There's a bit less trust now needed when developers compile the software at the heart of bitcoin.
NYSE Arca has formally applied to the SEC for a rule change that would let it list shares in a proposed bitcoin trust.
Once you have to trust someone, it really does matter who they are, as Coinbase's recent PR debacle illustrates.
While there is tremendous promise for the tech, blockchain must evolve substantially to meet the unique demands of the internet of things.
Can this radical new technology, blockchain, create the underpinning of a safer, fairer and more prosperous society?
Bitcoin software engineer Jameson Lopp takes a deep and enlightening dive into the unique attributes that make up blockchains.