Illinois Is Experimenting with Blockchains to Replace Physical Birth Certificates

llinois will soon test a blockchain-like ledger that hopes to give people better control and access to their birth certificate and other identifying documents. While a ledger would be more secure,...

The CDC Wants to Use Blockchain as a Weapon Against Deadly Epidemics

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating how they might use the blockchain to share medical data between organizations across the United States. This could have a profound...

Get Ready for the First Smartphone Designed for the Blockchain Generation

Sirin Labs, the makers of the "luxury" Solarin smartphone, are turning their sights toward the growing blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. Today, they announced plans for a series of decidedly more affordable...

Y Combinator is Helping People Invest in Startups Using Blockchain

Y Combinator is a startup incubator that helps fledgling companies get off the ground. Now, it's looking into ways of using cryptocurrency to give more people the opportunity to invest in...

Finance Exec: Government-Backed Cryptos Would Speed up Blockchain Adoption

Blockchain has the potential to completely transform the way transactions are carried out. To get the most of this potential, states should back their own cryptocurrencies, according to Morgan McKenney, Citi's...

Cryptocurrency Market Just Reached Total Value of $160 Billion

The global cryptocurrency market has exceeded a value of $160 billion for the first time. Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Bitcoin Cash are leading the charge, but this number reflects the enduring strength...

Blockchains: Focusing on bitcoin misses the real revolution in digital trust

In 2008, short of sending a suitcase full of cash, there was essentially just one way for an individual to send money between, say, the United States and Europe. You had...

Quantum Cryptography Explained

  Watch: Quantum Cryptography Explained With recent high-profile security decryption cases, encryption is more important than ever.

Can blockchain technology help poor people around the world?

Big Wall Street companies are using a complicated technology called blockchain to further increase the already lightning-fast speed of international finance. But it’s not just the upper crust of high finance...

Blockchain Technology Has The Power to Let Us Build An Entirely New Internet

Authored by Consensys via Futurism, From the birth of language to the dawn of the Internet, the technologies that push humanity forward allow us to collaborate at new scales. We agree on...

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Understanding Segwit2x

With block 494,784 fast approaching, let's take a look at where the looming Segwit2x fork stands. So, what is Segwit2x? Not everybody was happy with just...

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