• Right and Wrong
    People

    Modern Consensus 100 Most Influential: Who got it right and who got it wrong

    The good guesses, the triumphs, the screw-ups and the downright disasters of 2020

    In an industry as young and volatile as crypto, and especially with all the money sloshing around in it, the triumphs and tragedies—or at least successes and screw-up—can be be enlightening and sometimes funny. It’s also a good preview to The Modern Consensus 100 Most Influential People in Crypto 2021, which went live today.

  • Bitcoin.org Wright is wrong
    Bitcoin,  People

    Bitcoin.org says Wright is wrong, refuses to delete ‘his’ Bitcoin Whitepaper

    Self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto Craig Wright’s copyright claim to own the Bitcoin Whitepaper led to the website taunting him to cryptographically prove that he is the real Bitcoin creator

    Lawyers representing the Australian nChain chief scientist have demanded that Bitcoin.org and BitcoinCore.org take down their copies of Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin whitepaper—claiming that this amounts to copyright infringement. But in a blistering blog post, Bitcoin.org said it was having none of it—and declared that it was refusing to unpublish the whitepaper because “these claims are without merit.”

  • crypto billionaires
    Bitcoin,  Cryptocurrencies,  People

    Hunting Crypto Whales

    Forbes’ latest foray into the world of crypto billionaires doesn’t harpoon many

    This year Forbes instead aimed to rank those whose crypto holdings were the largest, which is a difficult endeavor. It turns out that most people are not keen to disclose the most intimate details of their financial holdings. While citing only four holders of cryptocurrency recently worth more than $1 billion, Forbes writes, “Along the way, some crypto investors have gotten very rich. At least five have recently crossed into the billionaire ranks, possibly quite a few more.”

  • Craig Wright going to trial
    Bitcoin

    Craig Wright is going to trial

    After two years, the preliminaries in Ira Kleiman’s $10 billion lawsuit against the man who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto are over and the argument is heading to a jury

    Wright, chief scientist of nChain and genuinely father of the Bitcoin SV cryptocurrency, has long claimed to be Nakamoto, which would give him possession of the 1.1 million BTC. While virtually no one in the cryptocurrency industry believes his claim, the estate of Wright’s late partner at the time those bitcoins were mined in the project’s early days, Dave Kleiman, does and wants half.