I use the term“Crypto” to describe the totality of what’s now possible via the “technologies” blockchain, cryptocurrency, smart contracts and decentralization. On June 29th, 2017, I saw the “Crypto Light”, by which I mean, one instant I saw the world one way, and in the next instant, my whole view of the world changed. One […]
About four months ago, during a conference call I held with four crypto thought leaders, I saw the Crypto light. Some refer to the light as Decentralization. Others call it Blockchain. I refer to it as Crypto. The Crypto light is so shiny, so luminous, I can’t divert my eyes. Over the last four months, I’ve met […]
Lou Kerner postures on why Bitcoin is not in a bubble by drawing a comparison to Amazon from a historical perspective.
It was an epic week in cryptoland, highlighted by the rapid rise in the value of Bitcoin Cash and the innovative and successful ICO of Ox, a decentralized crypto exchange. The total market cap of cryptocurrency tracked by CoinMarketCap stands at $145B, up $5B for the week (thanks Bitcoin Cash). All great stuff, but noise in the long run. What’s […]
While you may have heard about Bitcoin, you may not realize that this alternative form of payment could benefit your business. In first describing how this cryptocurrency works for payments, it’s very easy to get started with an account and integrate it into your accepted forms of payment. Bitcoin walks you through the very short […]
Last summer, JPMorgan Chase lost over 80 million customer records. In 2013, Target lost over 40 million records. These two cyber-attacks alone amount to a stunning 1.2 billion passwords lost. So what can be done to prevent situations like these? Rivetz proposes a shift to a model where the users leverage their collection of devices. Not […]
It has been said that Bitcoin transactions are completely secure and, usually, relatively quick. But, what’s going on under the hood? How exactly do the transactions work? This infographic does a terrific job of explaining. Essentially, each Bitcoin transaction takes place between two wallets. Each of these wallets has a public addresses, which can be […]
In the startup world you can barely go a few hours without hearing someone blurt out jargon. Sometimes this jargon can be legitimate as when a well-funded company is negotiating terms of their latest investment, but just as frequent is the use of fancy terms like vestment schedules, contract waterfalls/cliffs, etc. by individuals who do […]
There have been a number of high-profile hacks recently, evidently demonstrating that hiding and using secrest on the Internet is still really difficult. From the $5 million in bitcoin lost at Bitstamp to the Sony hack, it is clear that a new approach to the problem is required. Recently, I was at CES, and the […]
The price of bitcoin isn’t the only thing about the virtual currency that is going through the roof.
U.S. officials dealt a blow to the fledgling digital currency called Bitcoin, freezing an account that is tied to the largest Bitcoin exchange just months after regulators warned that such entities should follow traditional rules on money laundering.