OneCoin, whose leaders have been indicted on wire and securities fraud as well as money laundering, took umbrage with a recent report by the Central Bank of Samoa calling the crypto project a “hybrid ponzi-pyramid scheme.”
Up-and-coming Ethereum Foundation researcher Danny Ryan talks with Decrypt about how testnets are taking the network to Ethereum 2.0.
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Research firm Chainalysis reports that one-third of the total Ether supply is held by 376 people.
Luxury goods company LVMH, which includes subsidiaries Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, and other rarefied brands, has partnered with ConsenSys and Microsoft to develop a blockchain-based platform to verify products’ authenticity.
2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, a favorite among bitcoiners, told a crowd at Consensus 2019 that if he were elected, “[W]e are going to have some fun in terms of the cryptocurrency community.”
A ProPublica investigation revealed that two ransomware companies claiming to use high-tech means to recover victims’ data instead paid bitcoin ransoms to the hackers. Customers don’t know they’re paying extra.
Though rumors have been swirling for a year, Hard Fork this week confirmed that the blockchain startups have dissolved their offices in the UK. RepuX, a data-sharing project, made a hearty $4.7 million off its ICO last March, while gambling coin JoyToken took in $3.3 million.
After Keybase announced integration of Stellar on its platform, Gab has threatened to fork the open-source chat software and swap its XLM wallet for a Bitcoin Lightning Wallet. The famously anti-censorship social network previously forked the Brave browser. It’s all part of Gab’s evolution into what CEO Andrew Torba calls a “free speech software company.”