• Data Sheet-Can Blockchain Break the Power of the Web Giants?

    12 days ago - By Fortune

    I've been a committed skeptic about cryptocurrencies and their underlying technology, blockchain, pretty much since I started learning what they were. Given the plunge in values of currencies no one seems to need and the high hype-to-utility ratio of the tech it is based on, I'm feeling pretty good about my skepticism.
    And yet, two sets of comments I heard at the Fortune Global Tech Forum in Guangzhou last week gave me pause. After all, it's somewhere between ill-mannered and foolish to refuse to be open-minded about topics others find so redeeming.
    The first argument, voiced by Chinese...
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