Blockchains

One of Blockchain’s Super Powers is Trust

In 2009, Julien Smith and I wrote Trust Agents. It was a book about how to be human across the web. Now, almost a decade later, I’m hot on the trail of how companies can extend their business relationships even more, and how emerging technologies like blockchain are helping deliver TRUST at a distance. China’s …

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Here are the biggest myths about blockchains

It’s hard to imagine that blockchain technology will ever be able to live up to its grandiose billing. It has been touted as the solution to ad tech transparency, financial instability, personal data security and many of the other problems of the modern world. In an effort to bring the expectations a bit closer to …

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Why Blockchains Matter to the Future of Small Business

When asked about trusting governments in 2017, the majority of people surveyed in 28 major countries didn’t answer positively. Civilizations have been built on trust, but the survey (named the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer) paints a bleak picture. And according to the Pew Research Center, only 2 in 10 Americans have “a lot” of trust …

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10 Ways Blockchains Can Benefit Merchants

The Internet is buzzing with how blockchains can solve problems and disrupt multiple industries. But what exactly is a blockchain and how can it benefit merchants? A blockchain is a “distributed ledger” —i.e., data spread across many computers — that can be used to record any transaction, such as a money transfer, a contract between …

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