Category: Analysis

The Bitcoin Rich List

The Bitcoin Rich List – A Look Into Top Bitcoin ‘Hodlers’

It’s hard not to look at the Bitcoin price graph and lapse into daydreaming. The lines don’t lie: If you’d only sunk a few hundred in six or seven years ago you’d be laughing all the way to the bank...

/ October 13, 2017
Why Governments Are Afraid of Bitcoin

Why Governments Are Afraid of Bitcoin

Unregulated, decentralised, with lingering dark web associations and beyond the reach of tax authorities: It’s hardly surprising that many of Bitcoin’s most prominent attributes are giving governments the jitters the world over. In fact, surely there’d be something amiss if...

/ October 12, 2017
Smart Contracts Prediction

How Smart Contracts can be Used in Prediction Markets

Today, the Ethereum blockchain has effectively made smart contracts a reality. There are currently thousands of calls being made each day to these contracts, with capabilities that include everything from insurance estimations and token issuance to time locked exchanges, basic...

/ October 10, 2017
Why Craig Wright is Not Satoshi Nakamoto

Why Craig Wright is Not Satoshi Nakamoto

The claim that Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious and enigmatic ‘inventor’ of Bitcoin, is in fact an Australian named Craig Wright has been floating around for a couple of years now. This supposedly refuted the general consensus that Satoshi was in...

/ October 9, 2017
Track Bitcoin Related Crime

How the Authorities Track Bitcoin Related Crime

One of the many arguments that is used against Bitcoin is that it is the realm of “criminals”. There are claims that the relatively anonymous nature of the cryptocurrency makes it a haven for these types of people. Of course,...

/ October 5, 2017
Blockchain and The Sharing Economy

How Blockchain Technology Can Power the Sharing Economy

Try suggesting to your next Uber driver that they’re part of the so-called ‘sharing economy’ and it’s quite likely that they’ll laugh in your face. This is assuming of course that they have much cause for laughter in the first...

/ October 4, 2017
Legal Smart Contracts

How Smart Contracts Can Revolutionise the Legal Industry

Anyone who has ever had to grapple with the legal system (which let’s face it, is most of us at some point or other) will probably have found that it doesn’t tend to move all that quickly. There’s a good...

/ October 3, 2017
Zcash closer to zk-stark

How Could ZK-Starks make ZCash Truly Private

Many Cryptographers are in search of the Holy Grail of privacy. They are looking for a method of sending crypto currency that is truly private and trust less. This is of course easier said than done. There are two competing...

/ October 2, 2017
IoT and Blockchain Technology

The Power Blockchain and the Internet of Things

You could be forgiven for feeling rather technologically short-changed here in 2017. After all, the original Blade Runner is set only two years from now, whilst Back to the Future supposedly took place two years back. I don’t know about...

/ September 29, 2017
Blockchain Technology and IP protection

How Blockchain Technology Can Protect Intellectual Property

Chances are you’ll have first heard the term ‘blockchain’ in relation to Bitcoin and the slew of other emerging cryptocurrencies that are getting a lot of investors and financiers very excited. Developed in 2008 by Satoshi Nakamoto (a shadowy figure...

/ September 27, 2017