Breathing life into digital assets

In this document we explore the concept of an Electronic Realtime Agreement (ERA) (aka smart contract) and its various uses within a legal context. The use of ERA rather than smart contract is primarily...

Legal anatomy of a DAO

None of the below should be construed as legal advice as this a highly risky untried area of law. In the below we are just giving examples regarding UK law as illustrations; there are...

A STAY Out of Jail Guide to Bitcoin

Bitcoin has a few problems. Read the recent RAND report; the concern is misuse by terrorists. Apparently, even governments use it to pay spies/informants so that should be enough evidence that it can be used...

Bitcoin is the first digital commodity per se. Nothing compares.

I genuinely believe that the biggest value of bitcoin is that it is a commodity with intrinsic value that is electronically transferrable. It takes all the benefits of gold, silver other precious metals in...

Banks as digital asset custodians?

Banks as digital asset custodians? Source: DIACLE

Blockchain Zeitgeist – SETL.io or SETLcoin

SETL.io is a company based in the UK digitising fiat currency and assets. It has been operating its business for some time now. On 19 November 2015, Goldman Sachs filed a patent in the...

Bitcoin and the Cambrian Event

Bitcoin and the Cambrian Event Source: DIACLE

Digital Asset Credit Union

The best regulated businesses should have the lightest infrastructure. The beautiful thing about bitcoin is that you are decentralising security to the rest of the network and that is something to be harnessed. My favourite idea...

Bitcoin was born for gaming; buying it is a gamble in itself, gambling with...

Bitcoin was born for gaming; buying it is a gamble in itself, gambling with it doubles the speculation Source: DIACLE

From bankcards, digital cash to totalitarian digital currency? Alternative perspective on bankcard fraud

A bankcard is a payment instrument, you use it to exercise your purchasing power. But is a card the best instrument to use in a world of online fraud, hacking, malware and the rest....