Overstock, Nasdaq, and AMD were three public companies that frequently brought up blockchain technology on earnings calls over the last five years. But what, exactly, were they talking about?
Public companies often see their stock prices soar dramatically when they announce new blockchain-focused initiatives. But when the hype dies down, how successful are they at sustaining investor interest?
Many blockchain applications hope to decentralize the energy industry, reduce transaction costs, and maintain more efficient records.
Few people understand what it is, but Wall Street banks, IT organizations, and consultants are buzzing about blockchain technology. It's hard to remove blockchain from Bitcoin, so we'll start with Bitcoin as we work to understand this technology's potential.
Blockchains and distributed ledgers are being piloted by organizations from Walmart to Goldman Sachs to Maersk. We take a look at how the technology will be implemented. We also look at how a few governments and non-profits are using the tech.
Blockchain is transforming everything from payments transactions to how money is raised in the private market. As it picks up momentum, will the traditional banking industry embrace this new technology or be replaced by it?
To sustain the cryptocraze, Coinbase will need to foster real applications of cryptoassets — and not just speculation.