• Iron Mike Tyson (© Glenn Francis, www.PacificProDigital.com).
    Alt coins,  Media

    Crypto media fooled by fake Mike Tyson cryptocurrency

    A story in VentureBeat and Cointelegraph about an Iron Mike-backed blockchain startup for fighters is on the ropes

    Say this in Mike Tyson’s lisping, high-pitched voice: “As a seasoned fighter, I want to mentor future generations, especially future action stars and make sure there’s a path to career success and fair compensation. Building this global platform for them is a passion of mine.”

  • China's flag and bitcoin
    Asia & Australia,  Cryptocurrencies,  Libra

    Chinese central banker says digital yuan coming soon

    The central bank-issued digital currency will not be on a traditional blockchain and will not disrupt the existing financial system, according to the People’s Bank of China official

    The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) Deputy Director Mu Changchun said the bank’s “digital currency can now be said to be ready” at the China Finance 40 Forum in Yichun this weekend, according to Shanghai Securities News.

  • Media

    Extremist site 8chan turns to blockchain tech

    The ‘anything goes’ message board, a rallying place for white supremacists, is now hosted by a company that uses Bitcoin cryptography

    If it’s racist, misogynistic, extremist, or glorifies violence, you’ll find it on 8chan. In the wake of the El Paso Walmart shooting that killed 20, the hate-filled message board has moved to privacy-first hosting provider ZeroNet, which uses Bitcoin cryptography, after being kicked off its previous host, Tucows. 8chan was also dropped by Cloudflare, the Internet security and infrastructure company that protected it against DDoS attacks, according to Forbes. Both Tucows and Cloudflare acted after the El Paso mass-shooter posted a hate-filled screed to the anything-goes site popular with white supremacists. “8chan is almost like a bulletin board where the worst offenders go to share their terrible ideas,” Jonathan Greenblatt,…

  • Blockchain
    Technology

    Blockchain will grow to $15.9 billion in 2023, IDC reports

    Enterprise blockchain technology has proved its worth, and will grow to almost six times its current size over five years

    Corporate adoption of blockchain technology has reached a “tipping point” that will see spending grow dramatically the next four years, reaching $15.9 billion by 2023, according to a report released on August 8 by the well-respected research firm IDC.