• Voice can shout down Facebook
    Cryptocurrencies,  Technology

    Block.one: With $150 million Voice can shout down Facebook

    After incubating Voice for nine months, Block.one injected $150 million into the social news platform that’s aiming to tackle the rise of fake news

    Now independently operated, Voice is being billed as a “social news platform that rewards users and content creators,” and has the rather ambitious goal of tackling deficiencies in the media industry—namely the proliferation of fake news and concerns over data ownership.

  • MakerDAO debt auction
    Cryptocurrencies,  Ethereum,  Technology

    MakerDAO debt auction achieves its goal, late bidders reap reward

    Bad debt worth millions of dollars has been covered through the debt auction, but compensating people wiped out by 0 dai bids is still being debated

    MakerDAO has nearly wrapped up its first-ever debt auction—an event designed to cover millions of dollars in bad debt triggered by the ether flash crash on March 12. It seems that those who participated in the debt auction early got a bad deal compared with those who waited to take part later.

  • 2020 100 Most influential People in Crypto v5
    Crypto Power Lists,  People

    The Modern Consensus 100 Most Influential People in Crypto 2020

    The individuals moving, shaking, and shaping cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology right now

    Coming up with a list of the 100 most influential people in crypto and blockchain is hard in any year. But doing it in 2020 is particularly rough. That’s because the industry didn’t just advance last year, it went mainstream. And that makes “influence” a lot harder to define.

  • Shopify helps Facebook’s Libra frontman David Marcus
    Alt coins,  Regulation

    Shopify joins Libra, providing badly needed win

    The Libra Association’s long losing streak came to an end today as the global e-commerce firm Shopify announced its membership in the stablecoin project

    After a long, painful string of defections, the Libra Association finally has some good news to announce. A new member, retail e-commerce site Shopify, made the $25 million commitment to join on Feb. 21.