• Civil is yesterday's news
    Alt coins,  Media

    No longer Civil: Blockchain-based journalism network is yesterday’s news

    The Civil team, which aimed to offer high-quality journalism funded by a crypto ecosystem, will be joining ConsenSys to work on other projects

    Civil was the first company to make a full-throated attempt at offering high-quality journalism powered by blockchain. But now, after a series of unfortunate missteps, the embattled firm is yesterday’s news—and its network will go into “hibernation” after barely 18 months in action.

  • Cointelegraph's new editors: Jay Cassano (left) is editor in chief while Dylan Love (right) is news editor (courtesy of Cointelegraph).
    Media

    EXCLUSIVE: Cointelegraph finally gets new editors

    Veteran investigative journalist Jay Cassano is now editor in chief, Dylan Love is head of news

    Crypto news site Cointelegraph now has two new editors. Veteran journalist Jay Cassano will be taking the helm of the publication as editor in chief, while Dylan Love will be head of news. Though still widely read in crypto, Cointelegraph had been officially rudderless since mid-September. That’s when executive editor Olivia Capozzalo and head of news Molly Jane Zuckerman simultaneously quit. As proof for those who believe crypto journalism is one giant revolving door, Zuckerman has been a contributor to Modern Consensus, a role her replacement at Cointelegraph used to hold for about nine months.

  • Composing room of the New York Times (photo by Marjorie Collins via Wiki Commons from U.S. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black & White Photographs)
    Crypto Power Lists,  Media

    The New York Times jerks the blockchain

    Publishers hope tools like micro-payments, smart contracts, and improved tracking can rebuild their businesses without cutting them out of the content supply chain

    The New York Times might be jumping into the blockchain business. Despite publishing an article about blockchain-based media platform Civil’s failed initial token offering titled, “Alas, the Blockchain Won’t Save Journalism After All,” the Times on March 13 posted a job listing for a “Lead, Blockchain Exploration” position which it described as “a forward-looking leader who will help envision and design a blockchain-based proof of concept for news publishers.”

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