What’s Next in Blockchain? Ask This Teenage Engineer

A 17-year-old, brain-computer interface developer is challenging people to rethink the possibilities of blockchain by creating her own encrypted interface where people can share genetic data. Ananya Chadha–the youngest interviewee at Fortune‘s inaugural Brainstorm Finance conference in Montauk, N.Y.–told Fortune Editor-at-Large Shawn Tully that “blockchain is so powerful for things that most people forget about.” […]

Security Tokens Will Be the ‘Killer App’ of Cryptocurrency, Overstock CEO Says

Bitcoin has been around for more than a decade, yet the question still persists: “What’s the purpose of cryptocurrency?” Even though people have bought and sold billions of dollars of the stuff, it has yet to find a role in everyday life. Now, this search for the cryptocurrency world’s “killer app”–the equivalent of a transformative […]

Circle CEO: Zuckerberg Is ‘Betting on Decentralization’ With Facebook’s Libra

It comes as no surprise that Facebook’s new cryptocurrency Libra is causing a stir–especially with increasing privacy concerns and government scrutiny of the company. While politicians in Washington and Europe alike expressed concerns over the prospective digital currency, blockchain insiders are looking ahead to Libra’s applications–and not just as another cryptocurrency. “Everybody’s been focused on […]

Why Amazon Says It Won’t Be Taking on the Big Banks Anytime Soon

With Facebook announcing plans to launch Libra, a cryptocurrency, we appear to be entering in a new era of big tech wading into major financial undertakings. So, should we expect a significant move from Amazon on that front? Perhaps a digital currency of it’s own–or a push to compete with the big banks by offering […]

Welcome to the Next Generation of Corporate Phishing Scams

All it takes is for one employee to open and click on a bogus email to compromise a company’s corporate security. Despite analyst estimates that companies will cumulatively spend more than $120 billion a year on cybersecurity, corporations are still facing an increase of hacking attacks and data breaches. The problem, according to cybersecurity strategist […]

Tala CEO: How Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency Can Help Companies Scale

Facebook’s ambitious plan to release its own cryptocurrency dubbed Libra has been met with an avalanche of concern from regulators worldwide. House Financial Services Chairwoman and U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D.-Calif.) called for Facebook fb to pause work on Project Libra, which is slated for release next year, for further regulatory scrutiny. Markus Ferber, a […]