Four Lessons to Learn From the Ethereum Hard Fork

Someone exploited a code loophole on the Decentralized Anonymous Organization (DAO) and hijacked close to $50 million. It took an Ethereum hard fork to...

Ethereum and Bitcoin – what is the difference?

In what way is Ethereum different to Bitcoin? In the beginning, there was only one blockchain—Bitcoin. In the seven years since its creation, thousands have...

Why Have Bitcoin Micro-Tipping Platforms Failed?

Eight months after ChangeTip launched, Emin Gün Sirer wished it dead. He also asked us all to celebrate its demise when it happened. Sirer is...
Blockchain Could Stop Third Most Lucrative Organized Crime

Blockchain Could Stop Third Most Lucrative Organized Crime

While some media like to focus on Bitcoin's connection with dark markets, the technology could actually make legal markets more secure. For example, it...

Cryptolockers, the latest and greatest threat to you and your business

What is a Cryptolocker? A Cryptolocker is a high-level computer virus, usually circulated in the form of an attachment, disguised to look like an Auspost...

Gig Economy: Could Blockchain Empower Workers?

The global economy has relied on permanent employment as the main source of labor since the industrial revolution of the 19th century. Silicon Valley...
Australia as the innovation and FinTech nation

Bitcoin Benefits from Australia’s Push to be Global FinTech Hub

Starting 1 July 2017, Bitcoin use in Australia will no longer result in double taxation. The government announced the change in its 2017-18 budget...

A Simple Guide to Blockchain Forks

As the adoption of blockchain grows, so does the need to understand the lexicon around it. A fork is a common blockchain technical term...

Popular Blockchain Consensus Mechanisms and How They Work

In centralized systems, an administrator manages the database and decides what files to store and how to update them. The administrator can delegate this...
What Is a Replay Attack and How Does It Affect Bitcoin Users?

What Is a Replay Attack and How Does It Affect Bitcoin Users?

Concerns about replay attacks grow with every eminent hard fork. But what is a replay attack and how does it affect Bitcoin users? As blockchain...