Author: Alistair Johnston

Alistair Johnston

Alistair Johnston is a British writer specialising in the crypto space. Away from cryptocurrency he enjoys Brazilian jiujitsu and surfing. He has a degree in economics from the University of Cambridge and three children. Alistair lives in Spain, slowly recovering from a decade spent working for London hedge funds. You can contact him on Twitter @alistair_crypto

How Mt Pelerin uses tokenization and blockchain to revolutionise banking

How Mt Pelerin uses tokenization and blockchain to revolutionise banking

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Technical innovation is transforming industries. The development of the internet has completely changed the business models of media, entertainment and shopping, to give just a few examples. However, so far banks have remained relatively untouched by the information revolution. A new gen ...
How Connecty Brings AI and Blockchain Technology to the Knowledge Economy

How Connecty Brings AI and Blockchain Technology to the Knowledge Economy

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Many have said that knowledge is the oil of the 21st century, a vital commodity powering every industry. However, the economy has not yet reorganised around this fact. There are fundamental market failures preventing useful knowledge from getting to the people who need it most. The res ...
How Mevu’s Oracles system “decentralizes truth”

How Mevu’s Oracles system “decentralizes truth”

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One of the big advantages of blockchain-based applications is the opportunity they offer for decentralization. Online gambling is just one of the industries facing a revolution in the way it functions, thanks to the decentralizing properties of blockchain technology. Online gambling is ...
Does the world’s first Field Coin Offering point to a new future for ICOs?

Does the world’s first Field Coin Offering point to a new future for ICOs?

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ICOs are in trouble. A recent report by ICORating showed that more than half of all ICOs failed to raise more than $100,000. Only 7% of recent ICOs have managed to achieve an exchange listing and as the year progresses funds are drying up: the total raised in June showed a dramatic drop ...
How Gifto’s virtual gifting solves the problem of monetising content

How Gifto’s virtual gifting solves the problem of monetising content

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Web 2.0 has resulted in an explosion of user-generated content. It has never been easier for aspiring creatives to get their work seen by a large audience. However, while the advent of platforms like Medium and YouTube have enabled creators to share their work with more people than ever ...
Verge (XVG) updates the VergeFam on latest developments.

Verge (XVG) updates the VergeFam on latest developments.

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Privacy coin Verge today issued its latest monthly update to its passionate community, the VergeFam. The post is written by core team member Lloyd SwizzleSticks who works as a technical writer and advisor to the privacy-focused cryptocurrency. Verge started to post regular community up ...
Has Mevu found the way to take decentralized gambling mainstream?

Has Mevu found the way to take decentralized gambling mainstream?

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Online betting has become one of the internet’s big success stories. Any stigma associated with gambling has completely evaporated and it is now a huge mainstream market, predicted to grow to $60 billion per year by 2020. It should therefore come as no surprise that ICOs have sprung up ...
How Cryptyk enables true data sovereignty

How Cryptyk enables true data sovereignty

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What does it mean for your data to be safe? Perhaps more importantly, what does it mean for you to have “data sovereignty”, or complete ownership of your data? For data sovereignty to be achieved you must have full access to your data at all times. It must be safe from hackers and virus ...
Could a cryptocurrency backed by land be the world’s first complete currency?

Could a cryptocurrency backed by land be the world’s first complete currency?

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According to classical economics a currency should have certain characteristics. It must be scarce, it must be durable, it must be fungible, or exchangeable into other assets, and it must have some inherent value. Coins made from precious metals fit this profile perfectly. Gold is rare, ...

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