All posts by Nicholas Say

Nicholas Say was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has traveled extensively, lived in Uruguay for many years, and currently resides in the Far East. His writing can be found all over the web, with special emphasis placed on realistic development, and the next generation of human technology.


Vitalik Future of Blockchain

Fireside Chat at Berkeley: Vitalik Buterin Weighs in on Future of Blockchain

Vitalik Buterin has been one of the most influential minds in blockchain technology. Last week he met with Jason Hsu at a fireside chat hosted by Blockchain at Berkeley, a student organization, Origin, and Steve Chen. The downdraft in prices...

/ August 16, 2018 / 0 Comments
China Blockchain Primer

Attitudes Changing as Chinese Communist Party Releases Blockchain Primer

It looks like China's stance on blockchain has come full circle. As crypto prices soared last year, the Chinese state-run media machine was going full blast against anything related to cryptos. Blockchain was on their hitlist, but now it appears...

/ August 15, 2018 / 0 Comments
NASA Ethereum

NASA Shows Interest in Ethereum With New Investment for Deep-Space Exploration

NASA isn't known for having a presence in the crypto community, but they just made a $330,000 USD investment in a program that uses Ethereum for an innovative new purpose. Dr. Jin Wei Kocsis, who is an assistant professor of...

/ August 14, 2018 / 0 Comments
Facebook Blockchain

Facebook May be on The Verge of Blockchain Payments Platform

Last week Facebook's lead blockchain player left the board at Coinbase. David Marcus had been on the board since last December, and has left to avoid a conflict of interest. They have been very cagey about their intentions in the...

/ August 13, 2018 / 0 Comments
World Bank Group

World Bank Partners With CBA to Issue Blockchain Bonds

It looks like the Wold Bank is making a move into the world of blockchain bonds. The established financial system has been very critical of cryptocurrencies, but the backbone of Bitcoin seems to be more captivating to the world's largest...

/ August 13, 2018 / 0 Comments
DeepBrain Chain

DeepBrain Chain Goes Online: DLT Could Power AI Development

Artificial Intelligence (AI) development is taking up more and more computing power. DeepBrain Chain has a novel solution to help AI development power ahead. DeepBrain Chain is leveraging the power of blockchain to take advantage of unused processing power for...

/ August 10, 2018 / 0 Comments
Macrogen

Macrogen Develops Blockchain Platform to Share Genetic Data

The rapid advances in genetic sequencing have opened up new opportunities for numerous companies. Blockchain could be the technology that allows genetic information to be shared securely across the planet. South Korean firm Macrogen recently announced that they would be...

/ August 9, 2018 / 0 Comments
Augur

Augur (REP) Demonstrates Emerging Regulatory Dilemma for Governments

Augur is an open source blockchain platform that allows people to wager on future events. In theory this isn't illegal, but the abilities that it gives its users are worrying authorities. Augur's “death-pools” have been the most notable instance of...

/ August 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

Is the US Falling Behind in Global Blockchain Development?

In a recent piece by Anja Manuel and Leo Carter that was published on Business Insider UK, the pair suggested that the USA needs to develop a comprehensive strategy to address blockchain development. The reasons cited varied, but the overall...

/ August 7, 2018 / 1 Comment