Expanded Blockchain Uses

A lot of information about blockchain focuses on it as the underlying technology for cryptocurrency, but there are some other really useful implementations that go beyond currency. Bloomberg Businessweek ran an article describing the Ripple business model.  While Ripple has created its own cryptocurrency XRP, the company is actually much more successful with its payment

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Bitcoin and Energy Consumption

In the last few months I feel like that there is no shortage of news and interest in cryptocurrencies.  Despite this news avalanche on virtual currencies, a very unique take on Bitcoin appeared in the New York Times highlighting the extreme amount of energy that it takes to mine a single bitcoin.  Several analysts in

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Blockchain and Government

A lot of my friends lately have been showing a keen interest in virtual currencies and my defacto response is that it is following a typical bubble pattern. I do think that the speculation on and proliferation of bitcoin and its variants is a dangerous short-term trend, but I also believe that there is a

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Anti Virus Software

Today an article in the New York Times outlines how a company like Kaspersky Labs can leverage its antivirus software to potentially siphon files off your computer and feed them to an intelligence agency. Granted this does not indicate that all antivirus software or even Kaspersky is performing this action, but it is definitely disconcerting

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