• Edward Snowden explains blockchain
    Commentary,  Technology

    Edward Snowden explains blockchain to your mother better than you ever will

    About 18 months ago, the ex-NSA analyst explained blockchain to his lawyer, who calls Snowden, “the clearest, most patient, and least condescending explainer of technology I’ve ever met.”

    “So what is a Bitcoin and what is this blockchain thing that it runs on?”

  • CBInsights funding crypto blockchain fell 30%
    Cryptocurrencies,  Technology

    Funding for crypto and blockchain projects fell 30% last year, report finds

    It isn’t all bad news, according to CBInsights. Projects haven’t dried up entirely, it’s just that each of them is receiving less financing on average

    The CBInsights’ Blockchain Report 2020 reveals that, despite the substantial decline in funding dollars, the number of deals backed by venture capital firms was relatively steady—falling just 2% year on year. To cut a long story short, projects haven’t dried up entirely… it’s just that each of them is receiving less financing on average.

  • KPMG Pulse Fintech blockchain 2019
    Cryptocurrencies

    KPMG: Fintech boom but blockchain bust in 2019

    Despite 30% fewer deals than 2018, the auditing and advisory firm predicts blockchain will ‘remain robust well into 2020’

    Despite an overall blockbuster year for Fintech, there was a blockchain bust, with investment falling substantially in 2019, according to KPMG. Global private investment in blockchain and cryptocurrency dropped from $6.3 billion in 2018 to $4.7 billion last year.

  • Andrew Yang Iowa Democratic caucus blockchain voting
    Politics,  Technology

    Iowa primary debacle could boost blockchain-based voting

    The first Democratic presidential primary fell flat after reporting problems that might have been avoided with blockchain balloting

    A disastrous switchover to an unready-for-primetime app for reporting vote tallies left Iowa's critical, first-in-the-nation caucus results completely unknown amid claims of unspecified “inconsistencies” and chaos.