Guy Brandon is a UK-based writer who specializes in blockchain technologies. He is the communications director for the Waves custom blockchain tokens platform and the senior editor for cryptocurrency business hub BitScan.com.

The Potential of the Blockchain Will Be Recognized

Partiya Rosta (the “Party of Growth”), led by Boris Titov, has created its own currency and released a digital wallet to engage members of the movement, signalling new directions for blockchain applications. Ever since bitcoin was first articulated by its anonymous creator or creators in its 2008 white paper, blockchain technology has been held out […]

Blockchain

Bitcoin’s capacity is currently seven transactions per second. If cryptocurrency is going to be widely adopted, it needs a different approach. Blockchains are a remarkable invention. They work by sharing every transaction with every member of the network. It’s easy to check an operation but hard to add a new one – and all but […]

If you’ve ever really thought about what money actually is, you’ll realise there are major shortcomings with our current system – and also significant challenges to bitcoin adoption. The two systems are now taking their first tentative steps towards one another, with the intention of mutually benefiting from the strengths of each whilst avoiding some […]

A little while ago, R3 was like Mel Gibson’s Nick Marshall in What Women Want. It was the alpha male of the blockchain world, Wall Street’s gift to distributed ledger technology. The company exuded confidence, capable of seducing techies and finance types in equal measure. The sky was the limit and the world its oyster. […]

There is some amazing technology being developed by blockchain startups, but the reality is that the first mass-market applications will use very little of it. In fact, the earliest big use-cases are likely to be nothing more than what bitcoin, the very first blockchain protocol, has offered all along. Businesses do not need complex functionality. […]

Ever since bitcoin rose to mainstream attention, we’ve been hearing what blockchain tech could be used for – ecash payments, bank clearing, patents, stock trading… the list goes on. But in looking at how blockchain could change the world, we run the risk of missing where it is poised to make a difference right now. […]

Blockchain is much bigger than bitcoin. There is staggering innovation in the area of distributed ledgers, but most of it will be under the radar for anyone who hasn’t immersed themselves in that world. Here are five technologies and trends to watch. Smart contracts Bitcoin decentralises money, removing the requirement for a middleman and enabling […]

You’ve heard of blockchain, the revolutionary shared ledger that powers bitcoin. But blockchain offers far more for money – and much else besides – than bitcoin alone. Here are five forms of blockchain-based cash that are either already with us, or will be shortly. Truly anonymous cash Much has been made of bitcoin’s anonymity, due […]

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