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March 2018
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AI and Mass Surveillance

Stephen Hawking said AI “could spell the end of the human race.” Elon Musk called it “humanity’s biggest existential threat” and warned that it would be more dangerous than nuclear…

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SEC Cracks Down

Imagine a world in which all your video game points, your chat messages, social media likes and Kickstarter fundraisers would have to be regulated by financial authorities… At the end…

November 2016
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Governance and the Blockchain : The Final Frontier

Climate change, economy, unemployment, immigration, regulatory capture and so many other of the world’s greatest problems, consistently frustrate the efforts of national governments and politicians.  It seems they can no…

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NSA / GCHQ Tapped Security System Designed By Mike Hearn

Between 2010 and 2013 former Bitcoin developer Mike Hearn, then a tech lead at Google’s offices in Zurich, Switzerland, designed a security system that was later tapped by the NSA and…

October 2016
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Why Segregated Witness Matters

At first no one wanted it: In July 2010 a single bitcoin could be bought for just 4 euro cents — if you even knew what it was let alone…

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Bitcoin Wednesday is also Blockchain Wednesday

Bitcoin Wednesday has always been Blockchain Wednesday.  Since its genesis in 2013, Bitcoin Wednesday has been all about the blockchain.  What is new is that the domain name BlockchainWednesday.co now…

June 2016
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The Blockchain Education Network in The Netherlands

During Bitcoin Wednesday’s 3rd Anniversary celebration on 6 July 2016, Dean Masley will present the Blockchain Education Network (BEN), an association of student blockchain groups representing more than 150 colleges…