• Milo Yiannopoulos appears at LeWeb'13 Conference @ Methodist Central Hall, Westminster in London on June 5, 2013 (via Wiki Commons).
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    Opinion: On Milo Yiannopoulos getting kicked off of Coinbase 3 minutes after joining

    Alt-right clown Milo Yiannopoulos got kicked off of crypto trading platform Coinbase in just three minutes—a record no doubt. He had previously been banned from funding site Patreon after just one day. Unlike a digital crypto wallet, the U.S.-based exchange follows a strict KYC (know-your-customer) protocol that involves submitting proof of ID to get your Coinbase Pro account working. So while Bitcoin is free and open, Milo’s ability to link it to a U.S. bank account is not.

  • Charlie Shrem at Ben's Deli in Manhattan (Ken Kurson)
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    William Shatner just name-checked Charlie Shrem on Twitter

    This morning, William Shatner took to Twitter and said something strange and inscrutable to his 2.52 million. That’s typical. What’s less typical is that his subject was cryptocurrency. And he dropped the name one of bitcoin’s earliest adopters and most fervent evangelists, Charlie Shrem. In a tweet peppered with emojis, the Star Trek actor (and I hate to reduce him to that description because it fails to reflect how great he was as the villain in a latter-era Columbo, not to mention singer, author, screenwriter, director, celebrity pitchman, and horse breeder) tweeted: So @coindesk – 👍🏻 & 😘 is a thank you I do here for liking a tweet of mine…

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    Bitcoin,  Cryptocurrencies,  Innovators,  Media

    Crypto probably definitely has a gender problem

    Just over one week ago, World Crypto Con was touting how well-balanced the genders were for their speakers’ agenda. Did you know half the speakers at World Crypto Con are women? Lady bosses are taking over blockchain! pic.twitter.com/zsJAoRmYrP — World Crypto Con (@WorldCryptoCon) July 25, 2018 On Monday, the blockchain and crypto media are buzzing over a series of tweets by Pamela Paige, a real estate developer and blockchain enthusiast who attended the Las Vegas event this past weekend and had a series of experiences that didn’t jibe with this messaging. Confronted with a rash of misogynistic behavior during the event, Paige tweeted her peace to 16,000 followers. https://twitter.com/ThePinkCrypto/status/1058820568638603264 https://twitter.com/ThePinkCrypto/status/1058820572937805824…