• John McAfee
    People

    EXCLUSIVE: Interview with the McAfee employee who accuses him of sex trafficking

    As John McAfee makes harsh counter-accusations, a look into the life of crypto’s nuttiest character

    On May 16 at around 3 p.m., reports surfaced that crypto wildman John McAfee had been arrested in the Bahamas. “Developing events have made it necessary for John McAfee to go dark. Please be advised that this account will be operated by staff until further notice. More details will be released in time,” he said in a statement via Twitter just before noon.

  • Charlie Shrem at Ben's Deli in Manhattan (Ken Kurson)
    Bitcoin

    Charlie Shrem’s new podcast focuses on stories of Bitcoin’s early days

    The Untold Stories podcast centers on interesting people at the heart of Bitcoin’s wild west days from 2011-2014

    Hot on the heels of his legal victory over the Winklevii, Bitcoin bad boy and early adopter Charlie Shrem has unleashed a new podcast looking at the early days of the first cryptocurrency and the blockchain technology on which it’s built.

  • New York State Supreme Court building in Lower Manhattan showing the words "The True Administration of Justice" on its facade (via Shutterstock).
    Tether

    Judge Joel Cohen orders New York Attorney General Letitia James to prove jurisdiction over Bitfinex and Tether

    The New York State Supreme Court may throw out the charges if no New Yorkers were harmed

    A court on May 22 ordered New York State Attorney General Letitia James to prove her office has the right to sue Bitfinex and Tether for fraud and securities law violations.

  • Bitcoin pizza
    Bitcoin

    Crypto community celebrates bitcoin pizza day

    We honestly don’t know what this whole blockchain industry would look like if this first transaction hadn’t been such a ringing success

    Wednesday, May 22 is Bitcoin Pizza Day. That’s because on May 22, 2010, two pizza pies were bought by a person named Laszlo Hanyecz through a bitcoin forum. While the pies themselves were mundane, the transaction was revolutionary—they were bought with 10,000 bitcoins, worth roughly $41 at the time. Since then it has become blockchain’s pretty much only holiday.