Alyssa Hertig

Bitcoin

The First Bitcoin Voting Machine Is On Its Way

Blockchain-based voting machines could be more secure and transparent than current systems.
Alyssa Hertig
11.5.15
Science

Introducing Ledger, the First Bitcoin-Only Academic Journal

Time to get nerdy.
Alyssa Hertig
9.15.15
Brooklyn

Still Confused About the Blockchain? These Hackathon Apps Show Its Power

In 48 hours, developers coded replacements for Twitter, equity contracts, and studbooks using the Ethereum blockchain.
Alyssa Hertig
8.25.15
Bitcoin

Bitcoin Core Devs in ‘Civil War’ Insist We’re Not Getting The Whole Story

“Even the Economist got a bunch of things wrong. :(” developer Peter Todd said.
Alyssa Hertig
8.20.15
Bitcoin

How Bitcoin Could Make Distributing a Universal Basic Income Actually Possible

Future robots will nab your job, but cryptocurrency could save your income.
Alyssa Hertig
8.12.15
politics

Even Cities Are Jumping on the Open Source Bandwagon

The idea is that in the information age citizens shouldn't have to drag over a Town Hall barn and listen to hours on the local water sprinkler schedule in order to participate in the community.
Alyssa Hertig
8.7.14
politics

As Businesses Boom, States Must Decide How to Regulate Bitcoin

With its penchant for seesawing values and off-putting headlines, Bitcoin has drawn mixed reactions from local governments so far.
Alyssa Hertig
7.29.14
politics

Why Bitcoin May One Day Split Into Black and White Coins

Forcing regulations on bitcoin could divide the digital currency into two camps: coins that are regulated and managed by a government or central agency, and coins that remain off the books in the crypto Wild West.
Alyssa Hertig
7.25.14
politics

Google and Dropbox Plan to Kill Patent Trolls Without the Government's Help

Silicon Valley hopes to succeed where Capitol Hill has failed.
Alyssa Hertig
7.14.14
Power

Code as Law: How Bitcoin Could Decentralize the Courtroom

Applying cryptocurrency's peer-to-peer system to legal contracts and dispute resolution could decentralize trust.
Alyssa Hertig
7.3.14
politics

Snowden's NBC Interview Reminds Us that Leaking Was the Only Option

Chronic whistleblowing and reports of a clog in proper channels points to an institutional problem.
Alyssa Hertig
5.30.14
Power

The Surveillance State Doesn't Have to Be an Orwellian Nightmare

As long as it flows in both directions.
Alyssa Hertig
5.19.14