Ensuring trust in digital records and transactions is hard; the blockchain is an important solution.
The transaction system underlying the bitcoin network has far broader uses than easing financial transfers – including identifying people and tracking property ownership.
Once trust in blockchain is broken, it will be hard to get back.
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Chaos happens when 'smart' contracts act stupidly.
The blockchain is software that stores and transfers value or data across the internet.
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Multiple use cases for the blockchain are currently being tested, so it's worth learning the basics.
Bitcoin, blockchain and automatic royalty payments could transform how musicians earn.
Try to make this the only time you see a ransomware warning notice.
Ransomware – which encrypts your files and offers to sell you the key – operates differently from other malicious software. Those differences turn out to give potential victims a fighting chance.
The DAO is so democratic that even the logo is up for popular vote. Here’s one suggested option.
Distributed autonomous organisations, or DAO, are a new form of decentralised organisation using blockchain technology. The DAO is first off the block, and it's already making waves.
The distributed nature of blockchain networks make them useful for many applications.
While Bitcoin gets all the attention, the blockchain technology it's based on could have applications across business and government.
The cryptocurrency will soon undergo a major change – and no one knows what will happen next.
The technology that drives Bitcoin enables almost riskless storage and transfer of value and data.
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It's just a matter of time before Bitcoin secures legitimacy as a currency.
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Your guide to tapping into digital gold.
What would you do if your files were locked away?
Here's how to protect yourself from the latest online scourge of hackers encrypting your files and demanding a ransom to unlock them.
The demise of cash is not yet locked up.
Despite the growth of card and mobile payments, cash is still king in many markets.
The ASX will use blockchain technology to clear trades.
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Blockchain technology has the potential to make share trading faster, more efficient and more transparent.
Public services delivered by blockchain? Taxes paid in bitcoin? Not so far fetched, a UK government report says.
But for how long?
How tax authorities decide to treat virtual currencies like bitcoin may determine whether they thrive or die.
Who is the mystery man behind Bitcoin, and why do we want to know?
Who is the mystery man behind the creation of the crypto-currency Bitcoin?
Renting out your assets, automating your home, getting married - there's more to the blockchain than just currencies such as bitcoin.
If bitcoins exist only in computers, do they really exist?
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Money used to be backed by something of real value such as gold or silver. Bitcoins and other digital currencies will sever that link forever.
New technology such as Bitcoin provides a 21st challenge for government regulators.
Australia’s new prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has announced what he calls a “21st-century government”. The Conversation continues its series focusing on what such a government should look like, looking…
There’s a dark side to the internet.
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