• 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.

  • Nakamoto bitcoins just moved
    Bitcoin,  People

    50 of Satoshi Nakamoto’s bitcoins just moved. Maybe.

    The transfer of $489,000 in BTC from a digital wallet created in February 2009 re-energized speculation about the identity of Bitcoin’s creator, and Craig Wright’s claim to that mantle

    Wright is being sued by Ira Kleiman, the adopted brother of Wright’s late partner, Dave Kleiman, for half of a 1.1 million bitcoin fortune. Those bitcoins are thought to have been mined by Satoshi Nakamoto at the beginning of the first blockchain.

  • Libra hires Robert Werner
    Alt coins,  People

    Libra Association hires another exec with financial enforcement experience

    Robert Werner, a former director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, will become the stablecoin governing body’s general counsel

    Robert Werner "brings a wealth of regulatory, financial crime compliance and enforcement experience from his work in both the public and private sectors,” the Libra Association said on May 19.