Women Leading the World of Blockchain

Women Leading the World of Blockchain
31 Aug 2016 ConsenSys Media

This is an excerpt from the book, The Internet of Women: Accelerating Culture Change , which profiles women from over 30 countries.

One of the most exciting innovations in recent history has been the emergence of distributed computing systems, and in particular, digital currencies and the underlying technology known as the blockchain. Since it launched in 2009, Bitcoin, the first and most prominent blockchain-based digital currency, has demonstrated the viability of using the blockchain — a globally shared transaction history along with a set of rules that allows for anyone to add new, valid transactions — in order to manage asset transfers in a secure and transparent way. Continue reading “Women Leading the World of Blockchain”

Blockchain’s Backers Gather to Push Governance for Technology

Blockchain’s Backers Gather to Push Governance for Technology
Olga Kharif and Peter Coy
22 AUG 2016  Bloomberg Technology

 

  • Better oversight could hasten growth, as it did for internet
  • ‘None of that exists, or it’s very embryonic,’ organizer says

Some of blockchain’s biggest backers, including people with ties to IBM and JPMorgan, will gather Wednesday to work on the biggest issue hobbling the technology behind digital currency — the absence of grown-up governance.

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