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Bitcoin in de koppen: BitLicense arriveert, maar Wild West blijft

Na de doodstraf vorige week van Silk Road, Ross Ulbricht, was het niet verrassend om te zien hoe het debat rond het gebruik van bitcoin in illegale activiteiten werd hervestigd.

Forbes publiceerde een stuk van Jason Bloomberg waarin de auteur de link van de digitale valuta naar het Deep Web schetste. Hij schreef:

“Silk Road kingpin Ross Ulbrichts recente overtuiging en levenslange straf was meer dan alleen een harde greep op een enorme online zwarte markt voor illegale drugs. Het was een spijker in de kist voor de radicale nieuwe cryptocurrency bitcoin, zoals bitcoin de lijm was die Silk Road bij elkaar hield. ”

Backtracking, Bloomberg vroeg hoe belangrijk de ondergang van Silk Road was voor bitcoin, opmerkend dat dit deel uitmaakte van een doorlopend debat.

“Controverse is echter niets nieuws voor bitcoin, sterker nog, het lijkt erop dat het verhaal van deze digitale valuta niets anders is dan controverse,” schreef hij en voegde eraan toe: “In feite is misschien de grootste uitdaging voor bitcoin het waarzeggen van de waarheid. Het echte doel van de technologie Vroege vernieuwers hadden vaak radicale Libertarische doelen voor een revolutie in het banksysteem en daarmee de wereldeconomie. ”

“Door derden te disintermediëren, beloofde bitcoin een nieuwe wereldorde in te luiden die vrij is van marktkoop,” merkte Bloomberg op.

Desondanks blijkt de auteur schijnbaar negatief over de prestaties van bitcoin.

“Bitcoin werd al snel een toevluchtsoord voor criminelen – niet alleen Silk Road, maar een aantal witwassers en andere schaduwtypen die op zoek zijn naar een anonieme, relatief veilige methode voor het uitvoeren van financiële transacties, met name over de nationale grenzen,” zei hij .

Read the entire article at https://nl.all4bitcoin.com/bitcoin-in-headlines-bitlicense-arrives-but-wild-west-remains-1637.

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Jason Bloomberg is a leading IT industry analyst, Forbes contributor, keynote speaker, and globally recognized expert on multiple disruptive trends in enterprise technology and digital transformation. He is ranked #5 on Onalytica’s list of top Digital Transformation influencers for 2018 and #15 on Jax’s list of top DevOps influencers for 2017, the only person to appear on both lists.

As founder and president of Agile Digital Transformation analyst firm Intellyx, he advises, writes, and speaks on a diverse set of topics, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, devops, big data/analytics, cybersecurity, blockchain/bitcoin/cryptocurrency, no-code/low-code platforms and tools, organizational transformation, internet of things, enterprise architecture, SD-WAN/SDX, mainframes, hybrid IT, and legacy transformation, among other topics.

Mr. Bloomberg’s articles in Forbes are often viewed by more than 100,000 readers. During his career, he has published over 1,200 articles (over 200 for Forbes alone), spoken at over 400 conferences and webinars, and he has been quoted in the press and blogosphere over 2,000 times.

Mr. Bloomberg is the author or coauthor of four books: The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013), Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (Wiley, 2006), XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996). His next book, Agile Digital Transformation, is due within the next year.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink from 2001 to 2013, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting), and several software and web development positions.

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