• 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.

  • Chairman Mao sees you illegally trading cryptocurrency (via David Dennis, CC-BY-SA 2.0)
    Bitcoin,  Regulation

    Was China’s digital yuan behind Binance’s Shanghai office closing?

    The November closure of a Shanghai office connected to a major crypto exchange may have presaged a broader crackdown as China prepares to launch a virtual currency

    The high-profile closing of a Shanghai office used by the Binance exchange in late November appears to have been an early example of China’s latest crackdown on cryptocurrency trading.

  • No $4.6 million lunch, but at least Justin Sun has PewDiePie
    Alt coins,  People,  Politics

    Another smackdown for Tron’s Justin Sun

    Chinese social media site Weibo shut the hyper-marketing cryptocurrency mogul’s account, as well as one run by the CMO of cryptocurrency exchange Binance

    Tron CEO Justin Sun’s exuberant marketing skills may have come back to bite him again. And Tron (TRX) coin holders are along for the ride. Sun's Weibo account was shut down on Dec. 12, according to Dovey Wan, a founding partner at venture capital firm Primitive Ventures.

  • President Xi Jinping of China, speaking to G20 summit in Hamburg on July 7, 2017 (via Wiki commons).
    Asia & Australia,  Bitcoin

    No, China’s President Xi Jinping didn’t cause a Bitcoin rally

    Pundits and maximalists are just trying to see what they want to see

    Like 1960s campus radicals, Bitcoin maximalists are enthusiastically praising the wisdom of a leader of Communist China. That’s because President Xi Jinping called for his country to “take the leading position in the emerging field of blockchain.”