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Tokens Will Bring Conflicts of Interest to Healthcare

Tokens Will Bring Conflicts of Interest to Healthcare

Roger Boodoo, MD, is a radiologist and clinical informatics fellow actively seeking opportunities where blockchain technology might be applied to challenges in healthcare. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. Let’s start with the problematic scenario. A medical researcher stands […]

3 Web Giants That Could Be Decentralized on a Blockchain

3 Web Giants That Could Be Decentralized on a Blockchain

The web has taken over our lives, and with that, online enterprises have grown into huge monoliths of power. Yet, while tech giants give us access to the stuff we like – music, movies, shopping – blockchain enthusiasts think an individual’s web experience could be […]

Blockchain in Your Pocket? The Phone Behind Sirin’s $157 Million ICO

Blockchain in Your Pocket? The Phone Behind Sirin’s $157 Million ICO

Does the world really need a blockchain phone? Sirin Labs is betting it does. The startup, which recently raised $157 million in an initial coin offering (ICO), is building an Android smartphone from scratch with special features for cryptocurrency enthusiasts: an app store for distributed […]

Goodbye ICOs, Hello TAOs? How Tokens Will Change in 2018

Goodbye ICOs, Hello TAOs? How Tokens Will Change in 2018

Christopher Pallotta and Vincent Molinari are the co-founders of Templum, an alternative trading system designed for cryptographic assets. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. As we enter 2018, it appears that blockchain’s contribution to capital formation has only begun. An unfortunate influx […]

Beyond the Red Tape: The Path Ahead for Token Sales

Beyond the Red Tape: The Path Ahead for Token Sales

Mason Borda is a tech entrepreneur focusing on blockchain infrastructure and security. He is currently the CEO and co-founder of TokenSoft Inc, a crypto treasury management and white label token sale platform. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. It […]

2018’s Challenge: What Are Crypto Assets Really Worth?

2018’s Challenge: What Are Crypto Assets Really Worth?

Bradley Miles and Sid Kalla are the co-founders of Turing Group, an incubation and advisory firm focused on token protocol design and the ICO sales process. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. If 2017 has taught us anything, it’s […]

ICOs: The Tech Is Here, But Where Are the Standards?

ICOs: The Tech Is Here, But Where Are the Standards?

Nick Cowan is CEO of the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange and the Gibraltar Stock Exchange Group, which operates the Gibraltar Stock Exchange. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. Let’s face facts: initial coin offerings (ICOs) have done more this year to […]

Dilbert Comic Strips Lampoon Blockchain and Initial Coin Offerings

Dilbert Comic Strips Lampoon Blockchain and Initial Coin Offerings

With the enterprise business world moving closer to launching blockchain-based products and services, it’s no surprise that the popular comic Dilbert would tackle the subject. In the past week, comic artist Scott Adams has put out two strips related to blockchain, including one wherein the […]

Transparent ICOs? Blockchain Projects Prove Value with New Accounting Tech

Transparent ICOs? Blockchain Projects Prove Value with New Accounting Tech

With new initial coin offerings (ICOs) now being announced on an almost daily basis, it’s been challenging for investors to decide where to invest, or what exactly they’re getting for their money. Valuations have largely been determined to date by trust in founders, the white […]

Where SAFT Falls Short

Where SAFT Falls Short

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative.  In this opinion piece, his latest in a weekly series of columns, Casey offers qualified praise for the recently released SAFT framework and makes the case […]