David Hollerith

David Hollerith

David Hollerith works in editorial for BTC Inc. He covers topics in healthcare, technology, travel and culture. He holds bitcoin and ether.

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This Blockchain-Powered Platform Aims to Disrupt the Esport Gambling Industry

Esports wagering is a large — and growing — global industry at the intersection between gambling, technology and entertainment. In their 2017 Global Esports Markets Report, Newzoo found that China and North America will generate $362 million during 2017, or 52 percent of global esports industry’s revenue. If the esports industry continues on the same growth […]

David Hollerith
Oct 19, 2017

India Trials a Power Grid on the Blockchain to Incentivize Sustainable Energy

Access to reliable energy is the foundation of economic development and human society. Yet reliable energy can come at a steep environmental cost. Today’s energy systems are being rapidly reexamined and transformed by both private businesses and public organizations. Innovation coupled with changing policy and consumer demands has prompted The World Economic Forum’s System Initiative […]

David Hollerith
Oct 10, 2017

South Korea’s ICO Ban: A Reaction to “Serious Concerns” Over Cryptocurrency Investment Practices

The South Korean Financial Services Commission (FSC) has announced it will ban all forms of initial coin offerings (ICOs). After a meeting to discuss virtual currency control, the vice-chairman of financial affairs, Kim Yong-bum, made this comment as part of an official statement: “We expressed a serious concern that the recent inflow of funds into […]

David Hollerith
Oct 2, 2017

Get Your Wages in Cryptocurrencies: Bitwage Expands to the U.K.

It’s getting easier all the time to be paid in cryptocurrency. As of Monday, July 3, Bitwage, the Bitcoin payroll and international wage payment service, announced that it is launching services in the U.K. While there might be irony given that earlier this year Bitwage also announced it would offer European Union (EU) IBAN numbers […]

David Hollerith
Jul 6, 2017

This Hackathon Winner Can Help Pass On Your Bitcoins After You Die

First place at the Distributed: Markets hackathon was taken this year by Tom Nguyen for his project, Dead Man’s Block. Named after the dead man’s switch, Dead Man’s Block is a decentralized fail-safe trigger that releases digital wills to designated beneficiaries. Here’s the way it works: The owner must check in periodically, based on a […]

David Hollerith
Mar 2, 2017