• People

    Arianna Simpson becomes Andreessen Horowitz’s new deal investor

    The Autonomous Partners founder starts work at the famed VC firm next month

    Andreessen Horowitz (also known as a16z) has a new deal investor.  Arianna Simpson, who is the founder and managing director of crypto hedge fund Autonomous Partners, announced on Twitter Friday that she will be joining the team as of March. 

  • Respectable crypto leaders or mugshot array? Don't ask Rep. Brad Sherman... (via Nakamoto)
    Bitcoin,  People

    Bitcoin journal Nakamoto’s rocky start

    Growing pains and hints of dissent have given the star-studded ‘pro-Bitcoin’ project more drama and attention than it hoped for

    Touted as a general interest journal for the crypto community, Nakamoto launched on Jan. 4—the 11th anniversary of Bitcoin’s genesis block. And it had enough cryptocurrency star power to garner immediate attention, with list of nearly 60 contributors that reads like a “Who’s Who” in crypto. But cracks have already started forming...

  • Martine Paris interviewing Facebook's Kevin Weil at SF Blockchain Week (via @GCODigital).
    Libra

    Full speed ahead for Calibra, says Facebook’s Kevin Weil | Interview

    Libra’s co-creator on scaling blockchain for financial inclusion

    It’s been a pretty intense month for the Libra Association, whose stablecoin has come under intense scrutiny from the U.S. Congress and the G7 over fears of destabilizing the global financial system when it launches next year.

  • Facebook's chief seems to be losing, for once. (Anthony Quintano via Wikimedia Commons)
    Libra

    Despite being called ‘global threat’, Libra Association launches

    A signing ceremony by the cryptocurrency’s members was overshadowed by dropouts and a report calling stablecoins a threat to the global economy

    Facebook’s wounded Libra Association formally voted itself into existence on October 14, electing a board and choosing officers. The ceremony was overshadowed by the loss of seven original members including Mastercard and Visa.

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