• Lakiha "Kiki" and Mike Tyson (Courtesy of Lakiha Tyson).
    Alt coins,  People

    EXCLUSIVE: Mike Tyson’s wife/manager on the fight against bogus Tyson Token

    The boxing champion’s wife tells Modern Consensus how Chinese fugitive Shi Jianxiang forged claims that he supports the Fight to Fame blockchain and its Tyson Token

    Former boxing champion Mike Tyson is embroiled in a dispute with Fight to Fame, a blockchain startup which has been very publicly claiming that he not only endorsed the company and its planned “Tyson Token” cryptocurrency, but that he is a co-founder and active member of the company. The company has said it plans to host a series of fights around the world, selecting the most popular fighters for a reality TV show and then Hollywood action movies. Tokens would be used by fans to vote for and bet on their favorite fighters, as well as support other projects.

  • Craig Wright (by Brendan Sullivan for Modern Consensus).
    Bitcoin

    Wright and Wrong: Bitcoin SV billionaire loses another round to the late Ira Kleiman

    Conflicting statements and a fraudulent piece of evidence doom Craig Wright’s attempt to toss out a lawsuit that could cost him billions

    When a judge denies your motion to throw out a lawsuit against you by quoting Sir Walter Scott’s famous line, “Oh! What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive,” it’s not a good thing. Thus it’s fair to say, nChain founder Craig Wright, the Bitcoin SV (BSV) backer and self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto, did not have a good day in court on August 15. Although, to be fair, he wasn’t threatened with handcuffs this time.

  • Ripple (XRP)
    Ripple,  XRP

    Ripple bets big on micropayments with $260 million grant to Stefan Thomas’ Coil

    The 1 billion XRP grant former to its former CTO’s startup is intended to undercut the Web’s current advertising and subscription revenue model while expanding the use of XRP

    Ripple announced Thursday that it is giving its former CTO more than $260 million to change the way content is paid for on the Web. Ripple’s Xpring initiative to invest in companies building the XRP cryptocurrency ecosystem gave a 1 billion XRP grant to Coil, a micropayments company founded by former Ripple CTO Stefan Thomas.

  • Mike Tyson at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas (Photo by Eduardo Merille, via Wiki Commons).
    Alt coins,  Media

    Mike Tyson’s wife/manager blasts fake crypto story posted by VentureBeat, Cointelegraph, Decrypt

    Blockchain start-up Fight to Fame’s claim that the boxing champ is part of the company is false, she tells Modern Consensus

    Mike Tyson’s wife—who is also his manager—told Modern Consensus that the former champion has never been involved with Fight to Fame. The company claims to be building a cross-media entertainment platform that would combine blockchain technology with live fights, movies, TV, and social media to give fighters more money and control of their careers.