The Tech Entrepreneur Transforming The Way The World Uses Blockchain

The Tech Entrepreneur Transforming The Way The World Uses Blockchain

Gilbert Verdian, founder of Quant NetworkFiona HansonHaving worked for the U.K.’s former Chancellor George Osborne to safeguard the Treasury’s billions after the global financial crisis, Gilbert Verdian’s reputation as a cybersecurity expert earned him the support to set up his own business, Quant Network.From here he developed Overledger, a tech platform designed to aide mass…
Breaking Down Blockchain’s Dramatic Effect on the World

Breaking Down Blockchain’s Dramatic Effect on the World

Blockchain's innovative nature has the ability to put data back in the hands of the people. June 26, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District features Aion Foundation CEO and Founder Matt Spoke, who explains the technology of blockchain as "an open distributed…
US detains Bitcoin fraudster to prevent him from escaping to Canada

US detains Bitcoin fraudster to prevent him from escaping to Canada

A Canadian man alleged to have conned an Oregonian woman out of $230,000 worth of Bitcoin BTC is being held in prison so that he doesn’t flee the US to Canada. US Attorney Quinn Harrington said they were concerned that the perpetrator would flee and then fight extradition. The accused, Karanjit Singh Khatkar, purportedly made…
How to think about the future of digital currency

How to think about the future of digital currency

It’s a common trope that cryptocurrency, digital currency, or digital assets are “disrupting the financial industry” and will usher in a new future of financial inclusion. That’s all well and good, but how can we imagine this future? If you’re interested in tackling questions like this, join us next month at Hard Fork Summit, TNW’s…
North Korea-linked hackers revive cryptocurrency scam to hijack macOS

North Korea-linked hackers revive cryptocurrency scam to hijack macOS

Security researchers have reportedly uncovered another attack from a North Korea-linked hacking group. But on closer inspection it seems to be nothing more than a rehash of the group’s previous exploits. According to research published yesterday, the hacking group, Lazarus, is now using fake cryptocurrency trading software, created by a similarly fake front company, Forbes…
Bitfinex: NYAG cited no authority to demand Tether documents

Bitfinex: NYAG cited no authority to demand Tether documents

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex is dead set on holding on to its documents despite objections from the office of the New York Attorney General (NYAG). Bitfinex, Tether and several other related companies said that a request made by the NYAG with regards to a $900 million inter-company loan should be dismissed, states a letter sent to…
LocalBitcoins sees huge spikes in usage during Hong Kong’s political unrest

LocalBitcoins sees huge spikes in usage during Hong Kong’s political unrest

Interest in Bitcoin, the censorship resistant cryptocurrency, often spikes during times of political or economic unrest. It’s no accident that Satoshi Nakamoto embedded a reference to the financial crisis in Bitcoin‘s genesis block. Indeed, Bitcoin volumes have seen an increase recently, specifically in Hong Kong on peer-to-peer trading site LocalBitcoins, The Block reports. LocalBitcoins reportedly…
BBC’s English language lesson about cryptocurrency isn’t terrible

BBC’s English language lesson about cryptocurrency isn’t terrible

The BBC is helping non-native English speakers sharpen up their cryptocurrency language skills and knowledge with a 6-minute primer on Bitcoin. In today’s episode of BBC Learning English hosts Catherine and Sam discuss cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, and Facebook’s controversial digital currency Libra. If you’re a seasoned Bitcoin boffin, don’t expect to learn anything new. This 6-minute…
Rethinking Blockchain: Should it Have Been Written In Erlang From The Start?

Rethinking Blockchain: Should it Have Been Written In Erlang From The Start?

Tobia Lindhal asserts that Erlang is the perfect programming language—and disciplinary foundation, for building a blockchain. T. Lindahl Under the hood, every blockchain has a mix of different mechanisms to make it work, depending on what programmers believe is the right way to tackle problems. There’s usually no right or wrong solution—there are only better…
Ripple CEO Not Bullish on Facebook’s Ability to Launch Libra Cryptocurrency

Ripple CEO Not Bullish on Facebook’s Ability to Launch Libra Cryptocurrency

Ripple CEO Not Bullish on Facebook’s Ability to Launch Libra Cryptocurrency
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