• Photo of Mike Tyson by Jerry Metellus
    Alt coins,  People

    Billionaire ‘Tyson Token’ backer Shi Jianxiang to throw down with boxing champ

    Accused of masterminding a multi-billion-dollar Ponzi scheme in China, Fight to Fame’s backer calls Tyson a liar, threatens defamation suit

    We’re not sure how powerful a punch Chinese billionaire Shi Jianxiang (in Chinese: 施健祥) can throw, but he’s threatening to go head to head with former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson—well, at the very least in a courtroom. That’s because the bout between Iron Mike and Shi’s sports-related blockchain project Fight To Fame (in Chinese: 一战成名) is heating up on the pages of Modern Consensus.

  • Anthony "Pomp" Pompliano on Bloomberg Television. Let's see if that ever happens again.
    Bitcoin,  Litecoin,  Media,  Opinion

    Halving halfwits: Anthony Pompliano’s feud with Bloomberg’s Joe Weisenthal over who’s the greater fool

    What seemed like a Twitter fight over the Efficient Market Hypothesis is really about something else

    Have you heard of “The Halving?” Many—if not most—retail traders and investors may not have heard of it. Those that have probably don’t care all that much about it. For that reason, all those HODLers who take up a lot of space on Reddit and Twitter give themselves a pat on the back.

  • Daniel Gorfine, chief innovation officer of the Commodities Futures Exchange Commission and director of LabCFTC (photo by Lawrence Lewitinn for Modern Consensus).
    United States

    Blockchain champion Daniel Gorfine to leave CFTC

    Creator of LabCFTC to go back to the private sector

    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is losing one of its top blockchain-friendly officials to the private sector. Daniel Gorfine, the agency's first chief innovation office and the director in charge of LabCFTC, is quitting the agency in two weeks to go back to the private sector. There is no word yet where he is going.