How Standardizing Blockchain Protocols Will Transform Intellectual Property Management

Blockchain technologies promise a more efficient way to create and maintain shared records of intellectual property rights, benefiting creators, publishers, and distributors alike.

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.

GDPR and Self-Sovereign Identity: What Lies Ahead

GDPR and self-sovereign identity share a lot in common. GDPR regulates “the right to be forgotten” and self-sovereign identity enables it for the decentralized web. So, when and how will these two privacy functions intersect? Self-sovereign and decentralized identity (DID) solutions like Sovrin or Ethereum’s uPort represent innovative opportunities for data ownership that use blockchains…

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.

How Blockchains and Decentralized ID Solutions Flip the Switch on Privacy

In Developing Blockchain Standards for the Decentralized Web, I wrote about 3 core use cases that will help operationalize Web3 in the coming years. Here I explore decentralized identity (DID) solutions and why blockchain interoperability matters. In my next article, I will focus on today’s regulatory landscape and how decentralized IDs are positioned to interoperate with current regulations…

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?