Satoshi Nakamoto’s Real Identity is Probably Known by US Intelligence Agencies It’s not often a journalist in the financial tech arena has cause to contact the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), but this week proved reason enough. Keeping normal business hours, the CIA’s Office of Public Affairs, Washington, D.C.Read More →


Devs are constantly challenged to stay ahead of the game particularly when it comes to protecting security. What’s your prediction for the next big idea in encryption tech we asked our panelists? The eleven best answers are below:   1. Hardware-based whole disk Encryption Hardware-based disk encryption will continue to grow andRead More →


One of the many critiques about Bitcoin is the virtual currency’s troubles offering timely and cost-effective payments. Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin, saw Bitcoin’s future payment issues and took steps by designing a more payments-friendly blockchain. After earning the nickname, ‘SatoshiLite’, Charlie Lee earned a job at Coinbase, theRead More →


The tokens created with cryptocurrencies are fascinating things. We should not really call them currencies because they do much more than exchange value. They aren’t quite commodities either, since they aren’t necessarily consumable or interchangeable. Neither are they properties or equities, since they don’t generate ongoing investment cash flow. Rather,Read More →