Supreme Court ruled that betting was legal across the U.S., overturning the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act from 1992. Following the federal green light, Delaware was the first to roll out single games sport betting on June 6, with other states expected to promptly follow suit. But while the[…]

Bethereum is using blockchain technology to bring fairness to social betting

Blockchain technology has the potential to do amazing things. It can provide an immutable, digital audit trail of transactions, and can be used to cheaply verify the integrity of data. It can help businesses and individuals agree, on a global scale, about the true state of affairs within a market[…]

What Blockchain Can’t Do

WHAT MASS IS for Catholics, technology conferences are for geeks. Speakers at these gatherings often sound like preachers, promising a dazzling future. So it was at a blockchain conference in Berlin in March, organised by Blockstack, a startup. The enthusiasm on display echoed that of gatherings in the mid-1990s. Some[…]

Blockchain technology may offer a way to re-decentralise the internet

Cryptocurrency created quite the buzz this past year. Although the technology has been around for a few years, 2017 was the year it really took off. Bitcoin, the first application of cryptocurrency technology, hit $20,000 a coin, while coins like Ethereum also saw their prices increase. However, the technology behind[…]

12 Startups Utilizing Blockchain Technology in New Ways

Josh Stark is a lawyer and head of operations and legal at Ledger Labs, a blockchain consulting firm and development group. In this op-ed, Ledger Labs head of operations Josh Stark takes a deep dive into the concept of smart contracts. The term “smart contract” has no clear and settled[…]

Making Sense of Blockchain Smart Contracts

You need a Blockchain strategy and your company needs one… Here is the thing. You can either embrace Blockchain or ignore it believing it to be hype. You can go through the motions and create great theatre by pretending your organization is doing Blockchain stuff and that you are also[…]

50 Shades Of Blockchain

The dot-com bubble of the 1990s is popularly viewed as a period of crazy excess that ended with hundreds of billions of dollars of wealth being destroyed. What’s less often discussed is how all the cheap capital of the boom years helped fund the infrastructure upon which the most important[…]

In blockchain we trust

The ability to better track and distribute security software updates would help fortify insecure IoT devices, which have already contributed to major cyber disasters The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.The Conversation The world is full of connected devices–and more[…]

Using Blockchain to Secure the Internet of Things

This is the first of many subsequent articles discussing scalability limitations of current Blockchain technology and maybe more interestingly, solutions to overcome those limitations. While this article provides some theoretical introduction, the next one will show concrete benchmark results comparing the use case of running a simple market mechanism on[…]

On Payment Channels to fight scalability issues of current Blockchain technology

The prominent blockchain thinker Primavera De Filippi summarizes clearly much of the significance of the blockchain as an institutional technology when she notes “today the blockchain is marking the beginning of a new digital revolution whose focus is not just human communication but rather human interaction and cooperation. What the[…]

Blockchain The Institutional Technology