Tag: people

Jan 15 2021

Fixing Crypto’s Silos

Jan 15 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  fintech interoperability opinion people

Our fragmented status quo - thousands of tokens, hundreds of dapps - will not work indefinitely without interoperability.

Charles Hoskinson tells Jack Dorsey that Cardano is working on a decentralized social media initiative

Jan 15 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adausd adoption people technology

Charles Hoskinson, the CEO of IOHK, called on Jack Dorsey not to create a decentralized social media standard within Twitter. He said that Dorsey’s Blue Sky project should be made open-source so that the entire crypto industry can contribute to it. In the exchange, Hoskinson revealed that IOHK was working on a mysterious project that could...

Jan 14 2021

Financial Advisor Urges UK Government to Ban Bitcoin

Jan 14 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  ban bitcoin people uk

Neil Liversidge, a British independent financial advisor, has launched a petition demanding legislation "to prohibit transactions in cryptocurrencies in the UK." So far, he's found little traction....

Sci-Hub Leaves Handshake Blockchain After 2 Days, Citing Centralization Concerns

Sci-Hub, a pirate library of academic papers censored by Twitter, PayPal and domain systems, left the distributed domain platform Handshake after two days, unsatisfied by the level of decentralization.

Jack Dorsey defends his ban of Donald Trump and advocates for Bitcoin’s model

Jan 14 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption btcusd election 2020 people

The Twitter founder is a known Bitcoin advocate. But a recent action saw his platform getting embroiled in controversy. Why ban Trump? Twitter founder Jack Dorsey took to his platform this morning to explain banning the account of incumbent US President...

Winklevoss Twins Considering Taking Gemini Public: Report

Jan 14 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  gemini ipos news people winklevoss

"We are certainly open to it,” Cameron Winklevoss said in the interview.

Michael Saylor: Bitcoin is a better bet now than tech stocks were in the early days

Jan 14 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption btcusd people

Since charging onto the crypto scene late last year, MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor has become something of a Bitcoin poster boy. MicroStrategy became the first public listed company to hold Bitcoin as part of its treasury policy. At the time, the move was met with trepidation from a number of the firm's shareholders. They questioned whether being cash-light, Bitcoin-heavy was the...

Jan 13 2021

The Downside of Crypto Donations

Jan 13 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  charity crypto donations opinion people

Nonprofits and their supporters are turning to crypto to avoid taxmen, middlemen and restrictive lawmakers. Unless they do their homework, nonprofits face restrictions of a different kind.

Bobby Ong on why he started CoinGecko, building a team in Malaysia, eschewing venture capital and more

Jan 13 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  interview people

CryptoSlate recently had the opportunity to chat with Bobby Ong, the co- founder of CoinGecko. CoinGecko was established in April 2014 and is the largest independent cryptoasset data aggregator in the world. Bobby is a contributing author in two digital currencies books – Handbook of Digital Currency, 1st Edition and Handbook of Blockchain, Digital Finance, and Inclusion, Volume 1....

Prominent crypto skeptic admits he may have underestimated Bitcoin

Jan 13 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  analysis btcusd people

Bitcoin bounces at $30k support to allay fears of a complete capitulation. Nonetheless, the 30% drop from last Friday's high was a real wake-up call for investors. More so for the over-leveraged longs who, to their detriment, chose to ignore the warning signs. As much as recent weeks have been a boon for hodlers, yesterday's dip...

Jan 12 2021

Brian Brooks, Crypto-Friendly OCC Leader, Steps Down

Jan 12 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  people

United States regulator Brian Brooks will soon step down as Comptroller of the Currency, according to a Politico report. Brooks Leaves as Biden Takes Office Brooks first took over as Acting Comptroller of the Currency May 2020. In November 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump nominated him for a full five-year term as...

Gensler Said to Be Named SEC Chairman: Reuters

Gensler has testified before Congress about cryptocurrency and blockchain on multiple occasions.

Anchorage Hires Celsius’ Asaf Iram as Head of Risk

Jan 12 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  anchorage news people

Digital asset custodian Anchorage has hired its first Head of Risk.

KardiaChain CTO on bringing the whole Vietnamese population onto the blockchain, crypto predictions and more

Jan 12 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption interview people

CryptoSlate recently had the opportunity to chat with Huy Nguyen, CTO and Co- Founder of interoperable blockchain, KardiaChain. Before founding KardiaChain, Huy spent 10 years working at Google, building large-scale distributed infrastructure. Huy studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at UC Berkeley. In the interview, we...

Jan 11 2021

Bitcoin Bull Run: OGs on Why This One’s Different

Jan 11 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin long read people

Trump, COVID-19, massive money printing. Voorhees, Shrem, Wan, Carlson and others on bitcoin's big boom, and what's changed from 2017.

Now Is the Time to Advance the Decentralized Web

Jan 11 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  decentralized storage opinion people web 3.0

After the U.S. Capitol insurrection and Twitter's unilateral ban of President Trump, decentralizing the web has never been more necessary.

Community reacts as Dan Larimer exits EOS even after $4 billion ICO

Jan 11 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  eosusd people

The EOS founder left after three years of working on the high-speed blockchain project. But critics aren’t impressed. Bye, EOS Daniel Larimer, CTO at EOS code maintainer and operator Block.one, has permanently departed the project, as per a post by the firm on...

Yearn.finance founder hints at collaboration with top DeFi protocol Curve

Jan 11 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  altcoins crvusd defi people yfiusd

Over the past few months, Yearn.finance (YFI) has been on a collaboration spree. Late last year, project founder Andre Cronje announced that it would be absorbing Pickle Finance, a DeFi yield aggregator. This was followed by a series of other announcements in which Cronje revealed that Yearn.finance would be...

Jan 10 2021

EOS Plummets After Block.one CTO Dan Larimer Resigns

Jan 10 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  block.one dan larimer eos people steemit

Dan Larimer announced his resignation as chief technology officer (CTO) of the crypto company, Block.one. The company is responsible for building an alleged "Ethereum killer" and earned over $4 billion during an ICO promising the same. Larimer: "All Good Things Must Come to an End"...

Jan 09 2021

Think How Well Bitcoin Would Be Doing if You Could Actually Buy It

Jan 09 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin people retail investors

Bailey Reutzel on the frustrations many newbie investors must be facing right now.

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