Bisq DEX Launches DAO on Testnet as Developers Seek to Decentralize Governance

Exchanges Decentralized cryptocurrency exchange Bisq has upgraded its open source software. The revamped platform includes a new user interface in addition to marking the launch of the Bisq Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) on testnet. Also Read: Indian Bank Forcing Customers to Agree to Anti-Cryptocurrency Policy Bisq Launches Decentralized Autonomous Organization on Testnet The latest version of […]

Humans on the Blockchain: Why Crypto Is the Best Defense Against AI Overlords

Santiago Siri is the founder of Democracy Earth Foundation, a Y Combinator-backed non-profit building digital governance technology. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  As governance becomes more and more prevalent in discussions around consensus protocols, it is clear that Satoshi Nakamoto’s original vision of “one-CPU-one-vote” shaped the entire crypto industry […]

The Daily: 29% of Freelancers Want to be Paid in Crypto, Asian Exchanges Fake Volume

The Daily Today’s edition of The Daily covers everything from hardware wallets to fake volume on cryptocurrency exchanges. But to kick-start proceedings, we’ve got the first report on a survey in which a surprising proportion of freelancers express an interest in being paid in cryptocurrency. Also read: Swiss Crypto Valley Association Leadership Steps Down After Governance […]

Bitcoin in Brief: Blockchain Wars and a Sleuth of Bears

News Welcome to Bitcoin in Brief, a new feature debuting today. Breaking stories, crypto drama, exchange updates, and other talking points from the fast-paced cryptocurrency world can all be found in this daily roundup. Bitcoin in Brief is for everyone who’s long on bitcoin but short on time. Also read: Chinese Engineer Arrested […]

Inside Polkadot’s Radical Plan for Governing a Blockchain of Blockchains

Who has the authority to change a public blockchain? It’s a question that has been in the minds of top cryptocurrency developers as the many available networks struggle to serve their diverse, often conflicting stakeholders. But that’s not to say there aren’t norms and best practices – the ability to make and enforce software changes […]

Ethereum Is Throwing Out the Crypto Governance Playbook

“Can’t we just solve scaling? Can’t we just solve privacy? Can’t we just say ‘done’ and get to feature-complete?” That was the question Bob Summerwill asked the audience at the ethereum conference EthCC in Paris on Thursday, the comments coming as part of a broader talk that called for an end to “tribalism” in the community supporting the […]

No-Fork Guarantee? New Cryptocurrency Touts Resistance to Code Splits

The team behind a soon-to-be-launched cryptocurrency has issued the notable claim that it will be un-forkable. Announced today, Hedera is a public network built on Hashgraph, a type of distributed ledger technology (DLT) developed by the software company Swirlds, which has already deployed private versions with several enterprise clients. Hedera Hashgraph, the governing body for the […]

Major Blockchains Are Pretty Much Still Centralized

At the beach, they say, all your troubles melt away. But that’s not entirely the case for researchers who spent part of this week at the Financial Crypto 2018 conference on the Caribbean island of Curacao, discussing the decentralization of the two largest crypto protocols, bitcoin and ethereum – or where they’re lacking in this regard. Presented […]

No Blockchain Is an Island

Primavera De Filippi is a permanent researcher at the CERSA/CNRS/Université Paris II, a faculty associate at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, the “alchemist” for DAOstack and a co-author of “Blockchain and the Law.” Much discussion is currently taking place concerning the nature and specificities of blockchain governance, but when […]