Ethereum today is where bitcoin was in 2010 – raw infrastructure, lack of developers, and plenty of skeptics.

The ability to create something that is not duplicable in the digital world has enormous value.

The creators behind the interplanetary file system (IPFS) hope that in 10 years, the majority of the world's data is stored and distributed with their technology.

The bitcoin lightning network is an off-chain payment channel that provides instant, high-volume micropayments while removing risk of trusted third parties. Recently, we had the chance to ask one of the inventors, Joseph Poon, a few questions surrounding this new technology and how they are planning to use the lightning network to benefit bitcoin users.

Recently, I had the chance to ask core developer Peter Todd a few questions about the controversial BitcoinXT hard fork and what he thinks is the best course of action for scaling the technology.

Did John Nash help invent bitcoin? Nash's work on ideal money is represented in the most fundamental aspects of bitcoin's economic nature.

There are some drawbacks associated with sidechains but they are not unsolvable. The benefits of sidechain innovation will be insurmountable, and will enable an age of 'trustless computing'.

Satoshi Nakamoto set in motion the unraveling of the nation state and the end of central banking - two closely related institutions that have directed history since history has been recorded.

In the long-run bitcoin technology will transform the distribution and access to information in a manner similar to internet and smartphone technology.