• Dorsey gives $1 billion COVID-19 fight
    Bitcoin,  Innovators

    Jack Dorsey will ‘start small,’ giving a quarter of his fortune to COVID-19 fight, girls education

    The Twitter and Square CEO will also support universal basic income, says he wants to see philanthropy’s ‘impact in my lifetime’

    On April 7, Twitter and Square founder Jack Dorsey tweeted on his @jack account that he will give $1 billion—more than a quarter of his fortune—to fight the COVID-19 epidemic. After that, the funds will be used to advance health and education initiatives for girls, and advocate for universal basic income.

  • Brave attracts one million new users
    Ethereum,  Technology

    Brave attracts one million new users in March

    As most of us spend more time at home because of the pandemic, a web browser that pays users in crypto is enjoying a spike in demand

    The co-founder of Firefox parent Mozilla, Eich’s stated aim is to “fix the internet” with Brave—and part of this plan involves paying users in crypto. A share of advertising revenue is distributed to users who agree to view ads in the form of Ethereum-based Basic Attention Tokens. This digital asset can then be cashed in or used to reward content creators on platforms such as YouTube and Twitch.

  • 2020 100 Most influential People in Crypto v5
    Crypto Power Lists,  People

    The Modern Consensus 100 Most Influential People in Crypto 2020

    The individuals moving, shaking, and shaping cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology right now

    Coming up with a list of the 100 most influential people in crypto and blockchain is hard in any year. But doing it in 2020 is particularly rough. That’s because the industry didn’t just advance last year, it went mainstream. And that makes “influence” a lot harder to define.

  • You've seen the meme, now meet the man: blockchain entrepreneur Kyri Andreou, better known as "gym friend" (via Instagram).
    People

    Gym friend: Bitcoin community could use a little more masculinity

    Kyri Andreou, the infamous ‘gym friend,’ works out every day, avoids carbs, and can’t believe a simple pic at the gym become such a big issue

    Kyri Andreou, 62, a blockchain entrepreneur who lives in Malaysia and pumps iron every day, had no idea that a photo of him standing next to a young woman he knew from the gym would end up making him famous in the cryptocurrency world. He's still a little bemused by it all.