ICOs: Prudence rather than blind faith is advised

Last week, around 400 ICOs were announced. In the last quarter, more than $1.5bn was raised by projects accepting payment primarily (or exclusively) in cryptocurrency and handing out a token in return. The cottage industry around this new vehicle has grown...

Blockchain: The dawn of an industrial evolution?

“Blockchain will streamline procedures across many industries, reducing monetary and temporal costs, and as such, will become a foundational and fundamental pillar of Industry 4.0.” The above is one of series of striking statements from a thought piece by...

Bitcoin worried by new rivals entering market

The Scaling Bitcoin conference has acknowledged that devotees of the world’s most famous cryptocurrency are now competing with a wide array of rivals. Bitcoin holders are concerned that the new opportunities afforded by other crypto assets could harm the...