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Use Case Deep Dive: Insurance Linked Securities —
In this post Casey does a deep dive into an interesting use case for ecosystem applications, resilience bonds.

Crypto 2.0 Musings — Security and Resiliency

I was on a business trip in New York just before Christmas and ended up meeting an old friend of mine, who I have not seen for ages. Naturally we ended up in a pub, with me explaining what this whole blockchain thing is all about over a beer.

Cryptocurrency Exchange Without A Trusted Third Party

It’s a bit rough, but I hope it fosters some discussion. Constructive flames welcome! 1. Alice has Altcoin, but wants Bitcoin. 2. Bob has Bitcoin, but wants Altcoin. How can they exchange cryptocurrencies without a trusted third party?

Suddenly, Mercedes-Benz Buys Bitcoin Company —
The Cointelegraph looks into why Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler has just purchased a Bitcoin company in Europe.

Blockchain’s R-Word (And 3 Other Trends for 2017)

2016 has been a rollercoaster year for those of us following blockchain and distributed ledger tech. Whether it was bitcoin pushing toward $1,000, a consortium of banks open-sourcing software with R3’s Corda, or government and central banks supporting blockchain experimentations, you can’t deny the subject has been everywhere.

Bitcoin: digital gold or digital cash? Both. —
Proponents of Bitcoin as ‘digital cash’ place more emphasis on the accessibility aspect, arguing that its transaction fees should be low, whereas proponents of Bitcoin as ‘digital gold’ are more…

Cryptocurrency Monero Is Skyrocketing Thanks To Darknet Druglords —
As the black market caught on to its anonymity properties, Monero became the fastest growing cryptocurrency of 2016.

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