Bitcoin's value, then, has been built on an evolving series of narratives which have drawn in successive waves of buyers.
Increasing currency volatility rings alarm bells and calls existing monetary system into question.
Most analysts IBT/Newsweek spoke to are worried about a crypto bubble.
With budgets under pressure, investment banks and asset managers are now asking whether better surveillance controls are possible through more efficient means.
With the value of crypto-currencies soaring in recent months, it's not hard to see why cyber-criminals have jumped on the bandwagon.
Mining cryptocurrencies requires a setup of a large number of computers operating simultaneously, leading to consumption of a lot of electricity.
Public blockchain networks live or die by the strength of their communities.
Like the dot-com bust of the early 2000's, real companies - like Amazon, Google, eBay, or PayPal - will emerge through a crowded field of tulips.
Gabriel Solomon is Head of Government & Industry Relations, Europe and Latin America at Ericsson.
Nick Martyniuk looks at how DLT is making industries go green
Doug Barrowman, Founder, EQUI, looks at the evolution of VC funding towards blockchain tokens.
Crypto price volatility and recent scandals surrounding centralized cryptos prove that future blockchain projects should look for better solutions to improve the market's investment climate.
With upcoming SEC regulation, only Blockchain start-ups that permeate transparency & authenticity will succeed.
There is not a single reason that anyone should be objectified sexually in a professional business setting in the 21st century.
Messari just closed a seed round led by Anthemis Group, Blockchain Capital, CoinFund, Digital Asset Investment Company (DAICO) and Matthew Roszak.
Keith Graham, Chief Technology Officer, SecureAuth, examines some attacks which exploit today's trade-off for easy user experience.
Stark Riedesel, security consultant at Synopsys, points to a recent scan of Ethereum smart contracts that identified 34,200 vulnerable contracts.
In reality, smarter technologies are more likely to complement the workforce, rather than shift the human element out of large parts of their organisation.
The Internet has transformed the way we live our lives and run our businesses. But with it has come a new, and fast-growing, type of crime.