Tag: people

Aug 19 2022

Terra Was “a Massive Failure in Risk Assessment”: Do Kwon

Aug 19 2022 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  do kwon people terra

The Terraform Labs CEO has admitted that he should have known the risks of UST much better. Do Kwon Reflects on Terra Collapse Terraform Labs made huge risk management errors...

Twitter influencer Hodlonaut drums up support ahead of Craig Wright trial

Aug 19 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  legal people

Influencer Magnus Granath, also known as @hodlonaut, took to Twitter to rally support for his upcoming legal battle with Craig Wright. The trial will be heard In Granath's native country Norway on September 12 and relates to a "declaratory statement" filed against Wright....

Aug 18 2022

Binance CEO CZ lashes out at Chinese media, The Block for spreading FUD

Aug 18 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  exchanges featured people

Crypto exchange giant Binance's CEO Changpeng Chao (CZ) posted a thread on his Twitter account, lashing out at the major Chinese news site 163 for publishing fake news on Binance to spread FUD. The CEO also reminded the crowd that the global crypto...

Ripple’s community turns on Vitalik Buterin over XRP tweet

Aug 18 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  ethereum people ripple vitalik buterin

Ripple community members have turned on Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Vitalik Buterin for his tweet on XRP. XRP already lost their right to protection when they tried to throw us under the bus as "China-controlled" imo:https://t.co/t6cbMtjsEV --...

We’d Rather Stop Staking Than Censor Ethereum: Coinbase CEO

Aug 18 2022 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  coinbase ethereum people

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has chimed in on ongoing debates surrounding Ethereum's ability to remain censorship resistant under Proof-of-Stake. Coinbase Wouldnt Censor Ethereum If Coinbase was forced to choose between...

Bitcoin advocate claims Vitalik Buterin does not understand PoW

Aug 18 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  bitcoin ethereum mining opinion people

Swan Bitcoin founder Brandon Quittem said that Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Vitalik Buterin does not "deeply" understand the Proof-of-Work (PoW) consensus mechanism. 1/ I said "Vitalik never understood PoW deeply" I don't know if I'm right or wrong, but here are some...

Vitalik cheers Ethereum community push back over harsh Canadian crypto rules

Aug 18 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  people regulation

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin commended community members for speaking out against new Canadian rules limiting crypto buys. Glad to see Ethereum people pushing against regulations that privilege ETH over other legitimate cryptocurrencies. (I have not dug into the details of...

Aug 17 2022

Manchester United loses against Bitcoin too — Elon would have been over 6,000x better off buying BTC

Aug 17 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  culture people

A recent Twitter spat between Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and MicroStrategy's Executive Chair Michael Saylor prompts the question of whether Bitcoin is a better buy than Manchester United. Musk recently prompted a Twitter meltdown after saying that he was buying crisis-hit Manchester United. In response,...

Terra’s Do Kwon Hires Legal Team in South Korea: Report

Aug 17 2022 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  do kwon people terra

Kwon and Terraform Labs are facing multiple lawsuits following Terras collapse in May. Terra's Do Kwon Reportedly Enlists New Lawyers Do Kwon has hired a new team of lawyers in...

Kraken CEO hopes to buy a Bugatti for 1 Bitcoin by year-end

Aug 17 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  bear market people

San Francisco-based exchange company Kraken's CEO Jesse Powell recently told Bloomberg that he was still bullish on Bitcoin and hoped to buy one Bugatti for one Bitcoin by the end...

Aug 16 2022

Kevin O’Leary says sovereign wealth funds want Bitcoin

Aug 16 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption investments people

A recent YouTube post from Anthony Pompliano showed snippets of Kevin O'Leary talking about Bitcoin interest from sovereign wealth funds (SWF). SWF refers to state-owned investment funds, usually funded by a country's trading surplus. As such, total assets managed by SWF tend to be substantial....

Alex Mashinsky Traded Celsius’ Book Before Bankruptcy: FT

Aug 16 2022 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  alex mashinsky celsius people

Celsius suffered from widely publicized insolvency issues as crypto prices crashed then filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July. Mashinsky Allegedly Traded Celsius Funds Alex Mashinsky intervened on Celsius Networks...

Vitalik wants to burn the staked Ethereum of sanction complying validators

Aug 16 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  censorship people

In a recent Twitter poll on Ethereum censorship, Vitalik Buterin revealed that he voted to punish validators complying with censorship requests by burning their staked tokens. Ethereum co-founder champions censorship-resistant approach The poll was held by software engineer Eric Wall, who asked the Ethereum...

Aug 15 2022

FatManTerra questions integrity of Do Kwon’s first interview since Terra collapse

Aug 15 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  people rumors

On August 15, the Coinage platform will air the first video interview with Do Kwon since the collapse of the Terra ecosystem. FatManTerra, who has risen to prominence by attempting to uncover what happened, questioned why Do Kwon did not select a "more neutral" news outlet to conduct the interview....

Aug 11 2022

Mati Greenspan joins WUBITS as senior adviser

Aug 11 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  mati greenspan people wubits

Mati Greenspan has joined WUBITS as a senior adviser, according to a press statement. Greenspan would advise the web3 social platform on how it can accelerate its user adoption and emerging market trends. A top executive at WUBITS, Albert...

Mark Cuban is getting sued for promoting Voyager Digital

Aug 11 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  bear market legal people

Billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, Mark Cuban, is facing a class action lawsuit by Voyager Digital investors and Mavericks fans for promoting Voyager Digital, which filed for...

Aug 09 2022

I Used Tornado Cash to Donate to Ukraine: Vitalik Buterin

Aug 09 2022 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  people tornado.cash vitalik buterin

Vitalik Buterin clarified that he used Tornado Cash to protect the recipients of the funds, not himself. Buterin Talks Tornado Cash Vitalik Buterin, the creator of Ethereum and a long-running...

US vows to ‘aggressively pursue’ crypto mixers following Tornado Cash sanctions

Aug 09 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  crime culture people politics privacy

U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken warned that the administration would continue to "aggressively pursue" crypto mixers suspected of laundering illicit funds. We’ll continue to aggressively pursue actions against currency mixers laundering virtual currency for criminals....

Erik Voorhees urges MakerDAO community to exit USDC positions after Tornado Cash sanctions

Aug 09 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  culture daos people politics privacy

Shapeshift CEO and founder Erik Voorhees recommended the MakerDAO community take precautionary measures after the U.S. Treasury sanctioned Tornado Cash. Specifically, Voorhees advised MakerDAO users to remove their USDC collateral and convert the funds into another stablecoin. But he stopped short of advocating a more censorship-resistant choice....

Aug 08 2022

Circle ‘blacklists’ all Tornado Cash ETH addresses effectively freezing USDC

Aug 08 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  legal people politics privacy regulation

Circle's USDC has "blacklisted" all Ethereum addresses owned by Tornado Cash listed in the US Treasury Department's sanction against the protocol. A...

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