• 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.

  • To avoid prison, do not tweet your illegal North Korean visa (via Twitter).
    Ethereum,  People

    Report: Virgil Griffith gets $1 million bail in North Korean sanctions-busting case

    The Ethereum developer was accused of teaching the pariah regime to use blockchain and cryptocurrency to launder money at a conference in April

    A federal judge set bail for Virgil Griffith at $1 million, over the vigorous protests of the Department of Justice. He is accused of assisting the pariah regime in evading U.S. sanctions using blockchain and cryptocurrency.

  • Trash panda buffet (via Wikimedia Commons).
    Technology

    Deloitte: Blockchain can help fresh food industry save the world

    Just 4% of the suppliers and retailers of meat and produce are using blockchain. But with the population skyrocketing and 40% of food wasted, that will have to change

    With the number of mouths to feed set to grow 50% by 2050, fresh food manufacturers and suppliers have to do a better job getting food to market before it spoils. More than 60% are planning to use blockchain to do that, according to a new study.