitcoin

Fred Wilson’s 6+ years as a Blockchain Investor

A Story of Resilience, Patience, and Constructive Criticism<p>Bitcoin was introduced more than 8 years ago. Since then it, and its underlying blockchain …

Bitcoin