Kyle Torpey

Kyle Torpey

Kyle Torpey is a freelance writer and researcher who has been following Bitcoin since 2011. His work has been featured in VICE Motherboard, Business Insider, NASDAQ, New York Post,The Next Web, American Banker, and other media outlets. You can view all his work at kyletorpey.com or sign up for his personal newsletter.

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Microwork.io Uses Smart Contracts to Coordinate Small Tasks Worldwide

While the Internet has allowed people all around the world to find freelance work at the click of a button, it also has created a situation where these online workers are sometimes exploited or simply not paid for their work. Microwork.io is a startup that plans to put power back into the hands of the […]

Kyle Torpey
May 7, 2015

Ripple Labs Fined $700,000 by FinCEN, Will Institute Transaction Monitoring Across Ripple Protocol

Earlier today, Ripple Labs Inc. was fined $700,000 for “willfully violating several requirements of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA).” The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) stated that the company issued its own currency (XRP) and failed to implement adequate anti-money laundering measures, in addition to operating as a money services business without the proper authorization […]

Kyle Torpey
May 6, 2015

Netki Wants to Replace Bitcoin Addresses with Wallet Names

One of the main issues that has slowed the adoption of Bitcoin as a currency and payment system has been the complexity of Bitcoin addresses. The blockchain lacks the human-friendly names normally found with websites and email addresses, which can make sending payments a rather cumbersome process. Netki wants to help people move away from […]

Kyle Torpey
Apr 22, 2015