‘Blockchain’ May Fail Banks, But Open Software Won’t

Pavel Kravchenko is a decentralized systems expert, public speaker and the founder of Distributed Lab, a startup dedicated to bringing open-source blockchain to the financial sector. In this CoinDesk 2016 in Review special feature, Kravchenko offers a rebuttal to an opinion piece by Ferdinando Ametrano, titled...
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The DTCC, SWIFT and Blockchain’s 2017 Tipping Point

Noelle Acheson is a 10-year veteran of company analysis, corporate finance and fund management, and a member of CoinDesk’s product team. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday, exclusively to our subscribers. We caught a glimpse last week of how...
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Bitcoin: This is Not the Same as 2013

Chris Burniske is blockchain products lead at ARK Invest, an investment manager focused on disruptive innovation and co-author of the new white paper, “Bitcoin, a New Asset Class“. In this CoinDesk opinion piece, Burniske pushes back on the mainstream media, arguing that the idea bitcoin...
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Why Blockchain Will Trump Populism

Jens Albers is a humanitarian filmmaker and the co-founder of chain2change, a blockchain startup seeking to reinvent charitable giving. In this CoinDesk opinion piece, Albers examines how he believes the rise of populism in politics could be undone by blockchain technology. At a time when...
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The Two Topics in Law and Blockchain

Josh Stark is a lawyer and head of operations and legal at Ledger Labs, a blockchain consultancy based in Toronto. In this CoinDesk Op-Ed, Stark argues that the field of “law and blockchain” encompasses two distinct topics: the application of law to the technology, and...
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