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Prediction markets sound crazy. People “bet” on what the future will be, and the reported results end up accurate predicting the future.
Bitcoin is supposed to change how money works, but it may change social systems too. Or so claims ID3 Executive Director and MIT research scientist John H. Clippinger in the latest episode of Epicenter Bitcoin.
Venomous Reddit comments and division may come to mind when you hear the words “blocksize debate”. Yet in the latest episode of Epicenter Bitcoin proof-of-work inventor Adam Back argued technical consensus is still on the table.
Bitcoin never had a clear future, but it looks even cloudier in the midst of the unpleasant, yet weirdly magnetic, blocksize debate.
Ripple has never been a favorite in Bitcoin circles, although it has grabbed the attention of banks and remittance powerhouse Western Union.
Chip Chap, the “e-money converter” app, released a new version that supports worldwide bitcoin purchases via credit card.
Two weeks ago Ethereum launched Frontier, the first live release of the network. And Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin joined the latest Epicenter Bitcoin podcast episode to discuss where the platform is headed next.
Lightning Network is a proposal for an off-blockchain network that would support super-fast transactions and boost Bitcoin scalability.
“The system needs more analysis” might be Dave Hudson's motto as far as Bitcoin mining is concerned. It's not a surprising opinion for an engineer.
What will the Internet look like in 10 years? Or 50? If the Internet's rapid evolution so far is any indication, it won't be the Internet we know today.
Thanks to some proposed tweaks, we could be seeing the Lightning Network a lot sooner than expected.
Senior columnist Michael Casey is leaving his 18-year old seat at the Wall Street Journal to advise the MIT Media Lab's Digital Currency Initiative.
Blockchains without bitcoin? The idea has been swirling around in bitcoin conversations as of late
Code to Inspire just launched an Indiegogo campaign for the first coding center in Afghanistan of women, for women, by women, with the goal of prepping Afghan girls for careers in programming.
Augur, the decentralized prediction market, launched its alpha version on Tuesday
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