Venture Capitalist Wins Bitcoin Auction

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Nearly 30,000 bitcoins were seized last year from accounts linked to the illegal Silk Road market. On June 8th, the United States Marshals Service, the agency responsible for selling property seized from criminals, announced its plans to sell those bitcoins – in 3,000 bitcoin blocks – through an auction at the end of June. The auction […]

Marc Andreessen on the future of technology and implications for enhancing government dialog with citizens

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This is the fifth installment in our series flowing from recent dialog with Marc Andreessen. In this post we provide some of Marc’s thoughts regarding ways that government can improve the dialog underway with citizens on the future of automation. Gourley: How can government start a dialogue with citizens on how AI, robotics and the coming […]

Marc Andreessen on the Future of Technology and Automation, Robotics, and AI can Impact Government Service

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This is the third installment in our series flowing from recent dialog with Marc Andreessen. Previous posts discussed future tech scenarios around the year 2030 and context on government services in the future. In this post we provide Marc’s thoughts around the future of technology including automation, robotics and AI and implications for government, business and citizens. Gourley: Marc can […]

Marc Andreessen on the future of technology and the nature of government services

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This is the second installment in our series flowing from recent dialog with Marc Andreessen. The first post reviewed some likely scenarios of the tech enabled environment of 2030 and some foundational considerations regarding converged cyber-physical systems all citizens will have access to (see the first post here). In this post we provide some of Marc’s […]

Encyclopedia Dramatica And The Case Of The Satoshi Paradox

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By now, readers will likely have caught themselves up with the twists and turns of Newsweek‘s apparently ill-fated hunt for the real Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudoanonymous brain behind bitcoin. I point readers to financial analyst Felix Salmon’s blog on the subject for a good overview of the tortured investigation process and its various ambiguities: One way […]

From Crowdsourced Militias to Dread Bitcoin Pirates

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Editor’s note: This article was first published on Analyst One, a site focused on analysts and topics of interest to the analytical community.-bg There are two basic truths of social science that technologists scanning the news in recent weeks may appreciate. First, despite arguments about the rise and fall of the state, most countries are considerably less […]