Futurum Analyst in Residence Jared Klee analyzes the insolvency of HSBC, IBM, and SocGen backed blockchain consortium we.trade and digs into why the consortium failed, compares it to the success of competitor Marco Polo Network, and considers what the founding companies might take away from the insolvency to turn a failure into a success.
Futurum principal analyst Shelly Kramer explores the news of a recent executive order in California aimed at building a regulatory framework and infrastructure for blockchain and crypto businesses that both encourages their growth and protects consumers.
Futurum analyst Michael Diamond discusses Intel’s recently announced second generation Blockscale ASIC, which is designed with speed and power savings in mind, delivering a much-needed assist to bitcoin mining companies who seek to achieve hash rate scaling objectives coupled with improved sustainability measures.
Futurum Analyst in Residence Jared Klee analyzes the $600+ million crypto hack of the Ronin blockchain behind popular NFT game Axie Infinity, exploring how it will likely be resolved, and what it likely means for the industry as a whole moving forward.
Futurum’s Steven Dickens provides his take on the announcements from Square on its corporate rebranding — morphing from Square to Block — Dorsey stepping down as CEO of Twitter, and where he sees Block focused in the months ahead.
Futurum Research Senior Analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on newly announced research, developed in collaboration with Microsoft Research Asia, Alibaba, Carnegie Mellon, and East China Normal University in Shanghai, proposing an Ethereum-based approach to combating software piracy. This distributed ledger-based approach seeks to combat the challenges around reporting software piracy and providing a robust and transparent incentive structure.
Futurum Research Senior Analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on what appears to be indicative of Amazon exploring crypto. A recent job listing by Amazon and what this could mean for the innovative global retailer and cloud provider has the cryptocurrency and Blockchainworld going a bit crazy. As the global landscape for money transforms, nations states issue digital currencies and Bitcoin continues its path to wider adoption, it’s interesting to consider when and how Amazon will respond.
Futurum’s Steven Dickens provides analysis on the recent news coming out of NCR, NYDIG and Fiserv around Bitcoin infrastructure, with old school financial services giants helping to fuel Bitcoin adoption. As Bitcoin moves beyond a speculative asset to a medium of exchange these infrastructure developments will become increasingly important.
Futurum Senior Analyst Steven Dickens provides his take on the emerging trend around VC investment in blockchain and cryptocurrency infrastructure. Not only are these investments significant in size, they are directionally significant as the provide insight into where the blockchain and cryptocurrency space are in the evolutionary maturity.