Tag: nic carter

Jun 24 2022

3 Lessons From The Oslo Freedom Forum: Carter, Mahboob, and Volkov on Bitcoin

The Human Rights Foundation’s biggest event of the year took place last month in Norway. The Oslo Freedom Forum defines itself as a “global conference series bringing together human rights defenders from around the world to speak truth to power.” And the organization’s Chief Strategy Officer, Alex...

Jun 21 2022

Tim Draper’s Bitcoin Studio Hosts Demo Day

The accelerator’s three-month program aims to support Bitcoin startups and hone their pitches in order to present to investors and get project funding.On June 16, 2022, the Draper Decentralized Studio hosted a demo day for their accelerator candidates to propose solutions to an invite-only group of 60-plus investment funds, angel investors and media. With Tim Draper, Alyse...

May 17 2022

Why Terra Collapsed and Whether an Algo Stablecoin Can Ever Succeed

Nic Carter, general partner at Castle Island Venture, Eric Wall, former Chief Investment Officer of Arcane Assets, and Erik Voorhees, founder of ShapeShift, discuss what happened with the TerraUSD (UST) and LUNA fiasco, Do Kwon’s responsibility, the impact on the crypto ecosystem, and much more. Show highlights: how Erik used to...

Apr 23 2022

The New China: Is New York Actually Going To Ban Proof-Of-Work Mining?

The state of New York is about to shoot itself in the foot yet again. First, the infamous BitLicense drew all cryptocurrency companies away and now they’re considering banning Proof-Of-Work mining. Or at least making it very hard for mining facilities and home miners to operate from the state. The New York State Assembly will soon vote on a bill that will “create...

Apr 12 2022

Bitcoin 2022 Recap, GA Day 2. Morning: Booth, Pysh, Carter, Back, van Wirdum & More

The last day of the Bitcoin 2022 conference was sort of a letdown. The big- name speakers didn’t deliver, the announcements were mild and there was no El Salvador moment. That was in the afternoon, though. In the morning, the bitcoin-famous speakers did their thing and brought forth interesting ideas and doubled down on their theories. The host was comedian and YouTuber JP Sear....

Mar 30 2022

The Bitcoin Community Reacts To Greenpeace And Ripple’s Latest Attack

With the “Change The Code” campaign, Greenpeace and Ripple rubbed the bitcoin community the wrong way. The reactions kept coming throughout the day. Bitcoiners saw through the campaign’s literal intention and interpreted it as an attack on the protocol. And they weren’t quiet about it. In fact, they wouldn’t shut up. Related Reading |...

Jan 20 2022

What U.S. Lawmakers Need To Know About Proof-Of-Work Mining’s Energy Consumption

Today, Proof-Of-Work mining’s environmental impact is the topic at hand in the U.S. Congress. The House Energy and Commerce Committee is probably debating the subject right this minute. Will they use sources from both sides of the debate or will they rely on the sensationalist reports that have the world up in arms? Can we trust the U.S. lawmakers to do their due...

Oct 14 2021

Ted Cruz Said Bitcoin Will Strengthen Texas’ Electrical Grid, What Does He Mean?

It’s official, Ted Cruz is a bitcoiner now. However, take into account that he is Senator for Texas, and the state is quickly becoming the biggest Bitcoin hub in the USA. The politician might be catering to his constituency, but that doesn’t take away from his message. “In five years I expect to see a dramatically different terrain with Bitcoin mining playing...

Oct 10 2021

ETH’s Vitalik Buterin Blasts El Salvador’s Bitcoin Law. Is He On To Something?

It seems like Vitalik Buterin was dying to comment on El Salvador’s Bitcoin Law. A pseudonymous user posted this unpopular opinion on Reddit: El Salvador President Mr Nayab Bukele should not be praised by Crypto community.”...

Sep 17 2021

Lessons From The “This Machine Greens” Bitcoin Documentary, Pt 1: Net Positive

What does the “This Machine Greens” title suggest? It’s a documentary about Bitcoin mining. The thesis is that the process is “a net positive for the environment.” The aim was to “dispels many of the misconceptions about Bitcoin mining.” Can the team behind...

Jun 21 2021

Article 7: Is It Obligatory For Vendors To Receive Bitcoin In El Salvador?

Every economic agent in El Salvador must find a way to accept Bitcoin and the law comes into force in less than 90 days. Yikes! The controversial Article 7 of President Bukele’s Bitcoin law sparked analysis, a few interesting conversations, and doubt. Can they even enforce it? Is it ethical? Aren’t they coercing the population? Is it necessary? Is there something everyone’s missing?...

May 28 2021

Vitalik Doubles Down on Proof-of-Stake: It Could Solve Bitcoin’s Problems

Competitors are milking Elon Musk’s misconceptions about Bitcoin’s energy consumption for all their worth. The general public and legacy media won’t shut up about this previously resolved can of worms. And when Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum, received the question, he didn’t hesitate....

May 24 2021

Are China’s Miners Relocating To Other Countries? Are They Selling Their BTC?

Bitcoin can’t catch a break. The attack continues. In China, the miners are running for their livelihood. The country pledged carbon neutrality by 2060, and they seem to think Bitcoin mining is in its way. The risks inherent to leveraged trading are also under review. This is the first time a high-ranking member of the Chinese government expresses a determination to act....

May 21 2021

Cryptocurrency Is “Here To Stay”

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Feb 08 2021

Nic Carter’s Castle Island Ventures Closes $50M Investment Fund

The early stage VC will continue to invest around its primary thesis: "that public blockchains are changing the world."

Nov 10 2020

The Case for Bitcoin Banking (Despite Cred’s Bankruptcy)

Nov 10 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  blockfi business nic carter opinion

The failure of a Bitcoin bank reinforces the merit of a Bitcoin-based financial system, says our columnist.

Jul 31 2019

SEC Raises ‘Securities’ Alarms: Plans to Probe into These Cryptocurrencies

The SEC has issued a tender for companies to apply for setting up nodes to monitor on-chain Off-the-shelf companies (COTS) with tailor-made products and solutions will be eligible to apply. It essentially means that it only includes existing companies which are already engaging in research and monitoring activities. The SEC wishes the company to "support The post SEC Raises 'Securities' Alarms: Plans to...

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