You may have imagined the blockchain would lead to a world without governments or institutions veryifying transactions, research shows that it probably won't.
Blockchain is a hot, innovative technology
— with roots in medieval treasuries.
A digital Australian dollar could remove the role of middlemen and creates a cheaper electronic currency system, while at the same time enabling the government to fully regulate the system.
Food fraud is a common problem that technologies such as blockchain and DNA fingerprinting can help to solve.
The development of distributed trust technologies is making traditional institutions like banks, corporations and governments nervous. Those who have power like to hold onto it. What's next?
As cryptocurrency systems improve, they will better protect criminals' identities and even allow people to offer anonymous rewards for crimes they want committed.
The way land titles are issued, bought and sold will soon be very different, thanks to privatisation and technology.
Despite its name, cryptocurrency isn't just money. It could also be debt or equity and so it should be regulated and taxed in the same way as other finance.
The recent crackdown on cryptocurrencies in China is a prelude to the assertion of control over this area by the Chinese authorities.
Regulation and oversight could be the saviour or the death of a Bitcoin and others.
The way we talk about cyberspace may make us more vulnerable to hacking.
The UK's biggest industry is poised to lose a big chunk of its (human) workers.
Cybercriminals increasingly depend on e-currencies to profit from their misdeeds. They, and their potential victims, could be driving some of the growth in cryptocurrency markets.
Blockchain technology is familiar to us in the form of digital currency bitcoin. And if it makes it way to the mainstream, could it change the way the world does business forever?
Providing security in the blockchain would convert into a degree of predictability in the technology. If this was shown to work in the long term, it would also create trust.
The blockchain has been successful when it comes to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, but we haven't yet figured out other uses.
The digital world is taking more and more space in our lives... and dramatically increasing electrical use. It’s a serious problem given the urgent need fight climate change.
Laws cannot keep pace with technological advances – but that may not be a bad thing.
Already becoming a darling of Wall Street, blockchain technology's biggest real benefits could come to the world's poorest people. Here's how.
There are many hidden costs and inefficiencies in housing markets. Blockchain is poised to transform that.