Getting Ready For A Bitcoin ETF

Today bitcoin futures are available for retail and institutional traders, but U.S. investors have limited options for investing directly in Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Let’s look back at the history of ETFs to see how Bitcoin ETFs could enable U.S. investors to invest directly, and what options are currently available.

Facebook’s Libra vs. Algorand: The Road to Decentralization

“Trust starts with truth and ends with truth.” – Santosh Kalwar Trust is in short supply today. The lack of public trust in governments, institutions, and private companies is taking its toll on society in increasingly costly ways. In many cases, this erosion of trust hinges squarely on technological shortcomings and a distinct lack of…

How Decentralization Can Benefit Your Business: Evaluating Bitcoin, Hyperledger, Algorand, and Elixxir

Centralized services like Facebook, Microsoft, and Yahoo keep all your eggs in one basket. This means that bad actors only need to attack one weak link to compromise all your data. And there are many ways to do it, including DDoS, Man-in-the-Middle, and credential stealing to name a few. Decentralized services keep your data safe and secure by distributing it across many redundant servers with cutting-edge cryptography that ensures your data is complete, immutable, and incorruptible. Of course, there are many degrees of decentralization. In this article, we explore the varieties of decentralization, their history and evolution, and the benefits each decentralized consensus algorithm has to offer your business, NGO, or non-profit.

BEAM and the MimbleWimble Protocol Breathe Life Back into Online Privacy

Developing secure, self-sovereign software that preserves user privacy is urgently needed to restore confidence in the online mainstays we use every day. This is the premise of privacy-focused cryptocurrencies like BEAM.

Blockchain 2019: Making Sense of Uncertainty in the Regulatory and Compliance Landscape

While the high crypto valuations of late 2017 have crashed and we’ve entered into the early stages of our current ‘crypto winter,’ the global fervor for developing innovative blockchain solutions and distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) shows no signs of slowing down. So, what can we expect in 2019? Here are 3 up-and-coming crypto trends jockeying for success within today’s uncertain blockchain landscape.

ICOs, Securities, and Utility Tokens: Getting Ahead of the Compliance Curve

Every day cryptocurrency and blockchain startups in the U.S. face a lingering regulatory question, “how do you fit a square peg in a round hole?” Here I summarize how regulatory uncertainty affects blockchain development, what last week’s SEC commentary means for cryptocurrencies, and explain how decentralized applications are positioned within today’s regulatory landscape.

Developing Blockchain Standards for the Decentralized Web

While the volume, variety and promise of decentralized projects has surged since 2009, the current status of Blockchain ISOs leaves mainstream development open ended. Here are 3 core use cases that I believe will help operationalize Blockchains and Web3 (the decentralized web) in years to come. What use cases do you have your eye on?