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A bit about Bitcoin and the controversial topic of security

Blockchain technologies present opportunities for disruptive innovation. However, they also present controversy, especially with regards to the security of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Released as open source software in 2009,...

By David Warburton - November 6, 2018

Blockchain and smart contracts 101

Technology has substantially impacted the many of the business functions of different companies across various industries, whether it be payroll systems or company intranets. The areas which have remained...

By Jacqueline Watts - October 17, 2018

Is branded coin the next branded card?

Brands have been offering their own credit cards for years. In fact, the first known proprietary cards date back to the 1920s, when they were introduced by a few...

By Frank Weil - October 9, 2018

There is more to the crypto-verse than Bitcoin

Bitcoin is the star of the show. The original cryptocurrency, and the largest by market capitalisation, remains the one that consistently grabs the world’s attention, the scrutiny, the accolades, the...

By Nigel Green - September 27, 2018

Using blockchain and crypto for good

For years, the terms ‘Bitcoin’ and ‘cryptocurrencies’ have become the topic of unfavourable press, accused of being a tool for criminals or minimised to an impractical hobby. These widely...

By Anjuman Rahman - September 16, 2018

How will blockchain tech help first time home buyers?

Supporters of blockchain describe the technology as the biggest change to finance since the foundations for modern banking were established, while others say it will be as transformative as...

By Kai Peeters - August 1, 2018

Telcos size up blockchain opportunities

Blockchain has now hit the mainstream, generating a great deal of hype for its uses in supporting the cryptocurrency boom. The telco industry has taken notice, keen to realise...

By Ravi Palepu - July 24, 2018