• Avanti unveils advisors
    Cryptocurrencies,  People

    ‘A new type of bank’: Avanti Financial Group moves forward

    With a trio of influential advisors and an oversubscribed angel funding round, the Wyoming-based financial group is vowing ‘to serve the digital asset industry by offering solutions that can only be provided in the U.S. by a regulated bank’

    Wall Street veteran turned Wyoming Blockchain Coalition co-founder Caitlin Long’s fledgling digital asset-focused bank has enlisted a veteran cryptographer, and experienced regulator and Fidelity Digital Assets’ lead blockchain architect.

  • Nakamoto bitcoins just moved
    Bitcoin,  People

    50 of Satoshi Nakamoto’s bitcoins just moved. Maybe.

    The transfer of $489,000 in BTC from a digital wallet created in February 2009 re-energized speculation about the identity of Bitcoin’s creator, and Craig Wright’s claim to that mantle

    Wright is being sued by Ira Kleiman, the adopted brother of Wright’s late partner, Dave Kleiman, for half of a 1.1 million bitcoin fortune. Those bitcoins are thought to have been mined by Satoshi Nakamoto at the beginning of the first blockchain.

  • You've seen the meme, now meet the man: blockchain entrepreneur Kyri Andreou, better known as "gym friend" (via Instagram).
    People

    Gym friend: Bitcoin community could use a little more masculinity

    Kyri Andreou, the infamous ‘gym friend,’ works out every day, avoids carbs, and can’t believe a simple pic at the gym become such a big issue

    Kyri Andreou, 62, a blockchain entrepreneur who lives in Malaysia and pumps iron every day, had no idea that a photo of him standing next to a young woman he knew from the gym would end up making him famous in the cryptocurrency world. He's still a little bemused by it all.

  • You vs the guy she tells you not to worry about (via Twitter).
    People

    ‘Gym Friend’ meme war: Troll trolled after trolling troll

    Blockstream CSO and well-known troll Samson Mow managed to turn a minor meme-poster into a crypto-Twitter celebrity by getting offended. Accusations of sexism, phony DCMA takedown notices, and censorship followed

    Blockstream CSO and thin-skinned troll Samson Mow's Gym Friend meme war turned a minor joke into a saga with allegations of sexism, fraud, and censorship.