Tag: people

Oct 19 2020

After helping Yearn.finance to $1b, Blue Kirby called it quits. But now he’s back

Oct 19 2020 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  people yfiusd

As crazy as it may sound, one of the most talked-about figures in the Ethereum and DeFi space over recent weeks has been a pseudonymous user called "Blue Kirby." After creating his account in July, Blue Kirby, under the guise of a blue version of the Nintendo character Kirby, built up a massive following on Twitter by providing users insights into...

Oct 15 2020

Charles Hoskinson and Dovey Wan join star-studded line-up for BlockDown 3.0 Spooktacular

Oct 15 2020 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  people

BlockDown 3.0 is gearing up for yet another stunning event with the virtual conference series announcing a host of big-name speakers that will join guests at the Halloween special event. Alongside several high profile chats, BlockDown attendees are in for an impressive Halloween treat, with a bonanza of top names in the industry set to sit down to discuss their latest thoughts on...

Oct 09 2020

BitMEX CTO Samuel Reed Stakes $5 Million on Upcoming Court Date

Oct 09 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  people

BitMEX's CTO, Samuel Reed, was arrested last Thursday and presented in a federal court in Massachusetts. He attended a court hearing regarding his...

Oct 07 2020

Ryan Selkis and Synthetix founder Kain Warwick face-off to debate DeFi’s future at BlockDown 3.0

Oct 07 2020 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  defi people

BlockDown 3.0 is set to host a colossal clash on DeFi as crypto visionaries make bull and bear cases for the decentralized finance movement which is sweeping the industry, the event will take place October 22-23. Ryan Selkis, co-founder and CEO of crypto data platform Messari, will take to the virtual stage alongside...

Oct 06 2020

DIA Co-Founder Paul Claudius on providing transparent data oracles for the DeFI economy

Oct 06 2020 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  defi interview people

CryptoSlate recently had the opportunity to chat with Paul Claudius, the Chief Operating Officer of DIA. Paul is a serial entrepreneur and financial markets expert. Before co-founding DIA, he was Director Europe of the nu3 group, transforming the multi-million e-commerce business into a vertically integrated brand. Paul started his professional career as part of BNP Paribas Corporate Development in...

Oct 02 2020

Political Prosecution Of Julian Assange Calls For Nonviolent Cryptographic Defense

On October 1, 2020, WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange’s extradition hearing at the Old Bailey in London came to an end. What unfolded during 18 days of hearings was a Kafkaesque show-trial of a free press, where Assange was placed behind a glass case, unable to have access to his lawyers. This is a war against journalism, and an empire’s assaults on the rights...

Sep 30 2020

As A Privacy Pioneer, Edward Snowden Left A Trail For Bitcoin

This article originally appeared in our Down The Rabbit Hole newsletter. If you want our news and analysis straight to your inbox, make sure you subscribe now! “Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson The key feature of Bitcoin is that it is free from control...

Crypto VC that thinks Ethereum will hit $1 trillion market cap admits it will have competitors

Sep 30 2020 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  altcoins ethusd people

Ethereum has been the leading smart contract blockchain of the past few years without a doubt: its decentralized applications currently have tens of thousands of daily active users, which have siphoned over $10 billion worth of cryptocurrency into these apps. Many commentators have asserted that considering these trends, Ethereum is likely to be the only relevant blockchain moving forward....

Sep 29 2020

Synthetix founder speaks on Kucoin hack of $2.5m in SNX, millions in other DeFi coins

Sep 29 2020 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  defi exchanges hacks people snxusd

Late last week, KuCoin, a notable Singapore-based exchange known for its large offering of altcoins, bit the dust. Blockchain analysts recorded a series of suspicious withdrawals from the company's hot wallets that suggested the crypto exchange was hacked. Around eight hours after the withdrawals, it was revealed that a hack had happened, through which millions were lost in...

Sep 22 2020

Craig Wright of Bitcoin SV Won’t Escape Latest Crypto Lawsuit

Sep 22 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  legal people

Bitcoin SV leader Craig Wright is involved in another court case concerning the early days of Bitcoin. According to court reports, this case involves a claim to $1 billion worth of Bitcoin. The Case In Brief The case concerns Ira Kleiman, who has filed a claim on behalf of his deceased brother David Kleiman. Allegedly, half of Wright's Bitcoin earnings rightfully belong to...

Aug 28 2020

Our Hero Hal: Fundraising For A Bitcoin Visionary

Hal Finney is remembered as one of the early pioneers of Bitcoin, a peer-to- peer electronic cash system, and an advocate for widespread use of cryptography to help enhance people's privacy. Finney was one of the biggest defenders and supporters of Bitcoin from its earliest days. He rose...

The Genesis Files: How Hal Finney’s Quest For Digital Cash Led To RPOW (And More)

Once described by PGP creator Phil Zimmerman as “the Mister Rogers of cryptography,” Hal Finney (1956) was known for his relentlessly uplifting spirit. He carried a positive perspective on life with him even when amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) paralyzed his entire body, until the Bitcoin pioneer ultimately passed away from the disease on August 28,...

Aug 26 2020

Mathew D’Souza, Bitcoin Pioneer, Dies At 29

Mathew D’Souza, the founder and CEO of Blockware Solutions and Blockware Mining and the manager of the Blockchain Opportunity Fund, died on August 21, 2020 after a seven-year battle with leukemia. He was 29 years old. D’Souza’s passing was announced by Blockware Solutions, a service provider for the...

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