• Craig Wright commit suicide
    Bitcoin,  People

    Did Craig Wright try to commit suicide with a Japanese katana?

    A witness in the ongoing lawsuit over the $10 billion in bitcoin Wright says he mined as Satoshi Nakamoto testified that a failed attempt to prove that claim led to a suicide attempt

    Shortly after the failed BBC demonstration that if successful would have proved Craig Wright is Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, software developer Gavin Andreson received an email. “All Stop. Craig has just tried to injure himself and is bleeding badly in the washroom,” it read.

  • Republic Note launches profit-sharing token
    Alt coins

    Crowdfunding platform Republic launches Note profit-sharing token

    The token sale for the Note comes as Republic embarks on a quest to democratize private investing and make it more accessible for the average consumer

    A glitzy video released by Republic says the Note allows anyone to “invest in tomorrow’s greatest minds and their brilliant creations, and succeed when they succeed.” A token sale is scheduled to commence on July 16. Each Note is going to be sold for $0.12, and an $8 million cap on sales is going to be in place.

  • Bison Trails supports ETH 2.0
    Ethereum

    Bison Trails rolls out support for Ethereum 2.0

    Platform co-founder Aaron Henshaw said he believes the first iteration of ETH 2.0 will launch this year, as Vitalik Buterin’s blockchain moves from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake

    ETH 2.0 will see the network transition from an energy-draining, expensive proof-of-work (PoW) consensus mechanism to proof-of-stake (PoS). This will effectively make miners obsolete, as blocks will instead be verified by validators who stake 32 ETH in order to run a node.

  • Crypto must-reads
    Cryptocurrencies,  Politics

    Crypto Must-Reads for June 30, 2020

    These are the crypto stories you should be following today: Senate told lead or follow on digital dollar; alt-coin market manipulation still strong; BoA says crypto equals cash; U.S. soccer stars tokenized

    Digital Dollar Project head Christopher Giancarlo tells the Senate that the U.S. must lead or follow on central bank digital currencies; crypto volume pumper’s manipulation business is still going strong; Bank of America okays crypto purchases with credit cards, but calls them cash advances; all U.S. Soccer players have been tokenized on a blockchain