Interview

Bisq Co-Founder Chris Beams: There’s a Fundamental and Ultimately Fatal Flaw In the Centralized Cryptocurrency Exchange Model

In the light of the recent Coincheck hack which resulted in theft of over $500 million in NEM (XEM) cryptocurrency, the ongoing debate on the importance of decentralized solutions is taking another turn highlighting issues such as the vulnerability of ‘traditional’ centralized platforms and users having to sacrifice the control of their private keys in […]

Bitrefill CEO Sergej Kotliar: Bitcoin’s Future is Very Bright

Sweden-based bitcoin startup Bitrefill focused on topping up mobile phone accounts and selling gift cards has garnered some attention from the community in the recent months after implementing some innovative solutions.

Bitcoin on Baltic: HodlHodl Founders on Latvia’s First Bitcoin Conference and Their Platform Launch

November 25-26 Latvia’s capital of Riga hosted its first international bitcoin conference Baltic Honeybadger 2017.

WAX: Tokenization and Use of Smart Contracts in Gaming Industry Are Inevitable

Videogames are amongst the most rapidly developing markets of our time. The multi-billion eSports industry has already attracted such giants as ESPN and Disney. The audience of eSports events is expected to reach 600 million people in a few years.

The Crypto Anarchist View: Smuggler and Frank Braun on Privacy and Importance of Decentralization

Today the future of Bitcoin is among the most widely discussed topics in the cryptocommunity. However, the fierce debate induced by hard forks and block size disagreements seem to have put other important aspects of cryptocurrency, like user privacy, to the back burner. The issue of personal privacy, though important, is but a part of […]

Adam Back on Bitcoin Scalability, the Dangers of SegWit2x, and the Future of the Sidechain Technology

SegWit2x, a Bitcoin hardfork expected to become effective this November, is among the most talked-about and somewhat disputable matters in the community. ForkLog talked with Adam Back, the CEO of Blockstream and one of the world’s leading Bitcoin developers, to find out what’s that dangerous about it, and how to prepare yourself for that.

Alexander Shulgin: Useful Mining for a Wise Future

The word ‘mining’ is at its peak of popularity these days, while the process of cryptocurrency minting has reached both government-owned facilities and privacy of individual homes. Still, there are some features of mining that are unknown to the general public. One of them is smart computation that can become useful in the future. ForkLog […]

Cindicator: Hybrid Intelligence Will Replace Venture Investment Funds

Cindicator could pass as a yet another prediction market, however, on closer look it becomes clear it’s not one.

Exclusive: Makoto Takemiya of Soramitsu on the State of Affairs in Japan’s Bitcoin and Blockchain Industry

Summer 2017 was hot in every sense of the word. Aside from the drama that resolved with bitcoin hardforking into two, there were several major conferences and other events like Hyperledger Hackfest in Odessa DataArt center. There, renowned speakers shared their experience of work in blockchain projects, and held several coding practice sessions.

Berkeley Blockchain Event Hosts Say Security of Blockchain Solutions Is Paid Too Little Attention

On October 2 and 3, 2017, Berkeley (CA) will host Crypto Economics Security Conference 2017, an event hosted by Blockchain at Berkeley in the University of California. The conference will focus on the issues of security in various blockchain systems.

Russia’s Bitcoin Advocate Says There Is No Sense to Adopt Cryptocurrency Legislation that Would Hinder Businesses

This spring an interdepartmental working group on cryptocurrencies in Russia has started working on a bill that would legalize cryptocurrencies in the country. There are numerous rumors and talks concerning this paper, however, nobody actually has any reliable and systematic information in this regard.

Vlad Zamfir on Proof-of-Stake and Ethereum’s Challenges

Vlad Zamfir, a researcher and developer at the Ethereum Foundation, recently visited Odessa, Ukraine to take part in Blockchain Incredible Party (BIP 001), a major conference hosted by Distributed Lab.