Visa and Coinbase: Innocent Messup? Or Something Else?

So Coinbase recently got caught up in a big mess where some members were getting overcharged for their cryptocurrency purchases made with a credit card. After some finger-pointing between Coinbase and Visa, Visa admitted that the messup was not Coinbase’s fault. Visa and Worldpay had messed up the processing of some transactions. Naturally, some exchange … [Read more…]

AIAA Congratulates Former NASA Administrator Mike Griffin on New Position as Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering

February 16, 2018 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) congratulates Mike Griffin on being confirmed as undersecretary of defense for research and engineering. Griffin will oversee Pentagon technology investments and set R&D priorities, as well as serve as chief technology officer. AIAA President Jim Maser made the following statement upon … [Read more…]

VMS Software Selects Swirlds Hashgraph as Platform to Build Secure, Distributed Applications

Dallas, TX and Bolton, MA – February 8, 2018— VMS Software, Inc. (VSI) and Swirlds, creators of the hashgraph distributed consensus platform, today announced an agreement whereby VMS Software will use Swirlds’ hashgraph technology to allow customers to quickly and securely implement and operate next generation distributed applications.   VSI customers include the world’s most … [Read more…]

Blockchain Meets World, and It’s Awesome!

We’ve gotten used to talking about proposed use cases for blockchain technology in which consensus among multiple entities is a good thing. When everybody can look at the same ledger and agree that, yes, this is what happened and the records are indisputable, we can cut down on the problems of fraud and questionable business … [Read more…]