Tencent Survey Reveals Chinese Economists Divided on Future of Blockchain, Crypto February 4, 2019

China’s economics experts fail to agree on the future of blockchain and digital currency, according to a survey from internet giant Tencent, cited by local news outlet Jiemian Feb. 1. Sent to 100 chief economists from banks, research institutions and universities, the survey was reportedly conducted by Tencent’s Financial Science and Technology Think Tank. Participants […]

Ex-CIA Official Claims Blockchain Is ‘Biggest Threat’ to Future of US National Security December 25, 2018

Andrew Bustamante, reportedly a former CIA intelligence officer, has claimed blockchain is “super powerful stuff” that represents a threat to America’s national security. Bustamante, who specializes in publishing life-hacks based on his knowledge of espionage, made his elliptical remarks in a subreddit thread on Dec. 22. Bustamante is also reportedly a United States Air Force […]

HashFlare’s Exit and the Future of Cloud Mining July 27, 2018

The views expressed here are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent the views of Cointelegraph.com. Cloud mining — a service that enables individual users to lease hashing power from dedicated cryptocurrency mining operations — came forth as professionalization and cartelization of the mining business began to drive out smaller and insufficiently equipped players […]