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Blockchain Governance and the Limits of Decentralization

A recent meeting of key players related to Ethereum (arguably the most used blockchain and current industry standard for smart contract deployment) has re-opened the debate on how blockchains should be governed. The statement released by the group suggests the formation of a governance body and the development of a model. Of course, if a

By | 2018-05-18T20:26:17+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Categories: Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Featured|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Blockchain Beyond Cryptocurrencies

Blockchain technology was born out of the quest for developing digital currencies without the need for a centralized authority. Bitcoin emerged in 2009 (proposed in 2008) as the first public blockchain, initially focusing on monetary transactions. Essentially, Bitcoin implements a state machine on top of a peer-to-peer network. This means that transactions cause the system

By | 2018-05-06T17:18:58+00:00 May 6th, 2018|Categories: Bitcoin, Blockchain 101, Ethereum, Featured|0 Comments

Where are my Bitcoins?

By now, most people have heard of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies and know that they are digital currencies. Many people also understand that there is no central authority, such as a bank, in charge of managing this. Instead, they will have heard of the Blockchain and how it stores money in a decentralized way. We have

Smart Contracts – The Basics

Whenever you buy or sell a cryptocurrency, a record of the transaction is inscribed upon the blockchain, a decentralized, indelible ledger shared across millions of computers in the world. The bits of code that allow these transactions to take place are known as 'smart contracts', and while cryptocurrency and the blockchain are by now widely

By | 2018-05-02T00:21:57+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Bitcoin|0 Comments