Bitcoin creator identified, but where’s the cryptographic proof?

Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright says he created Bitcoin, publicly identifying himself as Satoshi Nakamoto. Cornell University computer science professor Emin Gun Sirer is a world-renowned expert on cryptocurrency and Bitcoin and in December 2015 wrote about the possibility of Craig Wright being the Bitcoin founder in the article “How to Spot Satoshi”. He says this […]

Hollywood hospital cyberattack shows Bitcoin ransoms are modern-day heists

Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center’s computer network has been down for days following a “ransomware” attack, with hackers demanding millions to bring the network back online. Emin Gun Sirer, a Cornell University computer science professor and world-renowned expert on cryptocurrency and Bitcoin, says the attack shows the fragile nature of computer infrastructure. Bio:   Sirer […]

Too early to detect trustworthiness of Nasdaq blockchain technology

Nasdaq unveiled a demonstration of its blockchain technology called Nasdaq Linq at the Money 20/20 event in Las Vegas. The digital ledger is the first of its kind, and has the capabilities to leverage a blockchain to facilitate the issuance, and catalog and record transfers of shares of privately-held companies on The NASDAQ Private Market. […]