• Venture capital, grinding everyone's gears (via Shutterstock).
    Technology

    VC investments fall sharply, but blockchain usage rises

    CB Insights predicted start-up funding will drop 60%, but IDC said spending on blockchain implementation will double

    A new report from CB Insights said investments in blockchain technology start-ups have tanked so far in 2019, and could end the year 60% lower than 2018. But the interest in the technology in the corporate world appears to be booming, with Fortune 500 companies investing more time and effort in bringing blockchain projects to fruition.

  • SafePal's hardware wallet (photo by Brendan Sullivan for Modern Consensus).
    Technology

    We tried SafePal crypto wallet and here’s what we think

    We are going to hear a lot more about crypto security in the coming years as Facebook’s Libra gets your mom into crypto. But if your mother can fall for one of those Facebook scams, she can easily lose her Facebook piggy bank. So we’re going to walk you through the SafePal crypto wallet and see if it’s something your mom can use.

  • Many impersonators out there, but there was only one Elvis who could have these IDs (via Pixabay).
    Technology

    Blockchain falling behind as digital ID users grow towards 5 billion

    A report from Juniper Research said blockchain will control no more than 10% of digital identity in five years

    The number of government-issued digital IDs will grow to 5 billion over the next five years, but blockchain-based products are behind the curve and will not be a big part of the solution, according to a new research report.

  • Charley Moore, founder and CEO of Rocket Lawyer.
    Ethereum,  Technology

    Rocket Lawyer’s Charley Moore calls ConsenSys’ Ethereum blockchain legal gamechanger

    In bid to make law more affordable, DIY legal site turns to blockchain

    Rocket Lawyer’s Charley Moore is betting smart contracts can make the law available to the masses. The online legal services firm has created a blockchain-based smart contract platform to make writing, verifying, and making payment on an agreement easy, affordable, and automatic. Think of it as an escrow account run by smart contracts.