MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW MAY/JUNE 2018
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10 In blockchain we trust
If you want to understand blockchain,
first get past all the wild speculation.
18 Blockchain: What is it, anyway?
And while we’re at it, where does it
come from, and what does it do?
25 We have a few words for you
Making sense of the terminology.
26 12 cryptocurrencies and what
they’re good for
Here are a dozen for your
28 Bitcoin would be a calamity,
not an economy
A cryptocurrency future would be a
disaster during a financial crisis.
34 The little coin that ate Quebec
A hydropower operation welcomes
bitcoin miners. Regrets ensue.
40 How secure is blockchain, really?
It turns out “secure” is a funny word to
42 Where life hangs by a chain
A Jordanian refugee camp is a test for
blockchain-based identity systems.
52 The blockchain believers
What makes devotees so passionate
about the technology? We asked.
58 Can you spot the cybercrime?
“Your money or your life” happens in
the crypto world, too.
64 Chinese crypto gets creative
Government restrictions lead to some
66 Q+A Amber Baldet
Is the crypto scene sexist? That’s the
72 Let’s destroy Bitcoin
Want to knock it from its perch?
Here are a few ways you might do it.
78 Q+A Robleh Ali
Down with ICOs; long live IPOs.
A science fiction story from
2 Letter from the Editor
Why blockchain is worth an entire issue.
88 A puzzle worth $50,000
A bit of cryptocurrency artwork.