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Interview with Paolo Tasca, Director at the Centre for Blockchain Technologies at University College London

[Bit]coin flipping: The traditional banking sector is much more “intrusive” than Bitcoin

The Bitcoin economy has gone from an early prototype stage to a second one characterized by gambling and black markets and finally to a third stage which steers away from “sin” and toward legitimate enterprises. This is the conclusion of a research paper titled “The Evolution of the Bitcoin Economy: Extracting and Analyzing the Network of Payment Relationships.”

While you were away

#AboutLastWeek: Old-timers, newcomers and those in between

Each Monday we take a step back and analyze what has happened in the previous week. Last week we witnessed the birth of AngularDart, the release of IntelliJ IDEA 2016.2.1 and the reassurance that Java maintains its dominant position over other JVM languages. We learned why blockchain may outgrow Bitcoin and we discovered that microservices may not become a default architecture.

Interview with Stephen DeMeulenaere, co-founder of Coin Academy

[Bit]coin flipping: “Blockchain will outgrow Bitcoin”

The discussion about cryptocurrencies is nowhere near over, especially now that the Bitcoin halving has proved that the saying “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” may actually be true. Stephen DeMeulenaere, the co-founder of Coin Academy, the first digital currency education platform, signals that the future of cryptocurrencies is bright and that Bitcoin will continue to grow.

While you were away

#AboutLastWeek: The world after Brexit, Java EE Guardians at full throttle, Eclipse Neon release train sees the light of day

Each Monday we take a step back and analyze what has happened in the previous week. Last week Britain decided to part ways with the European Union, the Eclipse Foundation announced the Eclipse Neon release train and Java EE Guardians founder talked about the state of Java EE and the future of the group. Plus, we learned that NetBeans IDE 8.2 is now feature complete.

Interview with Spiros Margaris, world's No. 4 of Top 20 Social Influencers in FinTech

[Bit]coin flipping: “Blockchain will go mainstream in the next 5-10 years”

According to a recent article written by the International Monetary Fund’s Andreas Adriano and Hunter Monroe, blockchain “may end up helping” banks despite its original ‘no banks involved’ policy. We talked to Spiros Margaris, one of the top social influencers in FinTech, about the future of blockchain and Bitcoin and the former’s long-term benefits.

John Davies Keynote

“The downside of blockchain is Bitcoin”| JAX Finance

In his keynote at JAX Finance, John Davies, co-founder and CTO of C24, a London-based fast data company specializing in high-volume, low-latency complex messaging, talked about the problem that blockchain solves, the technologies which use it and the industry sectors that are interested in this mechanism. He also answered the question ‘why are global banks investigating the use of blockchain in their applications?’

In search of answers

[Bit]coin flipping: Bitcoin price passes $500 for the first time in almost two years

Let’s call it a deja-vu. Bitcoin price passed the $500 threshold in late May, something which hasn’t happened in almost two years. Four days after the sudden boost, the price is still bigger than it was in August 2014 —the last hike—. Specialists are still trying to find the reason behind the unexpected increase, with some claiming that Chinese investors’ actions may have led to this dramatic surge.