• Twetch's "Elon Moist"
    Alt coins,  People

    Twetch CEO “Elon Moist” says the internet will pay you to use social media

    Having come out as Josh Petty, the social media platform’s CEO and founder discusses micropayments, what a ‘free internet’ really means, and why he chose the controversial BSV blockchain

    Twetch CEO Josh Petty (aka "Elon Moist") believes the internet will pay you to use social media in the future. An ad-free, decentralized social media application where you can make money from content creation and own your data, Twetch has been profitable from day one according to Kermit the CEO.

  • Ian Balina
    Alt coins,  Cryptocurrencies,  Media

    Keeping your cool after losing $2.5 million: Ian Balina talks to Modern Consensus

    ‘The category of hate that I get is different from other influencers that don’t look like me’

    One amazing thing  about crypto culture is that there are few heroes and many villains. People have muted feelings towards Satoshi Nakamoto and Bitcoin Pizza Guy yet they make memes about how much they hate Roger Ver, a guy who actually spends time working on the blockchain. To make sense of this, we sat down with one of crypto’s most successful—and controversial figures—Ian Balina. Non-traders might recognize Ian as the guys who got $2.5 million stolen from his account in the middle of his own livestream. Until then, Balina had been so successful that he was known for “The Ian Balina Effect” for the success that followed him. This is…

  • FBI
    Alt coins,  Cryptocurrencies,  Media,  People

    Victim of $2 million livestreamed theft claims FBI involvement, responds to allegations

    Ian Balina seems to be having a rough week and some are now making big accusations

    We love a good heist story. But there’s a big difference between the Icelandic heist where $2 million in mining rigs were stolen and the story from Monday where a single crypto YouTuber named Ian Balina lost $2 million to hackers. “I’ll be ready to talk when the criminal has been arrested,” he told Modern Consensus Tuesday. “We have identified who did it and this is a lot bigger than me. Other big names in crypto have been hacked by this criminal. Currently working with FBI, that’s all that I can say.” A representative from the FBI field office in New York City could not confirm they were investigating the…

  • crypto theft
    Alt coins,  Innovators

    How to have $2 million in crypto stolen from you while the whole world watches on livestream

    Trading streamer Ian Balina learned not to store passwords on Evernote

    A popular YouTuber was robbed of millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency on Monday as hundreds of people watched it live. Crypto trader Ian Balina was two hours into a livestream about the latest crypto coin offerings when a user told him that hackers stole $2 million from his account. “Ian, did you know that somebody transferred all your tokens from your account,” one user asked in the comments. “Hope that it’s controlled movement.” The popular streamer brushed it off and noted that lots of people were commenting and it was hard to keep up; anyone who reads the comment section of a livestream will find them a bit random…