A derivatives exchange where fiat currencies are backed by crypto, and every trade is its own atomic contract? Bitsonline spoke to Patrick Dugan, founder of the decentralized derivatives exchange TradeLayer, about settling trades on-chain and eliminating the need for exchanges to actually hold the assets they trade (custodial risk). Also see: Former CEO of Mt. Gox Lands … [Read more...] about Why Decentralized Derivatives Mean Freedom, With Patrick Dugan of TradeLayer
MFC is a currency proposed as the internal token of the "Freeland" – a democratic decentralized virtual state. Its goal is to create a society with transparent democracy: where people can create proposals, vote for other people, exchange goods, use smart-contracts ... all using their own MFC blockchain. Also see: Barclays Bewilders Investors with Baffling ‘Bitcoin Infection’ … [Read more...] about A New Russian Cryptocurrency MFC: What Is This?
"We just want to build money and technologies that will enable all kinds of cool stuff in the future." That's the plan for Antony Zegers, the Bitcoin Unlimited developer who was instrumental in founding the Satoshi's Vision conference. The event actually started two years ago as a forum for presenting alternate visions for Bitcoin. But that was before the hard fork... Also … [Read more...] about Antony Zegers of Bitcoin Unlimited: Let’s Focus on the Technology of BTC Again
HUMOR: Mikeinspace and Bitcoin Car Talk are back! This week's special guest is crypto investor and commentator Ari Paul, although we're not sure exactly which is which. You see, they kind of look similar to us. It's the same prosopagnosia that once caused us to mix up Vinny Lingham and Vitalik Buterin, with hilarious results. But that's another story for another time. Also … [Read more...] about ‘Bitcoin Car Talk’ Speaks to Ari Paul of BlockTower Capital… We Think
Even Bitcoin Cash will face scaling issues someday if it becomes as popular as its proponents want -- but there are ways to deal with that at every layer of the protocol, even the network layer, says Cornell University Computer Science professor Emin Gün Sirer. Also see: Bitcoin Cash Gives Devs More Freedom, Say Bitcoin Unlimited’s Andrew Stone and Peter Rizun Join … [Read more...] about How to Scale Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies at the Network Layer, With Emin Gün Sirer