How a technology born from finance – the blockchain – can help the pharmaceutical industry to carry out clinical trials that protect patients.
Blockchain technology could be applied to our energy grids to make them smarter, and turn energy consumers into producers.
Food fraud and safety concerns are an ongoing problem in the agrifood sector— could blockchain technology be a solution?
Using metaphors for cryptocurrencies helps people feel more familiar with the technology. But there's a downside – we expect it to work just like regular money.
Allegations bring to the fore questions over the legitimacy of bitcoin – a sound investment tool or a massive scam?
While everyone has heard of Bitcoin, the real potential in the blockchain is only just starting to be unlocked.
An analysis of Bitcoin's fundamentals shows how much of a bubble its price has inflated to.
The astronomic rise of the price of bitcoin over the past 12 months raises fears that the cryptocurrency is set to crash which could see many people lose money.
Government is about to be disrupted by technology in the same manner as major industries. It's about time.
Crypto cash is catnip for criminals and a huge challenge to law enforcement – so it's time to bring in a tough, jurisdiction-busting regulatory body.
The government may be backing tech innovation, but it doesn't mean Govcoin gets a free pass into the heart of civic life.
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.