• Fireblocks launches Asset Transfer Network
    Technology

    Targeting institutions, Fireblocks launches Asset Transfer Network

    The digital asset transaction platform connects financial institutions and exchanges, streamlining transfers, eliminating middlemen, and securing transfers

    Backed by Fidelity, Fireblocks is designed to transfer assets transparently, quickly, and securely on-chain, the company said. It currently supports more than 200 cryptocurrency tokens, moving $9.2B in digital assets each month.

  • ICE indicts Venezuelan Petro leader
    Cryptocurrencies,  Politics

    U.S. puts $5M bounty on head of Venezuela’s Petro Superintendent

    Superintendent of Venezuela Government Cryptocurrency Joselit Ramirez Camacho was indicted for money laundering, violating U.S. sanctions, and working with designated drug kingpins

    Joselit Ramirez Camacho, is “accused of having deep political, social and economic ties to multiple alleged narcotics kingpins, including the country’s former vice president, Tareck El Aissami,” according to a statement released on June 1 by the ICE Homeland Security Investigations division.

  • message calling Craig Wright a liar
    Bitcoin,  People

    Andreas Antonopoulos confirms: BTC-signed message calling Craig Wright a liar is legit

    Is it an ‘Ah-ha!’ moment or an ‘Uh oh!’ moment for Ira Kleiman, who is suing for half of the $10 billion in bitcoins Wright claims he mined as Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto?

    The credibility of Craig Wright’s claim to be Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto took another hit on May 25, when he was called a liar in a message signed by 145 of the 16,404 Bitcoin block's addresses he told a court in January he had mined.

  • Bitcoin Pizza Day
    Bitcoin,  Commentary

    Bitcoin Pizza Day: 10 years on, $91M pies

    A booming bitcoin and the adoption of blockchain technology by multinational corporations, leading financial institutions, and even governments shows how far Satoshi Nakamoto’s dream has come

    It’s Friday, May 22, 2020, and two pizza pies cost $45.90 at Stromboli's, across from my apartment in New York City. But 10 years ago, in Florida, two pies from Papa John’s cost Laszlo Hanyecz about $41—or 10,000 bitcoins, which is how he paid. And how Bitcoin Pizza Day was born.