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9 Must-Watch Talks at Ethereum’s Big Developer Event

    The world’s second largest blockchain network is set to host its annual developer conference this week. To be held in Shanghai, Devcon2 is expected to draw upwards of 700 attendees, with a lineup featuring many notable developers of the smart contract blockchain. On hand for talks and panels …

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Smart Contracts Report

Smart Contracts Report A deep dive into how blockchain technology is enabling a new wave of innovation in financial contracts. Executive Summary Heralded as a technology that could do everything from replace traditional house keys to complex financial agreements, cryptographic smart contracts have captured imaginations in the bitcoin and blockchain …

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Understanding Ethereum

Understanding Ethereum One of the most prominent next-generation blockchain platforms, this report features an overview of its expanding community and evolving open-source technology. Executive Summary Our Ethereum research report dives deep into what is often seen as one of the most exciting blockchain projects in technology today. You’ll find many fascinating aspects of …

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Banks and the Blockchain Report

Buy for $399.00 Executive Summary Most emerging technologies begin as niche offerings, with a specific user base in mind. Over time, they expand and become more widely adopted, often disrupting industries as they go. The Internet Protocol (IP), which underpins the Internet and the modern web, is a good example …

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Trade Finance and Supply Chains Report

Trade Finance and Supply Chains Report The long-static global supply chain may have finally met its disruptive match in the form of blockchain and distributed ledger tech. In this report, we explore how enterprising innovators and the world’s largest companies are investigating its potential. Executive Summary Not just an incremental …

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What can you buy with Bitcoin

This year has been something of a watershed, with a number of merchants – some of them retail giants with billions of dollars in revenue – deciding to accept bitcoin in exchange for goods and services. Many of them are online e-commerce sites, but an increasing number of bricks-and-mortar stores are also now accepting …

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Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?

  While we may not know who he (or she) was, we know what he did. Satoshi Nakamoto was the inventor of the bitcoin protocol, publishing a paper via the Cryptography Mailing List in November 2008. He then released the first version of the bitcoin software client in 2009, and …

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How bitcoin mining works

In traditional fiat money systems, governments simply print more money when they need to. But in bitcoin, money isn’t printed at all – it is discovered. Computers around the world ‘mine’ for coins by competing with each other. How does mining take place? People are sending bitcoins to each other …

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How to Store Your Bitcoins

Bitcoin wallets store the private keys that you need to access a bitcoin address and spend your funds. They come in different forms, designed for different types of device. You can even use paper storage to avoid having them on a computer at all. Of course, it is very important …

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How can I buy bitcoins?

  OK, so you’ve learned the basics about bitcoin, the next step is to get some bitcoins. But how? This guide will tell you what you need to know. You can buy bitcoins from either exchanges, or directly from other people via marketplaces. You can pay for them in a …

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How do Bitcoin Transactions Work?

Bitcoin transactions are sent from and to electronic bitcoin wallets, and are digitally signed for security. Everyone on the network knows about a transaction, and the history of a transaction can be traced back to the point where the bitcoins were produced. Holding onto bitcoins is great if you’re a …

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What is bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a form of digital currency, created and held electronically. No one controls it. Bitcoins aren’t printed, like dollars or euros – they’re produced by people, and increasingly businesses, running computers all around the world, using software that solves mathematical problems. It’s the first example of a growing category …

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Why Use Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a relatively new form of currency that is just beginning to hit the mainstream, but many people still don’t understand why they should make the effort to use it. Why use bitcoin? Here are 10 good reasons why it’s worth taking the time to get involved in this …

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Building the Foundations for a Scalable Ethereum Community

Josh Stark is head of operations and legal at Ledger Labs, a blockchain consulting firm and development group. In this opinion piece, Stark discusses the nature of blockchain communities, indicating that he believes current “problems” in blockchain governance may need to be better observed before they can be understood. Recent …

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The Stolen DAO Funds Are On the Move

More than $5m worth of digital currency associated with the attack on The DAO is on the move. Identified via an analysis of the ethereum classic blockchain, the finding comes courtesy of data analyst Bok Khoo. Founder of New Zealand-based Bok Consulting, Khoo’s work shows that 3.6m classic ethers were …

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