• PewDiePie and Justin Sun. A perfect storm of hype (via DLive, Tron).
    Alt coins

    Justin Sun’s BitTorrent buys DLive streaming platform

    The Tron founder said that PewDiePie-favored DLive will abandon its Lino blockchain in favor of Tron, used by decentralized peer-to-peer service BitTorrent

    Tron founder and CEO Justin Sun’s decentralized peer-to-peer filesharing network BitTorrent has bought DLive, the blockchain-based livestreaming home of world No. 2 YouTuber PewDiePie.

  • Modern Consensus 100 Most Influential People in Crypto 2021
    Crypto Power Lists

    The Modern Consensus 100 Most Influential People in Crypto 2021

    The individuals moving, shaking, and shaping cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology right now

    Coming up with a list of the 100 most influential people in crypto and blockchain is hard in any year. But doing it in 2021 is particularly difficult as the industry advanced from moving into the mainstream to actually being in it. And that makes “influence” a moving target.

  • ripple YouTube settle giveaway scam lawsuit
    Ripple,  XRP

    Ripple CEO settles YouTube giveaway scam lawsuit

    Brad Garlinghouse sued the streaming video platform last year after it refused to act or dragged its feet in taking down channels that used his company, name, and likeness to steal XRP

    In a March 9 Twitter thread, Garlinghouse said that while the terms of the agreement were confidential, “we’ve now come to a resolution to work together to prevent, detect and take down these scams.” The lawsuit was filed on April 21 last year, after Garlinghouse complained that fraudsters on the streaming video platform had stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars from XRP supporters using his name and likeness.