To say there’s a lot of hype and speculation surrounding cryptocurrencies would be the understatement of the past few years. It seems like everyone from celebrities like Snoop Dogg and Paris Hilton to Ivy League institutions has jumped onto the crypto bandwagon. While some investors have full-on grabbed the crypto bull by the horns, I’ve been more of a crypto-skeptic, cautiously exploring blockchain and, more generally, distributed ledger technology and the kinds of problems they’re uniquely suited to solve. Read more here