Paying per computational step could mitigate distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) and abusive spam when launched against a large number of targets at a near zero margin cost. The potential benefits of this pay-per-computation model for the mitigation of network abuse cannot be understated.

On March 11 smart contracting platform Ethereum surpassed a total market capitalization of over $1 billion USD.

Blockchain technology stands to radically transform our concept of the corporation where machines, not humans, are both the customers and employees.

Augur aims to be the decentralized prediction market of the future. We had a chance to interview with one of the co-founders, Jeremy Gardner.