About Michael Scott

The “Big Bitcoin Heist” On Ice

In what has been coined the “big bitcoin heist,” 600 computers used for bitcoin mining have been stolen from data centers across Iceland. Authorities in that sparsely populated island nation on the Arctic Circle say that it’s the largest series...

Op Ed: I Forgot Bitcoin’s Birthday, or Did I?

I’ve long been paranoid about forgetting the birthdays of those I’m close to. These feelings have recently taken on a whole new meaning as the birthday of my girlfriend of three months is??? Kidding, I’m on it; it is the...

Op-Ed: A “Bit” Of What I Learned In 2017

2017 no doubt has been an interesting one with me, with two geographic moves within the U.S. and a new significant other. It has also been an experiential year for me personally regarding the everyday use of bitcoin and crypto....

Bitcoin’s Interesting Flight Path with PrivateFly

Bitcoin’s soaring rise in price has led to its growing popularity and intrigue among businesses. And there’s one company that sees a major upside with this cryptocurrency relative to private jet flights. PrivateFly is a rapidly-growing, disruptive business model in...

Reshaping the Global Poverty Narrative One Block At A Time

Over the years, economist Hernando de Soto has relentlessly advocated for the construction of a global property registry system to address the property rights of citizens throughout the developing world. Now in a groundbreaking development, de Soto and Overstock founder...

Bits and Blocks of Ideas: Feature Interview With Anari Sengbe, founder of ProducTank

At any given time during his workday, Anari Sengbe’s mind is brimming with ideas. A self-described blockchain and online gaming junkie, Sengbe’s digital insights and product prototypes have been sought out and employed by major companies like Mercedes Benz, HP,...

Blockstream Satellite Ignites Bitcoin Access

On August 15, Blockstream, a leading provider of blockchain technologies, launched Blockstream Satellite, an innovative service that provides free access to the Bitcoin network. It will target an estimated four billion people currently not connected to the internet, due to...

WikiLeaks Accepts Zcash: Why It Is Raising Eyebrows

In a move viewed as highly questionable within some cryptocurrency and libertarian circles, non-profit media group WikiLeaks, founded in 2006 by Australian computer programmer Julian Assange announced that it is now accepting donations via the privacy-centric cryptocurrency zcash. WikiLeaks recently...