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