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Sex, Alcohol and Blockchain: Why White Papers, FAQs Make for Interesting Reading

Sex, Alcohol and Blockchain: Why White Papers, FAQs Make for Interesting Reading Here’s a look at blockchain businesses targeting the porn industry, booze and your gullibility. The blockchain white paper is becoming the lingua franca of new ventures. These are usually PDFs littered with more economi...

C Is for Cryptocurrency: Here’s How to Make Blockchain Child’s Play

C Is for Cryptocurrency: Here’s How to Make Blockchain Child’s Play Can you explain digital currency to a five-year-old? A piggy bank turned hardware wallet and picture books are helping to introduce children to the money of the future. Can you explain blockchain to a five-year-old? It can be hard t...

Like Roller Coasters? Then You Loved Cryptocurrencies in 2Q

Like Roller Coasters? Then You Loved Cryptocurrencies in 2Q Despite the second quarter's volatility, expect to see a significant increase in institutional capital entering the crypto industry. Investors know there are risks involved with cryptocurrencies. Still, the second quarter was particularly v...

Ripple $50 Million Grant Puts Universities to Work on Blockchain

Ripple $50 Million Grant Puts Universities to Work on Blockchain The technology company hopes the grant will spur research in a number of blockchain disciplines while creating a generation of future tech workers. Wondering whether blockchain has captured the imagination of college students? Look no ...

'Crypto-skeptic’ "Dr. Doom" & Ethereum Developer Differ on Cryptocurrency Future

Nouriel Roubini and Joe Lubin made their differences plain at New York's Fluidity Summit on Thursday. New York University economics professor and self-described “crypto-skeptic” Nouriel Roubini and Ethereum (ETH) developer Joe Lubin have a major difference of opinion on the future of cryptocurrencie...

Why Starbucks May Use Blockchain to Track Your Coffee Beans

The coffee chain says it wants to use next-level technology to connect consumers to the bean farmers who produce their morning brew. Soon, when Starbucks customers order their morning joe or buy a bag of roasted coffee, they may be able to learn exactly where the beans come from and the name of the ...

White Papers: Celebrity Coins, Staking Romantic Claims and a Chili-Powered ICO

A look at the promise and potential of unusual blockchain business models in their own words. Nowhere is the promise and peculiarity of the blockchain economy spelled out as clearly as in the white paper, the prominently posted document that often mixes economic theory and technological jargon to ex...

SEC’s Harsher Look Could Put Damper on ICO Activity

Under the increasingly harsher scrutiny of the Securities and Exchange Commission, some experts now say the initial coin offerings market could face a precipitous downturn. They believe investors will be more cautious amid the SEC’s increased efforts to root out fraudulent activity. Blockchain entre...

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