bitcoin Blockchain News Hyperledger Fabric NASA Opinion 

Bitcoin is a ‘Fad,’ But Even NASA is Investing in Blockchain

Bitcoin birthed the concept of blockchain technology, and now even organizations as technologically advanced as NASA are considering its benefits. Yet cryptocurrency is often described as a fad, a bubble, and even worthless. NASA Eyes Hyperledger Blockchain for Air Traffic Management Ronald J. Reisman, an aero-computer engineer at the NASA Ames Research Center, has put forward blockchain to solve issues of privacy and the prevention of spoofing, denial of service, and other attacks. He says a new system due for implementation in 2020, the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), does not…

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Op-ed Opinion Stock News trading bots wall street Wall Street Journal Willy bot 

Wall Street’s Own Mt. Gox Willy Bot(s)?

Willy Bot in Human Form, former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles The Wall Street Journal published an article on Tuesday, the gist of which was that computerized trading by quantitative hedge funds is to blame, if blame is to be assigned, for the downturn in the overall market. Leave out a geopolitics that might as well be alien to anyone who didn’t just enter the workforce. Leave out alternative investment opportunities the globe over, including cryptocurrencies. Leave out everything: just blame the terminator bots. According to the Christmas-day article, just…

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Balaji Srinivasan Blockchain News coinbase Crypto Opinion 

Crypto is Entering the Tech Mainstream

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Balaji Srinivasan, a prominent venture capital investor and the chief technical officer at Coinbase, said that crypto is entering the tech mainstream. “Sundar Pichai & Sergey Brin’s sons are both mining crypto; Facebook is doing blockchain; Square open sourced some nice cold storage code; Microsoft, Amazon, Google Cloud all have blockchain efforts; crypto is entering the tech mainstream.” Since early 2018, unreflective of the 73 percent correction in the cryptocurrency market which saw the combined valuation of cryptocurrencies drop from $800 billion to $210 billion, the cryptocurrency…

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andreessen horowitz benedict evans bitcoin Blockchain News Opinion 

Dismissing Crypto is Like Dismissing Internet in 1993

Benedict Evans, a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz (A16Z), one of the most successful venture capital firms in the world, has said that crypto is quite similar to the internet in 1993. As with any other emerging technology or market, the cryptocurrency space has seen a large number of failed projects and scams over the past several years. However, according to Evans, if investors focus on the failed projects and fraudulent operations in the exponentially growing cryptocurrency sector, it would be like dismissing the internet in 1999 based on the…

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Blockchain News IC3 Opinion 

Blockchain Might Make Voting Worse — Not Better: Crypto Researchers

Three researchers with the Initiative for CryptoCurrencies and Contracts (IC3) are questioning whether, as some proponents claim, blockchain technology will be able to change the internet voting sector for the better. In an article published by Business Insider, the scholars argue that while blockchain technology might serve to revolutionize other industries, internet voting might be a sector that doesn’t benefit from the technology at all, and could potentially even be harmed by it. Potential For Change The researchers start off by acknowledging that they understand why blockchain technology is being considered…

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ai Bitcoin Research Blockchain News Op-ed Opinion World Technology 

Can AI Tools Improve Cryptocurrency Adoption?

There are many different paths to choose from, to improve cryptocurrency usability.  Lately, I’ve been focused on project tokenomics as I have a feeling that better rewards distribution is the way forward. For instance, traditional exchanges do not provide enough rewards to users; a few exceptions are Binance, Coss, or ABCC. I especially like the last one as it really focuses on distributing the most revenue to users through their native currency, the AT token. They’re even implementing a governance-based token model which gives additional power to token holders. I am really…

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Altcoin News Opinion stablecoin Vault 

Stablecoins and Bank Failure — The Risk of Fiat-Backed Tokens

About the author: Ranjeet Sodhi is the CEO and Co-Founder of Vault. He is also a fintech entrepreneur with over 19 years of experience leading and turning around key regulatory risk management initiatives for global top tier investment banks and financial services firms, including JPMorgan Chase, Citi, Deloitte, and E&Y. You can follow him on Twitter at @ranjeetsodhi. Recently news broke that Noble Bank, one of the early banks associated with safeguarding Tether’s backing, is likely insolvent and will be available for sale for as little as $5 million dollars…

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Joseph Lubin Opinion 

Cryptocurrency is the ‘Natural Evolution’ of Money: Ethereum Co-Founder

ConsenSys founder and Ethereum co-creator Joseph Lubin recently expressed his thoughts on the “equal waves of fascination and skepticism” concerning cryptocurrency, in a Quartz op-ed published on Sept. 25. Lubin referenced a number of historical antidotes to assert that society has always been a bit skeptical towards those who come up with new concepts of money but argued that: “Cryptocurrency is in many ways a natural evolution of prior representational systems, though one that favors truth over state-sanctioned power.” A New Representation System For The Future In the piece, Lubin noted…

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Op-ed Opinion 

Our Weird Relationship with Money

We all use money on a daily basis, but do you really understand how it works? This article is a little bit different from the usual, as I will propose alternative ways of valuing money and looking at the economy as a whole. If you’ve been following my latest writings, you’ll understand my views on cryptocurrency adoption depend a lot on price and the role of technology Arguably, our own understanding of money will influence how cryptocurrency develops and that is exactly the subject of our discussion today. I’m definitely interested…

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bitcoin atm CoinSource Exclusive Interview Opinion Sheffield Clark 

Cryptocurrency Needs Regulation to Survive

In an exclusive interview with CCN, the CEO of the world’s largest Bitcoin ATM network took a hard stance against those who believe in a world where Bitcoin and its peers can survive unregulated. Sheffield Clark, whose company — Coinsource — recently installed 17 new Bitcoin ATMs in Florida, stated that cryptocurrency is not a viable or realistic payment solution at this time, citing it as a major obstacle to be overcome for all in the space. “With the time and cost that it takes to use Bitcoin to pay…

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