• "And they're coming to take me away ha-haaa. They're coming to take me away ho-ho hee-hee ha-haaa." (via Pixabay)
    Innovators

    Ex-Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne sells stock, doubles down on crypto

    In a farewell letter to his former co-workers, Byrne gives crypto wild man John McAfee a run for his money in the conspiracy theorist championship

    Overstock.com’s founder Patrick Byrne ended his connection with the online retailer he built into a giant in much the same way as he ended his tenure as its CEO a month ago: bizarrely.

  • Who's the jackass now? (via Pixabay)
    Bitcoin

    We interview the Bitcoin YouTuber who scammed a scammer

    A con artist pitching ‘double your bitcoin every 24 hours’ was herself taken in by her would-be sucker

    A Canadian Bitcoin YouTuber turned the tables on a scammer this week, convincing a con artist—who promised to double bitcoin investments in 24 hours—to send him $50 worth of the cryptocurrency. He promptly passed it along to Bitcoin Venezuela, a charity providing food in the suffering country.

  • Actual photo of the late QuadrigaCX CEO Gerald Cotten trading fake accounts using Star Wars-themed names (via Pixabay).
    Bitcoin

    QuadrigaCX looted via Star Wars-themed dummy accounts, phantom trades

    Gerald Cotten’s theft was long-planned and deliberate, with the exchange’ platform designed not record what he did

    The fifth report of the trustee for failed cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX is in, and you’ll be shocked—shocked!—to learn that the late Gerald Cotten was a crook.

  • Igor Pejic, author of "Blockchain Babel" (publicity photo).
    Technology

    In ‘Blockchain Babel,’ a warning for banks and FinTechs

    Igor Pejic’s new books sees blockchain bringing misunderstanding, opportunities, and looming threats to the financial sector

    If there’s one theory at the heart of Igor Pejic’s new book, “Blockchain Babel: The Crypto Craze and the Challenge to Business,” it is that when it comes to using blockchain technology to remake the banking business, neither the financial institutions looking to maintain their dominance nor the FinTech firms trying to topple them understand each other, or how much they need each other.