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5 Blockchain Developments Coming in 2018

5 Blockchain Developments Coming in 2018

Peter Loop is associate vice president and senior principal technology architect at Infosys, where he focuses on delivering enterprise cryptocurrency and blockchain ledger technologies, API management and cloud migration of enterprise systems. This article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review opinion series. During the […]

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 […]

Friends Don’t Let Friends Do Bad Crypto

Friends Don’t Let Friends Do Bad Crypto

Dan Elitzer is the blockchain and digital identity lead at IDEO CoLab, an R&D network that explores the impact of emerging tech through cross-industry collaborations. In this opinion piece, Elitzer explains why designing for security requires thinking about platforms beyond one’s own. Recently I met […]

Broken Hash Crash? IOTA’s Price Keeps Dropping on Tech Critique

Broken Hash Crash? IOTA’s Price Keeps Dropping on Tech Critique

The IOTA-U.S. dollar exchange rate (IOT/USD) has plummeted in the last 24 hours following revelations from Boston University and MIT researchers that cryptographic vulnerabilities had led to a patch in the widely touted cryptocurrency’s code. Heralded for its corporate partnerships and unique technology that enables […]

Blockstack Today: 5 Apps Already Being Built on the Decentralized Web

Blockstack Today: 5 Apps Already Being Built on the Decentralized Web

Blockchain architecture startup Blockstack has a vision for a truly free and open internet. It’s a vision built on the idea that users shouldn’t get locked into a particular application, but instead be able to choose from a myriad of applications without sacrificing control. Co-founder […]

Insightful ICO? Telecom Giant Telenor Wants to Disrupt Media with Tokens

Insightful ICO? Telecom Giant Telenor Wants to Disrupt Media with Tokens

A product within telecommunications giant Telenor is hoping the technology behind initial coin offerings (ICOs) can help it disrupt the media business model. Central to the Norway-based firm’s exploration of the tech is its partnership with data distribution startup Hubii, which launched an ICO this week using […]