Two extremes in blockchain-sphere illustrate current state

How do you know how well an industry/technology/product/.. does? One way to check is to find out the two contextual (from economic, technological, social, ...other perspectives) extremes of that industry/technology/product/... Let's have a go at Bitcoin/blockchain. If you go to Etherscan, click on top menu item Tokens and then View Tokens, and if you search … Continue reading Two extremes in blockchain-sphere illustrate current state

Survival of blockchain and Ethereum vs. alternatives

As outlined in my previous post, blockchain faces number of fundamental - technological, cultural, and business - issues before it becomes mainstream. However, potential of blockchain, especially if it were coupled with AI, cannot be ignored. The potent combination of blockchain and AI  can revolutionise healthcare, science, government, autonomous driving, financial services, and a number of … Continue reading Survival of blockchain and Ethereum vs. alternatives

Bitcoin and blockchain demystified: basics and challenges

Bitcoin, blockchain, Ethereum, gas, ... A new breed of snake oil purveyors are peddling “blockchain” as the magic sauce that will power all the world’s financial transactions and unlock the great decentralised database in the sky. But what exactly are bitcoin and blockchain? Bitcoin is a system for electronic transactions that don't rely on a … Continue reading Bitcoin and blockchain demystified: basics and challenges

Blockchain + AI = ?

What happens when two major technological trends see an synergy or overlap in usage or co-development? We have blockchain's promise of near-frictionless value exchange and AI’s ability to conduct analysis of massive amounts of data. The joining of the two could mark the beginning of an entirely new paradigm. We can maximize security while remaining … Continue reading Blockchain + AI = ?