It was a big year for Bitcoin, and perhaps even more so for the blockchain technology underpinning Bitcoin. The news was not always positive, but did include several major milestones that pushed the price of Bitcoin to increase by more than 30 percent over the full year.
The blockchain’s rise to popularity especially over the past year has mainly been driven by the fact that companies have started to realize that blockchains can be used for many more purposes than just digital currency transactions.
Overstock is intending to transform Wall Street, and a new altcoin addresses Bitcoin’s governance issues.
Overstock is bringing the blockchain to Wall Street, and Satoshi Nakamoto may have been identified (again).
Goldman Sachs is creating its own cryptocurrency and a large Ukrainian bank is embracing Bitcoin.