It’s not a good time to be a bank executive in Bangladesh. On February 4th, a process of events started that would sap $81 million from Bangladeshi banks and eventually cause us to question the security behind the SWIFT protocol, the global standard for banking security. Let’s take a few steps back and explain what… Continue reading The End of SWIFT Banking?
Identities are strange things. You don’t get to choose them any more than you get to choose your hair colour or the place where you’re from.You are born with an identity whether you like it or not, and it’s how we shape our identities that makes a difference. What we do with our natural abilities… Continue reading We Build Differently
Last week we made the case for why we think Blockchain Could Save the World, but that was more of an general overview without all the nitty-gritty how people around the world are actually using it.This week we’re putting our money where our mouths are and highlighting specific use cases where the blockchain could have… Continue reading A Different Kind of Revolution
Created during the hype surrounding Chris Wright's public statement regarding the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, this infographic is an easy-to-read timeline concerning only the hard facts about what we know of Bitcoin's mysterious founder.
Published for TALK Magazine in October 2010 On the afternoon of July 25th, a group of self-organized citizens descended upon the Jiangnanxi metro station in matching t-shirts and placards with phrases like ‘speak Cantonese or go home’ written on them. This was in response to a TV network decision to broadcast its content strictly in… Continue reading Is Time Up For Cantonese?
Published for TALK Magazine in September 2010 It was nearly six months ago that Bangkok found itself playing host to Thailand’s scariest urban conflict in over 30 years. Each night, people from around the world tuned in to hear about an escalating protest in a country not known for its violence. A country so dependent… Continue reading Bangkok’s Back, Baby!
Published for Paper Magazine in September 2011 A Better Battery Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Library in California have been working on a new type of battery composite that uses a substance known as graphine, a microscopic chicken-wire looking compound that when heated, can produce a faster charging, longer lasting lithium battery. The graphine… Continue reading Eureka!