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ShapeShift: Exchange With Less Risk

DOB: August 2014 FOUNDERS: Erik Voorhees WHAT THEY DO: ShapeShift is a web and API platform which provides near-instant Bitcoin and altcoin conversion ...
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Blockchain (in) Education

Employing blockchain in the education sphere is gaining more and more traction, with several innovative and exciting initiatives underway. This ...
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Government Moves

Two seemingly minor yet interesting moves have also been made in recent weeks in the government sector:  First, the General ...
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$100M is the Norm

There have been several investments / capital raises that have surpassed the USD 100 million mark in recent weeks. Coinbase raised ...
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Derivatives on the Horizon

Many investors have struggled with entering the cryptocurrency space due to lack of liquid derivatives markets in which they can ...
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Decred: Hybrid Consensus

DOB: February 8, 2016 FOUNDERS: John Vernaleo, David Hill, Dave Collins, Jake Yocom-Piatt, Alex Yocom-Piatt, Josh Rickmar. The development of Decred was ...
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South Korea Legalizes Bitcoin

South Korea followed Japan in legalizing Bitcoin for international transfers and is working on a framework to regulate trading platforms and exchanges. Read ...
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SEC Makes a Move

The SEC concluded that last summer’s “DAO” offering on the Ethereum network was, in fact, a securities offering and was ...
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Real Estate as a Ripe (and Global) Opportunity

Real estate transactions have been a sought after use case for blockchain for several years. Startup organizations such as REX, ...
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Badmouthing Bitcoin

The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Bloomberg and CNBC picked up on the less-than-positive reviews of Bitcoin as an investment asset by well-known, traditional investment ...
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Bitmain: miner machines

DOB: 2013 FOUNDER: Jihan Wu WHAT THEY DO: Bitmain Technologies (Bitmain) produces high quality and efficient computing chips, high density server equipment, and ...
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Delaware First

Seeking to retain its reputation as the epicenter of corporate law, Delaware’s state legislature passed new regulations last week to ...
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How Blockchain Can Save Food

A safe food supply is critical for everyone.  Developed economies spend significant resources ensuring their food supply is safe, through ...
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How Blockchain Will Disrupt Every Industry

Senior executives from Salesforce have come together to help explain the potential for blockchain for “every industry” – content marketing ...
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Global Cryptocurrency Study Offers Benchmark Data

Cambridge University’s Judge Business School hosts the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, a superb resource for anyone interested in the ...
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Barclays Leading the Charge to Bring Bitcoin into the Banking Fold

Barclays UK leadership is in talks with regulators about blockchain and cryptocurrencies, but is not yet ready to put them ...
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Terrorists and Cryptocurrencies

The use of virtual currencies to fund nefarious activities merits attention from investors and entrepreneurs, specifically the potential for currencies ...
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ResilientGrid

DOB: 2016 FOUNDER: Michael Legatt WHAT THEY DO: ResilientGrid provides an integrated visualization software for control centers that helps operators ...
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BlockIntel In The News: FutureTech Podcast

Blockchain Intel’s Brandon Thomas was featured on FutureTech Podcast’s 14 June show. Give it a listen and learn more about the ...
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Bringing the Poor into the Financial Industry

Two billion people outside of the global banking system are poised to benefit from blockchain technology, especially with the help ...
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Reclaiming Your Digital Identity

  The Decentralized Identity Foundation, with the backing of Microsoft, Accenture, and others, is setting out to place more control ...
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The Blockchain Narrative Is Changing, But It’s Not Yet Mainstream

BLOCK INTEL’S TAKE: The full McKinsey video with Liana Douillet Guzmán is worth a watch. She concisely articulates the possible scope ...
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Blockchain on the Runway, in the Wine Cellar, and in the Medicine Cabinet

PwC’s incubation program to promote blockchain-based business in Asia last month welcomed the Singapore-based company VeChain to its ranks. VeChain, ...
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Waves Platform: Blockchain in a Box

DOB: 2016 FOUNDER: Sasha Ivanov WHAT THEY DO: Essentially, ‘blockchain in a box.’ Waves offers businesses a way to create ...
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Growth of the Digital Asset Class and the Crypto Token Version of an IPO

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are attracting investors, leading to the growth of blockchain assets as their own grouping of alternative ...
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Learning the Lexicon: The Language of Blockchain

The language we use to discuss blockchain and bitcoin is rife with acronyms, pseudonyms, and turns of phrase that can ...
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Getting National Currencies to the Blockchain, Hurdles and Trends

Coinify Co-Founder and CEO Mark Højgaard outlines why and how national currencies are destined for blockchain, albeit with numerous regulatory ...
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MimbleWimble Blockchain Takes on Privacy and Scalability

It is still early days, but the MimbleWimble protocol is on its way to implementation—albeit minimal—via Grin. If you can ...
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Blockchain Can Revolutionize Supply Chain Management

The distributed ledger has the potential to shake up the procurement process and companies are finding ways to integrate it ...
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Keep Your Lawyer: Why Computer Code Can’t Govern

Former General Counsel of the Bitcoin Foundation and Harvard University Fellow Patrick Murck argues that computer code cannot supplant legal ...
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Dubai’s Grand Experiment: Run the City on Blockchain

Dubai, a semiautonomous member of the United Arab Emirates, intends to power its government, business, and financial sectors with blockchain ...
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Decentralized Power: Blockchain Fuels Solar Energy Grid Innovation

Residents in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Park Slope, Gowanus, and Boerum Hill are buying and selling renewable energy through a ...
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