This recently launched cryptocurrency has received attention for its enhanced privacy features. Zooko Wilcox, the project's lead developer, explains how these features work and what they mean for policymakers.
Peter Saint-Andre of Filament explains how blockchains can bolster the security and reliability of the Internet of Things by providing decentralized identity, payments, and ledgers for connected devices.
A plain-language explanation of the Lightning Network, a protocol for scaling and speeding up blockchains. While it was designed to solve some of the technical limitations of the Bitcoin blockchain, it can be implemented on top of any blockchain.
There's a lot of buzz about blockchains being used to improve health data systems. Emily Vaughn of Gem demystifies these potential applications and explains how these technologies may make our health information more portable and secure.
Former federal prosecutor Jason Weinstein explains how the nature of Bitcoin’s underlying blockchain can be good news for law enforcement, and how law enforcement can ultimately be good news for Bitcoin.
Juan Llanos of Bitreserve shows how cryptocurrencies and the real-time financial auditing they enable could soon lighten the load for financial regulators and regulated companies, all while providing superior consumer protection.
Attorney Brock Cusick describes the promise Bitcoin holds for hardworking, driven individuals who work overseas from their families: reduced fees for sending money home, security, simplicity and speed.
Mike Belshe, co-founder at BitGo, explains the risks facing consumers who hold Bitcoin. He discusses storage, theft, payments and privacy, as well as the tools and techniques necessary to use Bitcoin safely.
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