Jeffrey Tucker accepted a title of Research Affiliate for the RMIT University Blockchain Innovation Hub in Melbourne, Australia. RMIT University is known for applied leading-edge research that engages with business and technology. They are an interdisciplinary team of researchers in economics, political-economy, organizational
Digital assets may be the most future-proof investment of our lifetime. Take Bitcoin. At 10 years old it continues to grow because it crosses more technology solutions and popular use cases than any previous attempt at digital currency. It’s positioned right
The Brain Bar is central Europe’s leading festival of ideas and technology. This year, the event featured Jeffrey Tucker as the opening keynote to speak about cryptocurrent and blockchain technology and its meaning and future. Here is a video wrap
Tether is a highly capitalized cryptoasset that is distinguished in the space by maintaining a dollar peg to the price of its asset. The growth of this asset has been incredible, as has been the speculation that it maintains too
Storing Bitcoin should be simple. A Bitcoin wallet can be generated from a list of 12 or 24 pseudo-random words (the “mnemonic recovery phrase”). With some wallets, the same words will generate a valid wallet for most existing cryptocurrencies. This word
What’s the future of Bitcoin? How big will it get? What innovations can we expect in the future? Economist Tuur Demeester lays out the three phases of Bitcoin development.
Understanding how Bitcoin ownership works requires understanding what it means to “own” a single Bitcoin address. At a practical level, Bitcoin ownership means the ability to send some amount of Bitcoin from one address to another or to cryptographically prove
If you read on the topic of money’s history from any mainstream textbook, you will already know the drill. In the past, money took many forms. It was shells, pelts, salt, and various metals. Finally we got paper money, credit
The classic criticism against the gold standard is that it was too costly. Why are these guys wasting resources to suit up, dig into mountains, desperately seeking a finite resource, and slogging the results all the way to Treasury Department?
I constantly get the question: why do we need this blockchain thing anyway? Here is why. Every society with a vibrant commercial life exalts private property as an institution. The entrenchment of this institution occurs in three stages. All three