• Boost VC’s Adam Draper
    Cryptocurrencies,  Innovators

    As wildfires rage on, Adam Draper shares visions of decentralized world

    Dapps will topple Facebook and Apple; geo arbitrage will free the markets

    It was a dark and smoky night this past Tuesday in San Francisco. The fires of Northern California had blanketed the tech mecca with some of the worst air quality in the world. The streets were empty and the town had a surreal cyberpunk post-apocalyptic feel, but that didn’t stop Boost VC’s Adam Draper from partaking in an epic “AMA” (“ask me anything”) with the Crypto Underground. Down a dimly lit alley, in the basement of a coworking space, dozens of blockchain founders gathered to hear insights from one of Bitcoin’s biggest proponents. Draper, who was an early investor in Coinbase, talked about how its co-founder Brian Armstrong introduced him…

  • Phishing
    Bitcoin

    Ignore this Bitcoin porn scam

    Here’s what to do if you get a suspicious email

    We’re posting the full-text of a scam email so that if you google it, you can read this sentence: Ignore this Bitcoin scam. We got this from a friend of ours recently. It’s just a riff on a common scam. Here’s the text: You can visit the police station but nobody will solve your problem. I dont live in your country. So they can not trace my location even for 4 weeks. Your device is infected by our virus. I turned on your webcam, at the moment you went to the porn-site. Now I have the record of you, caressing yourself. Having VNC session we downloaded your contactlist so if…

  • Spl.yt
    Cryptocurrencies,  Innovators

    Startup targets Amazon using blockchain tech

    How to cut Jeff Bezos out as e-commerce middleman

    What if Amazon’s third-party sellers went into business as a decentralized collective? A blockchain-enabled inventory and sales management tool called Spl.yt boasts all the technological features to make it happen. To buy something on Spl.yt is to buy it directly from the seller, with blockchain technology keeping things fair for merchant and customer alike. E-commerce sellers list their inventory for sale as tokenized assets on the blockchain, and the same technology instantly settles all payments and records customer feedback. A robust affiliate program amplifies this decentralized signal by letting existing e-commerce list Spl.yt inventory for sale and collect a cut of whatever sales they make. By displaying its collective inventory…

  • XRP & ETH
    Commentary,  Ethereum,  XRP

    XRP and ETH fight for second place a preview for bigger battle

    Bear market battle between XRP and ETH exposes strengths and vulnerabilities of each token

    Unfolding in the markets right now is a battle that has taken place several times over the past year: who will be listed at No. 2 in total market capitalization on the digital asset listing websites? Throughout most of 2018, the digital asset markets have been in a bear market tailspin. After hitting an all-time high of $1,538.13 for Ethereum’s ether and $3.92 for Ripple’s XRP (as reported by Live Coin Watch), the markets began falling just as fast as they went up. Looking back at the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018, it is easy to see where investors were acting out of “fear of missing out”…