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November 2016
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 […]

September 2016
Report

Expense Report Bitcoin Wednesday and Report of Factual Findings

As with any initiative that strives to operate in the public trust, Bitcoin Wednesday is committed to transparency in its expense reporting. The following document is only the first step. […]

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.”  […]

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 […]

October 2015
News

Regulations For Blockchains

The week leading up to the Bitcoin Wednesday conference on 4 November, 2015 will go down as a particularly memorable one: Microsoft announced that it will be offering Ethereum-based apps […]

Opinion

Impressions From Bitcoin Wednesday

Here are some quick notes and impressions from Bitcoin Wednesday on 7 October, 2015. The Marine Terrein is a beautiful location set aside by the city as a center for innovation […]

July 2015
News

Evil Hackers and Bitcoin Anonymity

Evil Hackers A front page story in The New York Times on 26 July 2015 gives readers a glimpse into a dystopian world of online fraud committed by criminal hackers who demand […]

Opinion

Security, Identity and Trust

For what seems like centuries we’ve relied on central authorities like large corporations, banks, security forces and governments, to establish the essential conditions for business transactions: security, identity and trust. […]

October 2015
News

Microsoft Joins the Ethereum Party with ConsenSys

For those keeping track, here’s yet another milestone for how the pace of digital currency innovation is accelerating: Microsoft announced its intention to start accepting Bitcoin in December 2014. Less than […]