• Winklevoss twins launching Gemini Cryptobus campaign in New York CIty, January 2019. (Photo by Gemini Twitter)
    Bitcoin

    Winklevoss twins hit the streets to take on Coinbase and Robinhood for retail customers

    Gemini launches Bitcoin giveaway to battle two giants

    In a surprise announcement over the weekend, Tyler Winklevoss, co-founder & CEO of crypto exchange Gemini, tweeted, “Let’s play a game: Spot the @Gemini Crypto Bus. Reply to this tweet with your pics and #CryptoBus, best one wins 1 bitcoin (BTC). Right now they are in San Francisco, Chicago, and Washington D.C. Happy hunting!”

  • The Blockchain Deathmatch at SXSW in action. From left to right: University of Texas at Austin's Cesare Fracassi, IBM OpenTech’s Christopher Ferris, St. Mary’s University School of Law's Angela Walch, and Bitcoin Core developer Jimmy Song (photo by Omar L. Gallaga for Modern Consensus).
    Bitcoin,  Technology

    ‘Deathmatch’ panel on private versus public blockchain heats up at South by Southwest

    Arguments over what it means to be truly decentralized

    A panel over the future of walled-garden blockchain nodes versus so-called “permissionless” blockchain stopped short of getting personal, but was still more contentiously vocal than most talks at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. It included IBM OpenTech’s Christopher Ferris, a computer scientist and author of the company’s Blockchain Pulse blog; St. Mary’s University School of Law professor Angela Walch, who is also a research fellow at the Centre for Blockchain Technologies at University College London; and Jimmy Song, a venture partner for Blockchain Capital, Bitcoin Core developer, and author.

  • Hadera Hashgraph DJ
    Alt coins,  Cryptocurrencies,  Innovators

    We went to the big Hadera Hashgraph party at SXSW so you wouldn’t have to

    At least Hedera Hashgraph isn’t in the party planning business

    How long are you willing to wait to get into a party? Unveiled this week as a paradigm shift in cryptocurrency technology, Hedera Hashgraph kept the publicity rolling with a party at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, on Friday afternoon. Curious crypto enthusiasts started forming a line outside the venue shortly before the posted 1 p.m. start time, but unknown technical or logistical issues kept the would-be attendees at bay for an additional 35 minutes. People were grumpy! No big deal—Hedera Hashgraph is in the cryptocurrency business, not the party planning business. When the crowd was finally let inside from the Texas heat, morale improved in no time. There…