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November 2016
News

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 […]

News

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
News

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 […]

Opinion

Poll Results 2016

The audience of Bitcoin Wednesday is polled regularly to help set priorities that can benefit the sector. Below are the results of the two periodic polls taken for The Bitcoin […]

July 2016
Opinion

Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains in The Gartner Hype Cycle

On February 2016 Louis de Bruin, IBM’s Blockchain Leader Benelux, mentioned that “The cryptocurrency has arrived relatively safe and sound on the Plateau of Productivity of the Gartner Hype Cycle.”  […]

June 2016
News

What The DAO Attack Means in The Netherlands

  The sensational $60 million theft from “The DAO” has sparked a fundamental debate about decentralization. Before I begin, the usual disclaimer: I am not a lawyer.  I do not hold ether […]

May 2016
News

Looking Back: Craig Steven Wright and Vitalik Buterin

It should go on record that Craig Steven Wright’s claim to be Bitcoin’s inventor Satoshi Nakamoto was quickly and solidly rejected by the Bitcoin Core project: “There is currently no […]