• Kathleen Breitman
    Alt coins,  Innovators,  Media

    Blockchain cofounder Kathleen Breitman says she is ‘cool as a f—ing cucumber’; launches Twitter tirade when challenged

    Tezos’ cofounder just delivered a strange, profanity-laced interview and then flipped out on Twitter when criticized about it

    On Thursday, blockchain publication Breaker posted a flattering 6,700-word interview with Kathleen Breitman, cofounder of the controversial Tezos blockchain. Launched officially last month, Tezos bills itself as a new blockchain that can enable smart contract execution, but with a built-in governance system designed to avoid hard forks in its rules. During her Q&A with Breaker, Breitman aggressively defended the work of the Tezos Foundation, peppering her comments with invective and swears that raised some eyebrows online. Then Breitman and her cofounder at Tezos, Arthur Breitman (her husband), took to Twitter seemingly with the goal of burning off the eyebrows of those who’d raised them. That's because @mdudas will never do…

  • Bitfinex
    Media,  Tether

    Bitfinex’s new tactic: Attack journalists

    Tether’s sister company goes after reporter who published something they didn’t like

    Bitfinex, the embattled exchange with a reputation for opaqueness, has taken on a combative approach against journalists—specifically, targeting one from a big name in crypto reporting. About a week ago, CoinDesk’s David Floyd began focusing on the crypto soap opera that is Bitfinex and Tether. On October 19, he wrote a piece about how traders were moving their Tether tokens on to Kraken. It appears those traders were then selling their tether for U.S. dollars because the exchange rate touched a low of 85 cents. “With users apparently unable to convert their USDT into dollars in the way envisioned by Tether’s white paper, they seem to be trying to accomplish…