Bitcoin and Blockchain: The Tangled History of Two Tech Buzzwords

The word "blockchain" isn't used in the bitcoin white paper, the document that started it all. So, how did the term take off as a buzzword?

About That Orange B… The History of Bitcoin’s Logos

Can a logo symbolize the ethos of a project? An industry? An entire movement? Bitcoin's might have come close.

Digital Renminbi: A Fiat Coin to Make M0 Great Again

Anonymous, cryptocurrencies could become more important in an environment where government money is closely controlled, says Dovey Wan.

Can Bitcoin Win the Digital Payments ‘Gauge War’?

Bitcoin could learn a lesson from the railways, says Simon Johnson: For the customer, it’s just about getting from A to B fastest and cheapest.

Free Markets and the Future of Blockchain

J. Christopher Giancarlo is Chairman at U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the agency of the US government that regulates futures and options markets. This will be the last time I speak to you from the CFTC. Nevertheless, before I go, I wanted ...

The Blockchain Paradox

Blockchains offer potential solutions to deep-seated problems in society, but their own governance issues need to be solved first, writes Pindar Wong.

Yes, You May Need a Blockchain

Balaji S. Srinivasan is the former CTO of Coinbase, a Board Partner at Andreessen Horowitz and a member of CoinDesk’s advisory board. The following article originally appeared in Consensus Magazine, distributed exclusively to attendees of CoinDesk’s Co...

Slowly But Surely: May Was a Quietly Big Month for Blockchain

Don Tapscott writes that 10 events, in particular, demonstrate just how much innovation we’ve seen during May, the "Month of Blockchain."

From Crypto Winter to DeFi: A Year of Loss and Opportunity

The year since the last Consensus event wasn't just a crypto winter. It also included impressive progress in blockchain evolution, writes Michael Casey.

Blockchain’s Adoption Challenge Is a Human Problem, Not Technical

The “blockchain” concept has potential to be very powerful, but only if society is willing to change direction and purpose, says Maja Vujinovic.