Civil unrest: How a blockchain-based journalism startup bumbled its launch

Enlarge / Civil CEO Matthew Iles, as seen in this promo video. (credit: Freethink / YouTube) In March 2018, Matthew Iles—the head of Civil, an ambitious blockchain-for-journalism startup—stood in a tiny New York conference room with a few colleagues seated around him. Wearing a peach-colored sweater, Iles looked up at a mounted camera to speak […]

A primer on blockchain-based versions of central-bank money

BITCOIN, Ethereum, XRP, Stellar, Cardano: the infant world of cryptocurrencies is already mind-bogglingly crowded. Amid the cacophony of blockchain-based would-be substitutes for official currencies, central banks from Singapore to Sweden have been pondering whether they should issue digital versions of their own money, too. None is about to do so, but a report prepared by […]

Kasko2Go uses military-grade tech to drive its blockchain-based car insurance

EXCLUSIVE: Insurance is one industry that’s being disrupted by blockchain technology on a near-weekly basis. The latest entrant? Kasko2Go — a blockchain technology-based car insurance startup with a unique trick up its sleeve: military-grade anti-fraud technology that the company says goes way beyond insurance fraud detection. “Our anti-fraud system is based on a platform called […]

Australia will soon have a blockchain-based stock exchange

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) will soon be the first mainstream financial market to adopt blockchain technology. Blockchain is the underlying system that allows Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies to be traded in a decentralized manner. It revolves around a ledger, or database, that is continuously updated and accessible to the public. Many users, or […]

GameCredits takes on Apple and Google with its blockchain-based app store

Cryptocurrency has the potential to disrupt many industries, and a startup called GameCredits hopes to use it to disrupt the mobile app store duopoly of Apple and Google. Its motto is “In games we trust.” GameCredits is creating a blockchain-based app store that will be an alternative place where mobile game developers can sell their […]

How blockchain-based apps and sites resist DDoS attacks

GUEST: Sometimes, truth is stranger than fiction! The recent Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks on Final Fantasy XIV’s gaming platform are quite surreal, yet a timely signpost of where things are heading. Using traditional cyber security technology, we are playing “whack a mole” against the ever-changing DDoS attacks. We live in an age where DDoS attacks […]

Token.FM, First Blockchain-Based Direct-to-Fan Music Platform, to Launch Initial Trial in May, Opens Series A Round

PRESS RELEASE: NAPA VALLEY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 18, 2017– Blockchain, Bitcoin, and token solutions company Tokenly announced today that it will launch its initial trial of Blockchain-based music service token.FM in early May and open a Series A round. token.FM is a direct-to-fan platform, the first to leverage Blockchain technology to address existing media challenges and […]