Startups can feature strongly on the emerging blockchain landscape because “there are no barriers to entry as long as you understand the technology and see the whole new wave of possibilities”. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Most people, if they have heard of blockchain technology, still associate it with just one of its many possible uses: the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. The(...)

Co-founders of Red Hat Robert Young (left)  and Marc Ewing in  1998. Photograph: Candice C  Cusic/AP

In 1998, while out in California, I received a press notification for what looked to be an unusually compelling panel at an annual conference of inter(...)

Jon Matonis: [Running the foundation is like] “going downhill in a go-cart trying to keep the wheels on.” Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The Bitcoin Foundation’s executive director, Jon Matonis, travels the world to promote the virtual currency as a replacement for traditional money.(...)

The world’s biggest technology companies have agreed to donate millions of dollars to set up a group that will fund improvements in open source(...)