How the Blockchain May Support and Facilitate Community Governance


*+-Bitcoin was the first decentralized cryptocurrency that operate independently of any government or central bank. But the really interesting thing about Bitcoin is not the currency itself, rather than the underlying technology, the blockchain: a decentralized public ledger that relies on cryptography to ensure that every transaction is valid. As a secure and distributed datastore,… Read more »

The Blockchain and Mobile Money for Agriculture in Developing Countries?

Lee Babcock300

*+-Many compare the emergence of the decentralized blockchain payments system to the emergence of the internet. While there were those who predicted the collapse of the internet there have been others who predict the collapse of the world’s first decentralized payments infrastructure. Fortunately, there has not been any US federal crackdown but instead a cautious… Read more »

What happened last night on the Blockchain? And why is it important?

Dan Mcardle

*+-Yesterday evening, Ryan Selkis moderated a discussion with Michael Casey and Paul Vigna, about their new book, The Age of Cryptocurrency, at the Bitcoin Center in New York. I attended the event and, while it was taking place, embedded the existence of the book onto the Bitcoin blockchain. Many people came up to me afterwards… Read more »

Oscar Darmawan of Indonesia’s Leading Bitcoin Exchange Compares the Adoption of the Blockchain to Democratization


*+-As part of the Digital Currency Council’s Continuing Education partnership with Inside Bitcoins, the DCC’s Director of Curriculum, Dan McArdle, has had the opportunity to interview the thought leaders that will be speaking at Inside Bitcoins Singapore on January 29-30. Today, we share insights from Oscar Darmawan, Co-Founder and CEO of in Indonesia. Dan: Tell us… Read more »

The Block Chain’s Next Frontier: Smart Contracts

Richa Jain

*+-There is much, much more to Bitcoin’s underlying protocol – the block chain – than is apparent at first glance. The digital currency could potentially change the way the world operates – and not just by challenging existing financial systems and decentralizing monetary transactions. Bitcoin evolved from the vision of enabling peer-to-peer transactions, without the… Read more »