Bitcoin futures in Europe? Derivatives exchanges wait to place their bets

Bitcoin futures have started trading on regulated exchanges in America as of Sunday, and their European counterparts are watching to see how things play out across the Atlantic before launching cryptocurrency derivatives of their own. Investors across the world can now turn to the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and soon the Chicago Mercantile Exchange […]


A chat with Julia Reda, Pirate Party MEP, on digital surveillance and corporate lobbying in Europe recently met with Julia Reda, an Member of the European Parliament for Germany’s left-leaning Pirate Party (Piratenpartei Deutschland). Founded in 2006, the German Pirates seek to harness today’s digital revolution to build an open-information society where copyright and intellectual property rules are loosened and made more flexible. While they have been swept out of […]

Screen Shot 2017-11-27 at 10.35.57 Report: A Deep Dive into the Baltic Startup Ecosystem(s) today released an in-depth report on the Baltic startup ecosystem(s) at the Digital Freedom Festival in Riga. The report features an data-driven look at how the technology startup scenes in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia have evolved in the past four years, zooming in on trends in funding and M&A transactions. The report also features […]


Russian cybersecurity firm with alleged Kremlin ties wants to bring elections online – and protect them with the blockchain

A Russian cybersecurity firm accused of helping Kremlin spies conspire against the United States is promising to bring elections into the digital age through – what else? – the blockchain. Polys, as it is called, is an online platform that allows for large organizations or municipalities to organize an online vote. Security is guaranteed through […]