Category: Adoption

Bitcoiner 2029: Another Ten Years On

The following is an imaginative, fictitious account of what the world could look like in 2029 and how Bitcoin might evolve to revolutionize economic, monetary and free-market systems. Unfortunately, time machines haven’t been invented in this speculative future so we couldn’t verify the accuracy of the narrator’s experience — please take the following story with […]

Pierre Rochard: “Lightning Adoption Will Basically Mirror Bitcoin Adoption”

Lightning is a second-layer solution for the Bitcoin blockchain that addresses the scaling issues surrounding it today. Similar to Bitcoin, Lightning is an open-source protocol in which anyone can contribute to. Whether it is through programming and developing applications or setting up a node, participation in Lightning is not just accessible. It’s welcomed. The Lightning […]

In the Race for a Bitcoin ETF, Wall Street Has Plenty of Hurdles to Clear

In the latter half of 2018, few developments have occupied crypto investors’ headspaces like the industry’s indefatigable pursuit of a bitcoin exchange traded fund (ETF). This conversation lay largely dormant since the two brothers’ first attempt was rejected by the U.S. securities regulator in March of 2017. But the Winklevosses reignited the conversation when their […]

West Virginia to Offer Blockchain Voting Options for Midterms

American troops serving overseas will be able to cast their votes in West Virginia through a mobile voting platform based on blockchain technology in the federal elections in November 2018. The mobile voting platform, Voatz, will use facial recognition software to match each user’s “selfie-style video of their face” to their government-issued ID, according to […]

Maerki Baumann Is the Latest Swiss Bank to Embrace Crypto

Maerki Baumann — a private bank based in Zurich, Switzerland — has announced it will manage its clients’ cryptocurrency assets. This makes it the second Swiss bank to make such an announcement following Hypothekarbank Lenzburg (Hypi), which stated in June that it would open business accounts for cryptocurrency companies. The bank recently published an article […]

Queensland Backs Cryptocurrency Point-of-Sale Project for Tourism

The Queensland government in Australia is backing a cryptocurrency point-of-sale system that officials believe will help boost tourism throughout the area. Thus far, they have given over $8 million in Australian dollars ($6 million USD) to roughly 70 different companies that will work to inspire innovation and create new ideas within the region’s travel space. […]

Behlendorf: Google Can Benefit From “High-Velocity Development on Fabric”

Google is the latest tech giant to offer blockchain technology to its customers. The company announced that it would be introducing open-source integrations for applications built with both Ethereum and Hyperledger later this year through its Google Cloud Product marketplace. Speaking with Bitcoin Magazine, executive director of Hyperledger Brian Behlendorf explains, “This decision follows a […]