Beware the impossible smart contract

Ethereum-like smart contracts are on the MultiChain roadmap. The answer I always give is: no, or at least not yet. But in the hype-filled world of blockchains, smart contracts are all the rage, so why ever not? Well, the problem is, while we now know of three strong use cases for permissioned Bitcoin-style blockchains (provenance, inter-company records and lightweight finance), we’re yet to find the equivalent for Ethereum-style smart contracts.

Valyrian Tech Presents Bitcoin Spellbook Project

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Bitcoin blockchain development is an area worth exploring by all kinds of developers, and the Bitcoin Spellbook v0.1 wants to make that process a lot more approachable. Don’t expect any pointy hats and wand-waving, though, as this project is all about combining APIs and web services using the Bitcoin blockchain to create new applications and […]

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BitPay Launches Loadable Visa


BitPay the global merchant processor for Bitcoin announced a Bitcoin debit card during the Consensus event in New York. BitPay CEO Stephen Pair let attendees know about the Bitcoin-loadable Visa that can make point-of-sale (POS) transactions at brick and mortar locations. The card will available for $9.95 for anyone in the United States and loadable […]

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Bitcoin Market OpenBazaar Sweeps 2016 Blockchain Awards

OpenBazaar was the big winner at the 2016 Blockchain Awards, besting the competition in three of the five award categories.

Is Blockchain a Better Payments Rail? Panelists Divided at Consensus 2016

Distributed ledgers are often referred to as a new database technology, but could they come to replace existing payments rails?

Glenn Hutchins: Blockchain is Good, Bitcoin is Important

Silver Lake’s Glenn Hutchins took the stage at Consensus 2016 today to deliver a speech on the power of the bitcoin blockchain.

Blockchain Tech Leaders Debate Satoshi Mystery and Scaling at Consensus 2016

On the first day of the Tech & Policy track of Consensus 2016, there were talks on law enforcement & blockchain and decentralizing existing markets.

Fake Security Conferences

Turns out there are two different conferences with the title International Conference on Cyber Security (ICCS 2016), one real and one fake. Richard Clayton has the story….

BitPay Unveils Bitcoin Debit Card Available in All 50 States

Bitcoin payments firm BitPay unveiled a new bitcoin debit card during a demo session at Consensus 2016 today.

Skepticism Abound: Community Wary of Craig Wright Satoshi Claims

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Bitcoin community sleuths are already attempting to debunk the reported proof that Dr. Craig Wright is the creator of Bitcoin, the face behind the Satoshi Nakamoto moniker. Also read: New Ransomware Strains No Longer Want Your Bitcoin Early this morning the BBC published a report about Dr. Wright, which claimed that he provided “technical proof” […]

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