What is a blockchain? Distributed ledger technology underlies cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and could be the future of money, security, and online privacy. But there's also a ton of hype.


This blockchain-based card game shows us the future of ownership

Gods Unchained is riding a wave of hype because of the way it lets players own digital cards. But the core concept could reach beyond games.


We the Peeps will use blockchain to try to break the big-money monopoly in politics

Its founders think crowdfunding, cryptocurrency, and blockchain voting can help citizens call the shots.

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The radical idea hiding inside Facebook’s digital currency proposal

The Libra cryptocurrency was unveiled on a wave of hype and speculation. But what its white paper suggested about Facebook’s vision for how we manage our identifying credentials may be just as important.

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Facebook’s Libra: Three things we don’t know about the digital currency

The launch of Facebook’s new coin is certainly a big event, but so much about it remains unsettled.

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