A new Ethereum Blockchain based platform called Acorn seeks to create an open, global community and marketplace for crowdfunding- opening it up to new participants such as those living in developing countries. By incorporating P2P smart contract based governance, Acorn plans to supersede the current roster of crowdfunding platforms, and offer a service which will […]


Huge amounts of money are being poured into attempting to resolve institutionalized flaws within government service delivery. As recently as November 2017, the government of the UK committed £20 mln (approximately $27 mln in the US). Just as fintech has emerged as one of the fastest growing modern industrial sectors, it appears that ‘GovTech’ may […]


Using Blockchain to interact with fan communities, celebrities can introduce millions of new users to the crypto industry to further drive the adoption of technology. TokenStars, a decentralized platform built on the Blockchain, aims to connect celebrities with fans and advertisers, and it already counts 15 stars onboard. Supported by celebrity advisors such as world […]


Earlier this January, the global cryptocurrency market exceeded $700 bln, reaching an all-time high in the valuation of all cryptocurrencies combined. Market capitalization amplifies an asset’s value by that asset’s overall amount in circulation. The spike occurred as a result of the increase in the value of more than 1,400 cryptocurrencies in use. Considering the […]


Since early January the PolySwarm IT startup keeps making waves revealing its plans to create the first decentralized marketplace for threat intelligence, where security experts build anti-malware engines that compete to protect users. PolySwarm is powered by the cybersecurity and Blockchain background of its founding and advisory team. PolySwarm’s CEO, Steve Bassi, previously founded Narf […]


Michael J. Casey is chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor of blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. Mark Zuckerberg, worth $71 billion at just 33, has done rather well by Facebook’s centrally managed system. Over the past decade and a half, the social media behemoth’s closed-source algorithm has quietly manipulated its […]


After lurking in investment shadows for a number of years, cryptocurrencies have recently broken out into the mainstream. While Bitcoin hogged most of media attention media and attracted a large portion of newly minted cryptocurrency investors thus far, Blockchain technology has started to garner mainstream interest. Investors in conventional stocks and assets are slowly migrating […]