If There Was No Blockchain, It Would Have to Be Invented

This article was written by philosophist and member of Russia’s Futurology Association Alexander Boldachev exclusively for ForkLog.

Blockchain and Civil Rights

One of the problems inherent in modern-day social and financial system is the degree of their transparency. The very wording seems inappropriate, as you would hardly ever see something this opaque unless you look under someone’s eyelids on the morning of January 1st.

Bitcoin Reputation and Headlines

Bitcoin is one of the most ambiguous currencies in the world. Certainly, there is Zimbabwe Dollar, a currency used in toilet paper’s stead, as actual toilet paper is worth more than itself, and, when used, it has way more backing. Zimbabwe Dollar’s reputation is a fine example of what may happen when an economy collapses. Still, […]

Education with Blockchain

There wasn’t anything resembling modern day education system in ancient times. Back then, schools provided only the knowledge strictly required to survive in contemporary society, like skills of counting, reading, writing, and other information depending on the school’s geographic location. In ancient Greece, there was an entire concept dubbed kalokagathia, which was later incorporated in […]

Bitcoin as a Feminist Weapon

Gender differentiation today looks outdated and uncourteous in today’s society, not because there are no differences of that kind, but because depriving people on that basis is a mere nineteenth century. Some people just tend to discriminate others, but they’re inconsistent, and choose the most illogical concepts from the bunch of coal-and-steam ideas, even though they […]

Afterhalving: What Else Can Influence Bitcoin Price

Reward halving is about to happen in less than hour, and the community gets oversaturated with the opinions as to what will happen to bitcoin price and the cryptocurrency itself once it occurs. Still, halving isn’t the only thing capable of seriously impacting bitcoin price. ForkLog brought together all anticipated events that will definitely have […]

Some thoughts on Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence

There is a concept dubbed ‘suspension of disbelief’, which means that any work of art like a movie, a book, or a comic, incorporates some circumstances that the audience automatically perceives as true, whatever stupid they might be, as long as they are a basic premise. It also means that any other stupid thing not […]

Bitcoin Foundation’s Comeback and the Annoyed Community

Bitcoin Foundation has been an easy target for criticism and comparisons to defunct red tape entities and failed states. Last year, it has gone through a series of ordeals, including exodus of several board members and realization that it will have run out of money by this March.

Lightning Meetup in Kyiv: What Will Happen to Bitcoin After Lightning Network

On May 12, Ukraine’s capital of Kyiv hosted Bitcoin Lightning Meetup, where the Lightning Network’s team presented their protocol’s advantages and spoke about its possible impact on bitcoin and global economy. In this article the basic implications will be explained.

Bitcoin and the War on Cash

The United Kingdom’s Prime Minister is going to host a wide international anti-corruption summit in London on May 12. “The summit will seek to galvanise a global response to tackle corruption. As well as agreeing a package of actions to tackle corruption across the board, it will deal with issues including corporate secrecy, government transparency, […]

Is the Hunting of Satoshi Over?

Even if this week block size debate had been settled, Kraken had acquired Visa, and Mike Hearn had proposed to Gavin Andresen, those news would have faded into oblivion next to the one concerning seemingly incontestable evidence of what earlier seemed merely impossible – true identity of Bitcoin’s creator Satoshi Nakamoto.

Where and How to Establish Your Own Nation with Blockchain and Cryptoanarchists

International laws have been featuring a term dubbed ‘terra nullius’ for hundreds of years. Even with the minimal level of Latin acquisition one is totally capable of understanding what it means: nobody’s land. Back in colonial times, the term was as popular as YouTube nowadays. There was no better thing in the world for conquerors […]