Endowments suggest that regulation impedes institutional crypto investment

Arguably one of the most important problems of the young cryptocurrency space has been the relative absence of major institutional investors from the crypto...

Deep dive into Algorand, part 1: Algorand’s consensus mechanism

On April 16, Algorand announced the launch of its first public testnet. Algorand is a much anticipated blockchain whose main architect is MIT professor...

How useful have Bitcoin and other cryptos been in Venezuela?

Most people who have heard about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies associate them with anything but humanitarian relief, yet, that is exactly what...

Can Polkadot’s on-chain governance be a major issue for DApps?

Polkadot is a promising and highly innovative project by Parity Technologies aiming at creating a framework for interoperable blockchains. As Parity is...

The ProgPOW vote and the feasibility of voting-based blockchain governance

While it appears that the majority of the Etrereum community has not been paying too much attention to the issue, the vocal...

Security tokens: neither an immediate bonanza, nor a fluke

With the stagnation, if not an outright crash of the ICO market in 2018, the focus of hype in the blockchain space...

Loom brings staking to the second layer and what does it mean for scalability?

Yesterday, Loom Network, a project aimed at providing layer 2 scaling solutions for Ethereum-based applications, especially games, has enabled staking on its...

Crypto may already be benefiting the poorer countries the most

One of the central and deeply counter-intuitive facts about innovation has been, that, despite benefiting almost everyone (especially over the long stretches...

Questions answered on Ethereum 2.0

The Ethereum research team working on the so-called Ethereum 2.0 (also called Serenity), a thoroughgoing update of the platform that will introduce...

Is the ICO really dead?

Given the collapsing ICO raises in the late 2018, it is no surprise that the prevailing tone in the commentary has been...
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