Unlike money in the bank, cryptocurrency can't be unilaterally seized by governments, clawing back a modicum of power for the individual.
It's going to be a stressful month for bitcoin, but in the big picture, breakups can be healthy for the ecosystem – and possibly for society.
21 Inc, once a maker of bitcoin mining hardware, is rebranding to emphasize its recent focus on using digital currency to power a social network.
The Amentum team includes veterans of blockchain startups Purse.io and Chain – but also a private equity investor and a former construction manager.
In their first public appearance since Tezos' governance issues made headlines, Kathleen and Arthur Breitman projected confidence in the ICO project.
Blockchain startup Civic is to provide identity verifying services for wallets used to store the U.K. Royal Mint's gold-backed cryptocurrency.
Benjamin Lawsky, the former regulator behind New York's BitLicense, warned that recent ICO excesses could bring a hammer down on the entire industry.
Abra founder Bill Barhydt now envisions that bitcoin micropayments and smart contracts, combined with IoT, can underpin a new type of consumer credit.
While it sees potential for distributed ledgers in supporting its mission, the Gates Foundation also notes limitations to the technology.
The investor services firm worked with Natixis and Societe Generale on the pilot, which was based on the Hyperledger Fabric codebase.