By Yatu Yoga ::Blockchain Anthropologist exploring the Blockchain, Fintech, and Crypto space :: PHD Researcher at Golsmiths College, London----The origin story of Coinscrum begins in September 2012, with five guys tentatively meeting up at a pub called the Cleveland Arms to discuss Bitcoin, the dominant...

By Oscar Pacey :: Network Economies Adviser at Tranquility Node----We're early adopters, which must mean the tech doesn't do what we want it to do yet. Bitcoin isn't a currency...

Written by: Jack du Rose For the last fortnight, we, the Ethereum community, have been creating “The DAO”.We’re at ~$130M right now (subject to the price of Ether), and that I’m sure will jump substantially before the creation period ends.For the uninitiated, “The DAO” is, in...

Craig Wright has just outed himself as the leader of the Satoshi Nakamoto team.I confirm that this is true, both from direct knowledge and a base of evidence. CARS.In an article on the Economist, Craig credited the late Dave Kleiman as member of the team....

Written and Filmed by: Tomer Kantor In the last while, Bitcoin and Kenya, have been making the headlines (again), in Western media.First, it was Bitpesa, a Bitcoin digital exchange platform that got blocked by Safaricom. The reason Safaricom and their product Mpesa is so important to...

Financial cryptography is what we sometimes call the space between finance and cryptography, which is a pretty big spectrum. But fun and exciting nonetheless! There is a lot of prior work, extending back to the 1980s, and a lot of different threads.Following is a list...

(part 2 in a series on the impact of the Bitcoin thing. Cheater's tip - the tl;dr is at the bottom.  Part 1. Part 3.)An under-appreciated but perhaps even more interesting thing that Satoshi Nakamoto achieved is this: Bitcoin has coalesced the financial cryptography community - and...

(part 1 in a series on the impact of the Satoshi's invention.  Part 2., Part 3.)There are several things that Bitcoin achieved - the money, and the invention of the blockchain being the obvious ones that people talk about. But it is in the process of...

(Editor's note.  This is part 0 in a series of posts within a grander plan  Part 1. Part 2. Part 3.)Satoshi Nakamoto drew from the history of cryptocurrencies since David Chaum’s seminal blinding formula in the 1980s.  He postulated that the flaw with existing approaches to cryptocurrencies...

The world is full of opinion. The internet has made this abundantly clear. We sometimes treat this as a revelation: “who does this obanana think he is, the president of America?” and other stupid comments are somehow treated as top news stories, even though they...

Originally posted in: CryptonomicsDavid Andolfatto, Vice President of the St Louis Fed, published a most interesting post yesterday Fedcoin: On the Desirability of a Government Cryptocurrency. Andolfatto’s post is itself in reference to JP Koning’s Fedcoin piece of last October. Back then, I wrote a...