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Blockchains and GDPR

We've published a free eBook that you can download here, exploring the issues surrounding blockchain and the new EU data privacy regulations, GDPR, which are taking effect in March 2018. It looks at how to reconcile the tamper proof and immutable nature of blockchains with the GDPR requirement to allow personal data to be "forgotten" and [...]

By | 2017-08-10T08:37:54+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Blockchains and smart contracts

We've published a free eBook that you can download here, explaining what smart contracts are. It covers the purpose of smart contracts, gives an understandable yet technical overview of how they work, and explains some of the pitfalls and risks associated with them. Enjoy and share!

By | 2017-08-10T08:41:53+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Teosto and Chainfrog implement a blockchain pilot

Link to Teosto's announcement. Earlier this year the Finnish collective management organization Teosto, which represents the interests of thousands of Finnish composers and music writers, engaged Chainfrog to implement a proof-of-concept blockchain-backed collective rights management system for Teosto Futures Labs in Q1 2017. An announcement was made by Teosto on 29 May, and the system is [...]

By | 2017-08-11T16:32:18+00:00 June 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Turning the orgchart the right way up

I’ve worked in quite a few companies, and I’ve often been frustrated by their attitude to hierarchy. Business culture is very male, so it always seems to become a very status-based culture. The guy at the top is treated like royalty, the people at the bottom are treated as replaceable units. Only one place I [...]

By | 2017-08-11T16:35:40+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The next wheel

Sometimes the simplest ideas have the profoundest influence on the way humanity progresses. This may sound like a peculiar way to start a post about blockchain, which is currently seen as a complicated and convoluted invention that it's hard to get your head around. But it's not the esoteric mix of cryptography, game theory and [...]

By | 2017-04-05T13:38:54+00:00 March 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Blockchain – tulevaisuuden digiloikka

I will be the first speaker at a blockchain event in Helsinki on 22 March 2017, called "Blockchain – tulevaisuuden digiloikka", which I think means "Blockchain - the digital leap of the future". Fortunately I'm allowed to present in English. I'll be explaining what blockchains can do, and when or even if you should use [...]

By | 2017-01-27T19:05:28+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Chainfrog quotes in CoinTelegraph articles

A short while ago I was asked to comment on the potential for using blockchain in issuing a Universal Basic Income. Finland is about to start an experiment in which some citizens are going to get 560 EUR a month, to see if it would actually work. The potential for reducing government administration overheads is [...]

By | 2017-01-20T14:29:30+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Technology Disrupting Finance 17.2.2017

To be honest, when I signed up for the TDF conference in Oulu, I was in two minds whether I made the right decision. Fortunately the event was easily worth a long train journey, a short night in a hotel, and then another long train journey back home. There were a lot of very good [...]

By | 2017-01-18T22:21:14+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments