The cool thing about cryptocurrencies is their censorship resistant, bearer instrument-like characteristics. If you get on the wrong side of your bank, or someone that has influence over your bank, you risk having your assets frozen. But if you get on the wrong side of your bank, or someone with influence over your bank, there’s not a whole lot they can do, without access to your private key, to seize your Bitcoin, or to stop you from interacting with the Bitcoin-denominated economy. Cool, it would seem.
Mar 11, 2019
Traded volume on cryptocurrency exchanges is perhaps the best indicator of the health of the space. Volume is a great proxy for the interest in cryptocurrencies. The problem is billions of dollars in volume is faked every day. Several exchanges fake volume to create an illusion of interest in order to lure in more customers. […]
Bumble Bee Foods, the largest branded seafood company in North America, announced Friday that it is using blockchain to trace the journey of yellow-fin tuna “from the Indonesian ocean to the dinner table.” The press release titled “Bumble Bee Foods and SAP Create Blockchain to Track Fresh Fish from Ocean to Table” explained how, thanks […]
Programmer Curtis Yarvin wanted to build a computing platform better suited for the current age of the Internet, a personal cloud server in which data is fully controlled by the owner of the server and no one else. And so in 2002, Yarvin founded Urbit as a personal side project.