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.


“Blockchain Week” gives us presidential candidates, parties, and signs of crypto spring

It might have been less exuberant than last year, but crypto hype isn’t going away anytime soon—and there’s still clearly big money to be made

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China’s ubiquitous digital payments processor loves the blockchain

Ant Financial has several blockchain-powered applications, despite being based in a country that frowns on some aspects of the technology.

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Millions of people might soon be using cryptocurrency without knowing it

Rocket Lawyer’s new product, Rocket Wallet, could be one of the first practical uses for stablecoins that regular people can actually use.

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How the hell are cryptocurrency holders supposed to file their taxes?

Though it wasn’t in time for tax day, US lawmakers are pressuring the IRS to clarify its policies for digital currencies.

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