• Head of news Molly Zuckerman (left) and managing editor Olivia Capozzalo (right) bid das vadanya to Cointelegraph (Image composite based on LinkedIn profile pictures).
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    Two top editors quit Cointelegraph

    Executive editor and head of news leave leading crypto news site

    Olivia Capozzalo, who was Cointelegraph’s executive and managing editor, and Molly Zuckerman, who served as the site’s head of news, recently gave notice. Their next move has yet to be announced. Their profiles remain on the “About Cointelegraph” page.

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    Must-reads for October 26, 2018: Crypto’s pay-to-play, Coinbase cuts, and other stories

    These are the crypto stories you should be following today

    We Asked Crypto News Outlets If They’d Take Money to Cover a Project. More Than Half Said Yes (Breaker) This is the little article burning up the cryptosphere today. Corin Faife of The Breaker posed as a Moscow-based public relations agency and contacted several crypto news sites, asking them if he could pay for favorable articles on their website. “Of the 22 outlets who replied conclusively, 12 of them—more than half the total—were willing to publish paid content without disclosing it as such,” Faife writes. The sites that were willing to take money were: CryptoNinjas Cointelligence Coinsepeaker CryptoPotato Blokt BTCManager Coinidol AMB Crypto Globalcoinreport Cryptovest Bitcoinist NewsBTC Keep that in…

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    Blockchain cofounder Kathleen Breitman says she is ‘cool as a f—ing cucumber’; launches Twitter tirade when challenged

    Tezos’ cofounder just delivered a strange, profanity-laced interview and then flipped out on Twitter when criticized about it

    On Thursday, blockchain publication Breaker posted a flattering 6,700-word interview with Kathleen Breitman, cofounder of the controversial Tezos blockchain. Launched officially last month, Tezos bills itself as a new blockchain that can enable smart contract execution, but with a built-in governance system designed to avoid hard forks in its rules. During her Q&A with Breaker, Breitman aggressively defended the work of the Tezos Foundation, peppering her comments with invective and swears that raised some eyebrows online. Then Breitman and her cofounder at Tezos, Arthur Breitman (her husband), took to Twitter seemingly with the goal of burning off the eyebrows of those who’d raised them. That's because @mdudas will never do…