• Calling the (un)caped crypto crusaders! (via Pixabay)
    Cryptocurrencies,  Technology

    Student crypto crime-fighting league forms

    Cryptocurrency intelligence firm CipherTrace will provide education and tracking tools to students for hands-on training solving real thefts and scams

    CipherTrace is working with the student-founded Blockchain Acceleration Foundation in California and Mexico and several universities to create the CipherTrace Defenders League.

  • The Madison Blockchain Hackathon, 2018 (via MouseBelt).
    Innovators

    New Blockchain Education Alliance goal: Attracting top talent fresh out of school to blockchain

    Created by blockchain accelerator MouseBelt, the group has attracted partners like the Stellar Development Foundation and TRON.

    Blockchain accelerator MouseBelt announced it has joined with more than a dozen firms to create the Blockchain Education Alliance, aimed at attracting students to the industry.

  • Lucas Geiger said OpenLibra is going to hijack Libra, but in a "non-adversarial" way (Lane Rettig, via Twitter).
    Libra

    OpenLibra plans fork to create Facebook-free version of Libra stablecoin

    A group of blockchain developers threatened to split the Libra cryptocurrency’s blockchain and create a competitor free from corporate control

    Facebook’s Libra stablecoin may be years from becoming a reality, but that didn’t stop a group of blockchain companies calling itself OpenLibra from announcing plans to fork the stablecoin. News of the preemptive split came at the Ethereum developer conference Devcon 5 in Osaka, Japan on October 9. Lucas Geiger, co-founder of blockchain infrastructure firm Wireline, described the OpenLibra project, as aimed squarely at the corporate control of Libra. Essentially, OpenLibra would be pegged to the Libra coin, a cryptocurrency which will be backed by a basket of fiat currencies to keep its price level. Using the tagline “lock the door open,” the newly launched OpenLibra website called itself an…

  • UCLA's Royce Hall (Image by Katz Gohsend from Pixabay).
    Innovators

    Accelerator MouseBelt funds college blockchain education

    The $1 million program at UCLA and two other California University’s is intended to bolster educational opportunities and find companies to back

    MouseBelt, a blockchain and cryptocurrency accelerator, has announced a partnership with UCLA and two other University of California campuses to directly fund courses and research projects in the field.

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