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The Neoclassical painting “The Death of Socrates”
The Neoclassical painting “The Death of Socrates”
‘The Death of Socrates’ by Jacques Louis David (1787). Courtesy of The Met.

A perfect demonstration of why mass adoption is a while away

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The first two eras of the internet

Conventional currency will one day be regarded as an ancient religion we outgrew

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Billions of dollars in promised funding is failing to reach the world’s poorest countries — but technologists have a fix in mind

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The New New

As marijuana becomes legal across the U.S., small growers will need to innovate to survive

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Students in developing countries and refugees fleeing violence need reliable proof of their identity — and the blockchain might just work

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Trust Issues

Amid vote-hacking fears, election officials are jumping on the crypto bandwagon — but cybersecurity experts are sounding an alarm

“It’s funny because most people don’t know too much…

Trust Issues

To solve our crisis of trust, we must create a system where none is required

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Blockchain technology explained in simple words

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  1. We can trust each other. Rainy or sunny, the loser will give $50 to the winner. If we are friends, this could be a good way of managing it. However, friends or strangers, one can easily not pay the other.
  2. We can turn the…

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