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The Blockchain Technology & Antitrust and Competition Law

The popularization of the blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies created an urgent need for the development of regulating legislations that are inspired by a thorough understanding of this innovative technology. The autonomous and decentralized nature of the blockchain technology, and the fact that THE existence of a blockchain is totally independent of any control by federal institutions poses enormous challenges to ... Read More »

How the American Government Surveils the Blockchain

The United States federal government has paid approximately half a million dollars to a private corporation to help various agencies conduct surveillance on the Bitcoin blockchain. The corporation which helps the United States government conduct mass surveillance of Bitcoin transactions is known as Chainalysis. The company has contracts with at least over half a dozen federal agencies. Chainalysis has offices ... Read More »

Utilizing the Blockchain Technology To Combat Global Software Piracy

Since the late 1970s, software piracy has grown into a serious problem negatively affecting software developers and undermining their ability to preserve the copyrights of their digital creations. The past 30 years have witnessed significant advancements in various computing technologies. However, developments and innovations in communications technologies have catalyzed software piracy, via provision of high speed delivery, mobility and portability ... Read More »

Tutorial – How To Host Your Own DNS Website Domain On Ethereum’s Blockchain

You can now host DNS domains on Ethereum’s blockchain through ENS, which is short for Ethereum Name Service, a distributed, extensible domain naming system that relies on Ethereum’s blockchain. This is possible via adjusting the domain name server settings to point to gateway DNS servers, which resolve lookups through checking an ENS registry that points to resolvers including the zone ... Read More »

A New Blockchain Market Engineering Approach – A Research Paper

Market engineering refers to the process of prudently restructuring a market aiming at transforming it into efficient and effective means for execution of exchange transactions. Via presenting a holistic, interdisciplinary set of tools to systematically analyze, design, structure and build the elements of various market platforms, to determine fields of application and also to formulate theoretical design and develop evaluation ... Read More »

Behind-the-Scenes: a Darknet Market on the Ethereum Blockchain

A team of developers are nearly finished with a decentralized market known as “Tralfamadore.” Everything on the market—from vendor listings to sales themselves—will be free from the confines of any one marketplace; the backend, running on the Ethereum blockchain, will function as a database for market content. As a decentralized system, nobody holds your funds and all orders are controlled ... Read More »

Abusing Bitcoin Blockchain for Fun and Profit

Hackers don’t stop at ‘What is it used for?’ but always extend their curiosity to ‘What it can be used for?’ and that’s part of what differentiates hacker’s mindset from many others. With that in mind, today we will look at good ol’ blockchain. Because it’s used for writing transactions, btc blockchain carries some properties you’re probably familiar with: public ... Read More »

Lelantos – The First Blockchain Based Anonymous Package Delivery System

Shopping in the real world gives one the chance to maintain their privacy, by using cash; thus, revealing no personal data such as one’s name, address…etc. Oppositely, shopping online mandates providing all sorts of private data for billing and/or shipping purposes. Even though cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, have provided a revolutionary private billing solution, via enabling pseudonymous transactions, anonymous shipping ... Read More »

Tutorial – How To Code and Execute Smart Contracts On Ethereum’s Blockchain

A smart contract represents an account holding object that runs on ethereum’s blockchain. It includes code functions and can interact with other smart contracts, record data, make decisions and send ether transactions to others. A smart contract is defined by its creator, yet its execution, and the services it offers, is determined by ethereum’s network. It will exist and remain ... Read More »

Utilizing the Blockchain Technology To Maximize the Security of Certificate Authorities

Throughout the past few years, many studies have experimented implementation of the blockchain technology in various aspects on internet security. A recently published study analyzed the influence of the blockchain technology on the development of services offered by various cybersecurity companies across a myriad of industries and sectors with emphasis on certificate authorities and the context of critical infrastructure. Furthermore, ... Read More »

Can the blockchain technology disrupt the online gaming sector?

Apart from what one might think, the link between online gaming and cryptocurrency, particularly bitcoin, has existed since the early days, when bitcoin was worth no more than $10. I remember in 2012, buying bitcoin via Linden Dollars (L$), which was a virtual currency of an online MMORPG, or a virtual world as described by its creators, known as “Second ... Read More »

Blockstack – A Blockchain Based Trust-to-Trust Internet Architecture

The internet’s initial design, which relied on the end-to-end framework principle, led to mobilization of program specific logic and complexity to the peripheral parts of the network, while keeping the network’s center focusing on the simple task of delivery of data. Nevertheless, the originally proposed end-to-end principle did not offer sufficient levels of trust and security. There are multiple central ... Read More »

The IPFS and the blockchain

Some of our readers have probably heard about the IPFS or InterPlanetary File System. It’s an hypermedia distribution protocol created to make the web faster, safer, and more open. The IPFS is designed to provide a decentralized alternative to the current http protocol that is censorship resistant and much more efficient. Like Bitcoin, the IPFS is a peer-to-peer network run ... Read More »

The bitcoin blockchain and truly trusted computing

The idea of “Trusted Computing” is neither new nor complicated and involves code being electronically signed so that it cannot damage your computer. The idea is to “certify” software to avoid it causing the computer to crash or any other negative effects. The practical problems of such technology become obvious if you use either open-source or free software – the ... Read More »

The Blockchain Technology Is On the Agenda of the Upcoming G20 Summit

It seems that bitcoin, and the blockchain technology in general, will be one of the priorities on next the Group of Twenty (G20) summit’s agenda, which is expected to be held in Hamburg, Germany next July. Along the communiqué, which outlined the priorities of the upcoming G20 summit, the Presidency of the summit stated that the popularization of digital technologies ... Read More »