• 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...

  • Forte co-founder and COO, Kent Wakeford (Photo by Martine Paris).
    Innovators,  Ripple,  Technology

    Forte’s $100 million Ripple-backed fund draws top developers at GDC, says COO Wakeford in interview

    Why the future of gaming could lie in the cloud and on the blockchain

    Forte Labs, the latest venture from Kabam founder Kevin Chou and former Kabam COO Kent Wakeford, had an overwhelming response at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco this past week. This comes on the heels of announcing its brand new $100 million fund backed by Ripple that will enable traditional games to add key blockchain features.

  • Asiff Hirji, Emilie Choi, and Brian Armstrong
    Cryptocurrencies,  Innovators

    Exclusive: Coinbase set to acquire SF startup Koding

    Fast-growing exchange adds to talent pool with code collaboration platform

    Coinbase, the San Francisco-based digital currency exchange, is firming up an offer to acquire Koding, the cloud-based developer platform that allows coders to collaborate remotely in real time, Modern Consensus has learned. Koding’s technology is well-regarded among the San Francisco VC community, though it’s unclear how rosy its business prospects would be as a stand-alone enterprise. The company claims to have more than 1 million users worldwide. Its premise of real-time matching a person with an idea in, say, Germany with a Python coder in Sri Lanka has attracted early funding from RTP Ventures, Greycroft, Matrix and Khosla. Now, according to sources interviewed by Modern Consensus, Coinbase is in the process of…