• Alex Frenkel, general manager of Kin Ecosystem (via LinkedIn)
    Alt coins

    Despite SEC lawsuit against Kik, Kin Ecosystem is growing, claims GM | Interview

    Alex Frenkel sees developer interest in tokenomics gaining steam

    Kin Ecosystem is alive and well, according to its general manager, Alex Frenkel. That’s despite the Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit against Kik Interactive, the company which created Kin. The SEC claims the Canada-based messaging app sold unregistered securities to U.S. investors during its 2017 ICO. The complaint stopped short of alleging that the Kin token—which is governed by Kin Ecosystem—is a security.

  • Blockchain Capital’s Jimmy Song speaking at the Bitcoin 2019 Crypto PR Lab afterparty (photo by Martine Paris).
    Bitcoin

    Crypto pundits are unfazed by market volatility

    A look at the halving, the whale, and the Bitcoin faithful

    Martine Paris talked with crypto pundits, Jimmy Song, venture partner at Blockchain Capital and author of Programming Blockchain; Alex Frenkel, GM of Kin Ecosystem; Michael Terpin, CEO of Transform Group and co-founder of BitAngels; and Alex Mashinsky, founder and CEO of Celsius Network. What follows are their views on the likely causes of the wild parabolic swings.

  • Charlie Shrem at Ben's Deli in Manhattan (Ken Kurson)
    Bitcoin,  United States

    With bitcoin at $11K, Charlie Shrem gives his thoughts on the bull run | Modern Consensus Interview

    The crypto pioneer gives his take on Bitcoin’s market comeback and Facebook’s Libra

    I had a chance to talk with crypto visionary, Charlie Shrem, best known for pioneering the buying, selling, and spending of Bitcoin at hundreds of retail locations including CVS, Duane Reade, 7-Eleven, Walmart, and Walgreens.

  • Brad Stephens in the Blockchain Capital office in San Francisco (photo by Martine Paris).
    Innovators

    INTERVIEW: Blockchain Capital’s origin story is steeped in gaming lore

    Martine Paris interviews Brad Stephens about everything from video game currencies to Facebook’s GlobalCoin

    When the sons of legendary investment banker Paul Stephens met Mighty Ducks star Brock Pierce, they were avid World of Warcraft gamers and he was amassing an empire of digital goods exchanges where players could buy, sell, and trade valuable in-game items and virtual currency. Together they would go on to form Blockchain Capital, the first venture capital firm to fund the blockchain ecosystem.