Yes, Bitcoin Is A Smart Contract Platform

What is a smart contract? This is a question that, these days, has become impossible to answer without starting the digital equivalent of a bar fight. The minute that term is thrown out in a conversation, most people immediately think “Ethereum,” or “Solana,” or “TRON” or any of these decentralized in name only (DINO) projects … Read more

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Bitcoin And The Internet Are Bringing The End Of Nation States

This article was originally published in Uncharted Territories. It’s 2050. The U.S. government just defaulted on its debt. It’s not meeting its social security payments. Hospitals are going down: they can’t operate without Medicare and Medicaid income. Old people line up outside the hospitals, hospitals don’t service them, they can’t afford it. There’s a run … Read more

How Decentralized Identifiers And Bitcoin Fix The Web

On October 4, 2021, Facebook, along with WhatsApp and Instagram, disappeared from the internet. Their DNS names stopped resolving, and their infrastructure IPs were offline. They were completely disconnected from the internet. At the same time, it was reported that 1.5 billion people allegedly had their personal data stolen from Facebook and posted for sale. … Read more

Bitcoin Fork Undergoes 51% Attack, Settlement Assurances Matter

The below is from a recent edition of the Deep Dive, Bitcoin Magazine‘s premium markets newsletter. To be among the first to receive these insights and other on-chain bitcoin market analysis straight to your inbox, subscribe now. The altcoin Bitcoin SV was 51% attacked earlier this week, and thus arose an opportunity to highlight the … Read more

New Spanish Bill Aims To Foster Digital Transformation But With The Wrong Tools

A new draft bill introduced in Spain by the People’s Party (PP) aims to foster digital transformation by outlining possible innovations, how they should work, who is entitled to develop them, and the entities that should oversee and regulate such developments and activities. The bill, however, is effectively bitcoin-blind and focuses instead on blockchain and … Read more

Crypto Companies Establish Presence, Hire Talent in Ireland

With a friendly attitude towards financial innovation, the Republic of Ireland has become a desired destination for fintech businesses that need unimpeded access to the common European market. Cryptocurrency companies have been opening offices in the EU member state with some well-known players now looking to hire local talent. Major Crypto Companies Set Up European … Read more

Central Bank of Colombia Announces First Blockchain Bond Pilot Program

The Central Bank of Colombia has announced its involvement in the first blockchain bond pilot program in the country, with the participation of the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB) and Davivienda, a private commercial bank. The proof of concept will use the Lacchain blockchain platform developed by the IDB, which will handle the operative part of … Read more