21: A Bitcoin Miner With Potential To Shape The Future of IoT, Enterprise Tech and Financial Services

21 was founded and is led by some of the most savvy computer scientists in the world, including the highly regarded bitcoin thought leader Balaji Srinivasan. They believe that making Bitcoin useful begins with making Bitcoin useful for developers, and this is absolutely a virtuous approach. We have been able to walk through many of the […]

The State of Digital Currency: A discussion with Ed Scheidt

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of sitting down for a regular breakfast with Ed Scheidt, former head of CIA’s Cryptographic Center and the designer of the cyrpto systems used in the Kryptos Sculpture at the Agency. He and I get together and typically it’s a free-ranging discussion that covers a lot of […]

CoinBase: The fastest way to get started in the Bitcoin economy

This is the second in our bitcoin series. The first was an introduction to key concepts and terms around Bitcoin titled: Crypto-currencies and their promise for enterprise technology professionals. With this post we discuss a tool you can use immediately to work with Bitcoin, CoinBase. One of the easiest ways to start learning Bitcoin is to create […]

Crypto-currencies and their promise for enterprise technology professionals

Bitcoin is hot right now. It is known as a crypto-currency, but has the potential to be applied to far more than exchanging value. Bitcoin is a protocol, one that many consider the next great protocol for the Internet and the emerging Internet of Things. As advanced applications are developed that leverage the capabilities that make […]

Venture Capitalist Wins Bitcoin Auction

Nearly 30,000 bitcoins were seized last year from accounts linked to the illegal Silk Road market. On June 8th, the United States Marshals Service, the agency responsible for selling property seized from criminals, announced its plans to sell those bitcoins – in 3,000 bitcoin blocks – through an auction at the end of June. The auction […]

Marc Andreessen on the future of technology and implications for enhancing government dialog with citizens

This is the fifth installment in our series flowing from recent dialog with Marc Andreessen. In this post we provide some of Marc’s thoughts regarding ways that government can improve the dialog underway with citizens on the future of automation. Gourley: How can government start a dialogue with citizens on how AI, robotics and the coming […]