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Amid Chaos, Our Decentralized Future Is Being Built
Blockchain can upend – not just the business models of recent decades – but a millennia-old societal practice of deep significance to civilization.
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Warning: Blockchain Could Rot Your Brain
As we move toward trusting everything recorded in a blockchain, consider the societal impact, e.g. on our ability to think critically and skeptically.
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Just Because It's Bad for Your Coin Doesn't Mean It's FUD
Not all unwelcome tidings can be dismissed as attempts to sow "fear, uncertainty and doubt," and shooting the messenger won't make the message untrue.
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Blockchain Brain Drain Is About More Than Money
The next-generation of financial technologists will want more from corporations and businesses, argues ex-CME digitization lead Sandra Ro.
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You Want Democracy? Try a Hard Fork
The mere option of forking not only empowers cryptocurrency users when they leave a project, but also when they stay, writes Taylor Pearson.
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Welcome to Bitcoin Country: Silk Road and the Lost Threads of Agorism
Silk Road and black markets? University of Dublin's Paul Ennis takes a dive into the kinds of sub-cultures bitcoin and cryptocurrencies enable.
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Tokens for Climate Change? How We Can Rise Above ICO Mania
Tokens for climate change? CoinDesk advisor Michael Casey argues it's a question worth taking seriously.
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Crypto Utopia? Defining the Greater Good in a Blockchain World
Can this radical new technology, blockchain, create the underpinning of a safer, fairer and more prosperous society?
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EU Parliament Report Explores Blockchain's Social Impact
A new paper from the research arm of the European Parliament examines the relationship between blockchain and a shift in Europe's social values.
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Bitcoin's Unlimited Potential Lies in Its Apolitical Core
As bitcoin descends into party politics, contributor Nozomi Hayase makes an appeal for the community to unite behind its original ideals.
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