Special thanks
to our supporters

  • Jolene Galegher
  • Andrew Lenards
  • Janet Marcotte
  • Paul d'Hedouville
  • Jennifer Phillips
  • Drew Pearson
  • Ida Tarbell
  • Newton B & Sunny Link Ashby
  • Rocco's Little Chicago
  • Ernie Pyle
  • Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation
  • & many more!

We rely on readers like you. Join them & contribute to the Sentinel today!

Hosting provider

Proud member of

Local Independent Online News Publishers Authentically Local Local First Arizona Institute for Nonprofit News
Automated teller machines that are popping up in the Valley include a growing number that deal in cryptocurrencies, a digital form of money.

Cryptocurrency, or more simply virtual cash, allows users to pay for goods and services without physical currency and because it is decentralized it bypasses bank fees. The use of digital cash in collaboration with blockchain technology provides added security and transparency features that current financial institutions don’t have. Read more»

The sponsor of an Arizona law that allows electronic signatures on contracts is calling that measure a “little stab” at adopting blockchain technology that backers call “bulletproof” to hacking.

Arizona is one of a half-dozen states to embrace blockchain legislation, and lawmakers here hope it will bring new business to the state. Read more»

The Federal Election Commission today unanimously ruled that federal political committees may accept a limited amount of Bitcoin to fuel their election efforts, but some questions are still unanswered about how political committees may use digital currency. Read more»