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Why is blockchain like a hoover?

In Alice in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter famously asks “why is a raven like a writing desk?”. You may feel the same sense of confusion when you see our headline. Nowadays the word ‘blockchain’ has become a bit like ‘Hoover’ in the sense that it has become a generic term to describe a whole range of […]

Blockchain sentiment turns positive in Geneva, especially for healthcare

This week, Unblocked CEO Helen Disney visited and spoke at 2 events in Geneva where some 1000 delegates gathered for the 2nd Geneva Blockchain Congress held at the impressively large Palexpo conference centre. Overlooked by snowy mountains and buffeted by ‘la Bise’ (a very cold wind) it could almost have felt like crypto winter was […]

DRM in the Blockchain Era

“Digital files cannot be made uncopyable, any more than water can be made not wet.” Bruce Schneier, computer security expert, stated as much in 2001 and this remains the reality today. But this has not stopped the creative industries from continuing to battle against illegal copying. Digital Rights Management, also known as “copy protection software” […]

Unblocking the Creative Industries

In preparation for our ‘Creatives: Unblocked’ conference on 29 June in London we’re examining six ways blockchain will revolutionise the creative industries. We are living in the age of the creative. Countries around the world are shifting towards a knowledge economy, where the quantity, quality and accessibility of information are of central importance. At the heart […]

“The market capitalisation of Bitcoin is higher than the market cap of Twitter” – The Nicolas Cary Interview

For this week’s interview, Chain Reaction, tracked down entrepreneur and educator, Nicolas Cary, President and Co-Founder of Blockchain, to talk about programmable money, world currencies and bitcoin recycling bins: “Hi Nic – You spend a lot of your time speaking to total newcomers about bitcoin and blockchain technology, what are the types of questions you […]

Is Blockchain the future of philanthropy?

What does a financial technology like Blockchain have to do with charitable giving? You may perhaps have heard of the idea of using Bitcoin or other digital currencies as a new source of funding for charities. But there are still some hurdles to doing this and many charity boards may still be nervous about how […]

Events, dear boy, events

As someone who organises events for a living, I always enjoy the ‘luxury’ of attending, speaking and being an observer at other people’s events. Not only is it a great way to get ideas for new speakers, different topics and new ways of running my own events (they do say imitation is the sincerest form […]

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