• Fake Tethers under fake bitcoins.
    Bitcoin,  Tether,  United States

    Tether’s bank said to be ‘desperate’ for cash

    Noble may be looking for funding while Tether traders unsuccessfully try to unload large amounts of the coin

    A Puerto Rico-based startup bank is said to be struggling to survive and that could have repercussions in the cryptocurrency markets. Noble Bank is trying to keep afloat and has been frantically searching for funding, according to two highly placed sources, including one at a large cryptocurrency exchange. The bank, with a large chunk of assets coming from Tether’s U.S. dollars, is said to have reached out to at least one large holder of the “stablecoin” in hopes of getting a cash lifeline, but the solicitation was rejected. The source would not elaborate on the size of the request. “If Noble doesn’t get cash soon, they will only have a…

  • Zachery Ty Bryan
    Bitcoin,  Ethereum,  Innovators,  Media

    Former ‘Home Improvement’ star is now an agriculture blockchain entrepreneur

    Zachery Ty Bryan’s new role is ‘Green Acres,’ blockchain-style

    Your food makes a lot of stops on its way from the farm to your plate. The agricultural production chain is riddled with middlemen—packagers, distributors, logistics, and beyond—each one of them taking their cut. The humble farmer ultimately receives a fraction of the value of his goods, and he is often the last person paid in the process. But in the same way that cryptocurrency technology circumvents the middlemen in financial transactions, it’s now being implemented to change how produce moves around the world while ensuring farmers make more money. It’s a project called Producer’s Market, and it has some unlikely star power attached to it: Zachery Ty Bryan of…