Piero Rivizzigno

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Here’s one thing the bitcoin frenzy has in common with the dot-com bubble

Whether bitcoin is in a bubble may be up for debate. But there is one thing about the cryptocurrency craze that is reminiscent of the late 1990s tech …

Cryptocurrency

Andreessen's Favorite Books

What is DNA and how does it work?

DNA is perhaps the most famous biological molecule; it is present in all forms of life on earth. But what is DNA or deoxyribonucleic acid? Here, we …

Can Basic Income Plus The Blockchain Build A New Economic System?

To stop society’s unsustainable demand for ever-more resources, we need to decentralize and localize our economy. Combining the new ledger technology with UBI may be the way to make that happen.<p><i>This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of</i> Fast …

Blockchain

Blockchain investment is booming thanks largely to initial coin offering binge

Initial coin offerings are becoming the funding mechanism of choice for the fast-emerging distributed ledger technology known as blockchain, bolting …

Icos

Bitcoin Competitors Are Being Built in Ex-Google Coders' Laptops

Bitcoin’s seemingly unstoppable surge to record highs isn’t deterring competitors.<p>Former Silicon Valley developers are working on at least two new …

How blockchain could end, instead of enable, money laundering

An Israeli District Court recently ruled that Israeli banks are not obligated to provide financial services to companies whose primary business is trading in cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin or Ethereum. The Court reasoned that banks should not have to assume the risks associated with providing a …

Bitcoin

This country could soon make Bitcoin its official currency

<b>From Bolivars to Bitcoins</b><p>In order to deal with ever-growing issues with hyperinflation, the country of Venezuela may soon decide to adopt a new …

Google created a fun way to learn about simple AI

You've probably heard the term "machine learning" quite a bit -- basically, it refers to training computers to learn without directly programming them. It's a particularly hot topic these days when it comes to AI, since machine learning is the best way to create artificial neural networks, which …

Celsius aims to disrupt the consumer credit industry using blockchain

The worldwide consumer credit industry is primarily controlled by a few organizations that profit from the process of lending and — according to many — are responsible for the state of consumer and student debt.<p>In fact, in the U.S., $1.1 trillion — one-half of all the consumer credit issued — is …

Consumer Credit

Disney built a blockchain, and now its creators are trying to turn it into a commercial platform to compete with Ethereum

<b>-It's designed to be more private than other popular blockchains like the bitcoin and ethereum protocols.</b><p><b>-Now some of the developers behind the technology want to build a commercial business to make it easy for less technologically savvy businesses to get involved.</b><p>From animatronics to digital …

Blockchain

The Blockchain Alternative: rethinking macroeconomic policy & economic theory

Examine what would happen if we were to deploy blockchain technology at the sovereign level and use it to create a decentralized cashless economy. …

Economics

New Virtual Currencies Hit Barriers in U.S. and 2 Other Nations

SAN FRANCISCO — Regulators in the United States, South Korea and Switzerland all took independent steps on Friday to crack down on so-called initial coin offerings, a hot but risky new method of raising money for start-ups.<p>In the first nine months of the year, various projects raised over $1.5 …

Whiteboard Session: How Does Blockchain Work?

Digital Currencies Are Growing on Faltering Foundations

One of the chief strengths of digital currencies is becoming their weakness.<p>Freedom from regulation was the big draw of Bitcoin, Ether and their counterparts. But the exchanges set up to trade them often lack basic controls over identity, fraud, technology and even trading volume, a Reuters …

Why Europe is Fertile Ground for Blockchain New Industrial Revolution

The first industrial revolution, the transition to new manufacturing processes, and the second industrial revolution, the technological revolution, …

Bitcoin’s Most Valuable Use-Case

<i>The gold and silver money which circulates in any country, and by means of which, the produce of its land and labour is annually circulated and</i> …

Ticket touting and fraud is soaring. Blockchain might be the fix

Last year, Christopher Plant, a real estate agent from Philadelphia, paid $1,000 to buy four tickets to the hit musical <i>Hamilton</i> from an agent on Craigslist. However, when he tried entering the Richard Rodgers Theatre to watch the event with his family, he was turned away because his tickets were …

China’s bitcoin market alive and well as traders defy crackdown

(<i>Reuters</i>) — Weeks after Beijing banned fundraising through token launches and ordered some bitcoin exchanges to shut, casting a chill over the cryptocurrency industry, traders say that the market is far from dead.<p>While several exchanges have announced that they will close by the end of this month, …

Cryptocurrency

Why Bitcoin and Ethereum will soon be everywhere (for reals)

Airbnb also challenges the status quo to provide worldwide accommodations for its users. Not only has it reinvented the way people think about traveling, but it’s been an absolute game-changer when it comes to bringing more money into various communities.<p>Currently, initiatives like Open Money are …

Cryptocurrency

Ups: 2017

We launched the Future of Design in Start-Ups survey last year to set a baseline for how design operates in the tech ecosystem and also to begin to …

Startups

How can creative industries benefit from blockchain?

Five forces of blockchain technology could affect the creative economy. Here are some of the risks and challenges to overcome.<p><b>Many readers will be</b> …

Blockchain

Bloom - Say Hello to Inclusive Credit

Identity attesters and risk assessors on the Bloom network will be able to set prices and receive payment for their services in BLT.<p>These …

WePower

By tokenizing renewable energy and putting it onto a blockchain, WePower is making that power tradable and accessible to anyone. And it's giving …

Green Energy

Direct Token Marketplace

The world's first blockchain smartphone is in development

Sirin Labs, the company behind the $14,000 Solarin smartphone, is now developing an open-source model that runs on a fee-less blockchain. The Finney -- named in honor of bitcoin pioneer Hal Finney -- will be the only smartphone in the world that's fully secure and safe enough to hold cryptographic …

Blockchain

Bitcoin ‘More Than Just a Fad,’ Morgan Stanley CEO Says

Not every Wall Street bank chief is bearish on bitcoin.<p>Morgan Stanley Chief Executive Officer James Gorman takes a more measured view on the …

Blockchain Innovation In Healthcare And Life Sciences

<b>“The blockchain is the most consequential technology since the internet. The internet is programmable information. The blockchain is programmable scarcity.” —</b> Balaji Srinivasan, CEO of 21.co<p>The internet is entering a second era that’s based on blockchain, this according to futurist Don Tapscotte. …

Blockchain

Gem looks to CDC and European giant Tieto to take blockchain into healthcare

The blockchain is coming to healthcare.<p>Over the past year, the chorus of voices calling for blockchain’s adoption in the medical profession is growing increasingly loud.<p>Already, a pilot project from MIT’s Media Lab has shown great results in a pilot program with Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess …

Blockchain