• Who is John McAfee?

    The world of crypto has its fair share of eccentric personalities, but few can hold a candle to John McAfee. Johns life story reads like something from a Hollywood movie script and indeed it soon will be one. Johnny Depp is set to play him in an upcoming movie called “King of the Jungle”. Here, […]
  • UK Lenders warm to the idea of mortgage deposits funded through crypto gains

    Since the 2008 banking crisis UK mortgage lenders have been subject to ever increasing regulation. This has been in part due to the reckless lending practices of UK banks and in part due to increasing anti-money laundering requirements During the early 2000s fuelled by some of the lowest interest rates ever seen in the Western […]
  • The fall and rise of Mt Gox

    The saga of Mt. Gox has gone down as one of the most memorable episodes in cryptocurrency history. Recently the saga has taken a positive twist that may provide the hacking victims with their very much needed happy ending. The Japanese exchange’s creditors can now file rehabilitations claims. Due to the explosive growth of bitcoin […]
  • Space Exploration and Blockchains

    Launching a rocket into space is a complex business. It is as they say – rocket science. However, rocket science is not the only thing that needs to be taken into consideration when planning a space mission. A space mission is one of the largest and most costly logistical operations mankind is capable of. Behind […]
  • Proof of Work, Stake and Authority

    As the world of crypto matures, different methods of maintaining blockchain consensus have arisen. There is intense debate in the crypto community about the strengths and weaknesses of the different methods suggested. The winners of the consensus algorithm battle will shape the entire future of the crypto ecosystem. Consensus algorithms in public blockchains are required […]
  • LLoyds of London explores crypto-insurance

    CipherTrace, a blockchain security firm recently reported that $731 million US dollars worth of cryptocurrency was stolen from various exchanges during the first half of this year alone. Last year’s losses across crypto exchanges totalled approximately $266 million as a result of hacking. As the first half of 2018 represented an almost three-fold increase in […]
  • Free Society and Floating Cities

    Cryptocurrencies history is heavily intertwined with the libertarian movement. Many early adopters and current players in the market believe that government should only have minimal influence in the lives and financial choices of its citizens. They believe in the separation of banking and state, with decisions made bottom up by the citizens rather than by […]
  • Ethereum Standards Explained

    Until July 2015, when Ethereum was created, building a blockchain application required complex coding skills, an in depth understanding of cryptography and mathematics as well as some significant resources. At its most basic Ethereum can be described as an open source software platform based upon blockchain technology. It gives developers the ability to build and […]
  • Do hard forks damage crypto?

    Forks in software terms are a relatively common thing. Despite how frequently they occur most people do not fully understand what a fork is. In the world of cryptocurrency there are several different types of forks. A “fork” is a term that is used to describe a divergence to the underlying blockchain protocol. Essentially it […]
  • China leads blockchain patent war

    China is a country that historically flouted intellectual property rights. However, research by Thomson Reuters shows that China is now dominating the intellectual property rights arms race. In 2017 roughly, 56 percent of the 406 blockchain patents issued around the world were of Chinese origin. The United States came in second with only 22 percent. […]
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