TagChris DeRose

Hype Watch: What’s Really Going on With Bitcoin and US Visas?

In 1990, changes were made to US immigration law which allowed foreign investors to get into a sort of express lane for visas. The result was the EB-5 visa or, as some have portrayed it, a way to “buy your US Visa if you're wealthy enough." In March, the US Citizenship and Immigration Service published a document which mentioned Bitcoin. The document has nothing to do with the government...

Roger Ver Is "Hopefully Optimistic" for Lightning Network's Bitcoin Scaling Solution

Roger Ver

One of the first millionaires to come out of the Bitcoin industry, current owner of Bitcoin.com, and Bitcoin Unlimited proponent Roger Ver told Chris DeRose of the Bitcoin Uncensored podcast the other day that while he is “optimistic” about Lightning Network, the scaling solution being developed by Blockstream, he doesn’t believe that the main network should in the meantime be “hindered” in favor...

Bitcoin Core Dev Jeff Garzik Sounds Off On Block Size Challenges, Offers His Insight

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Jeff Garzik, a bitcoin code veteran, offered some insight into his purpose for launching Bloq a code-for-hire service to develop features for blockchain software and provide access to blockchain support. In a podcast interview on Bitcoin Uncensored co-hosted by Chris DeRose, a self-described bitcoin evangelist, Garzik offered his views on the current block size debate and bitcoin's future. During...

Counterparty's Chris DeRose Calls Ethereum "100% Hype and No Substance"

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Spurred by Ethereum’s recent high-profile write up in the New York Times, Chris DeRose, Community Director at the Counterparty Foundation took to Twitter to vent his disbelief that Ethereum will amount to all its hype. On DeRose’s personal Twitter page, he sent a tweet to Bitcoin beat writer Nathaniel Popper, the journalist who penned the NYT piece warning him that he should be wary to endorse...

Are Smart Contracts The Future Of Blockchain?

Will blockchains that various financial institutions are investing in nowadays create “smart contracts” that perform financial services without the inefficiency or risk of intervention created by an intermediary counterparty agent? Smart contract technology, like bitcoin, can circumvent regulatory infrastructures, which could reduce costs for financial transactions. An important feature of a...

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