• FAKE NEWS! (via Pixabay).
    Media,  Technology

    Gartner: Blockchain can beat deepfake

    The leading research firm highlighted blockchain as a technology with the potential to change the world, citing video manipulation defense and mobile cryptocurrency payments

    Within two years, at least 10 major news organizations will be using blockchain technology to combat deepfake video manipulation. Two years after that nearly one third of the world’s news and video content will be authenticated using blockchain.

  • Bitcoin,  Media

    This new viral video is the most awful thing you’ll see this Thanksgiving weekend

    ‘BitPay’ video draws contempt from crypto audiences

    Rachel Siegel is back with a new video and this one is actually going viral. Inspired by Rebecca Black’s surprise viral hit from 2011, “Friday,” Siegel and her Crypto, Finally YouTube channel have released “BitPay.” Modern Consensus broke the story on Siegel and crypto, finally to the world last week, with “Forget environmental damage, this is the worst thing you’ll see about crypto in a long time”, the first article written about Siegel’s videos. The newest video has hundreds of retweets, including from the creator of the popular Chapo Trap House podcast, Will Menaker. The video doesn’t disappoint. Some lyrical highlights: “Everyone’s adopting Bitcoin / Don’t be a weirdo” “Bitpay…

  • Vitalik Buterin, Rachel Siegel, and Roger Ver
    Bitcoin,  Ethereum,  Litecoin,  Media,  Ripple

    Forget environmental damage, this is the worst thing you’ll see about crypto in a long time

    Just a woman in XRP underwear writhing on the steps of the New York Stock Exchange

    What a bunch of weirdos humanity is. We’re all out here trying to scratch together a living, and Rachel Siegel—the woman behind a truly remarkable new video “Top Six”—is no different. As crypto money continues to bring out our bizarre instincts, Siegel produced her rewritten version of Britney Spears’ “Toxic” with a focus on the top six cryptocurrencies. “Oh / The runs and the dips / I’m holding tight / Your top six, your dipping under” The video has been making the rounds on Reddit, although Siegel explained it’s just a first attempt at building an audience with viral videos about cryptocurrency. “My thesis is: there’s no way to get a common consumer…

  • Film director
    Alt coins

    Crypto token lets owners ‘direct’ adult videos

    More like Satoshi Make-a-porno, amirite?!

    It’s like bitcoin, if bitcoin were specifically designed for transacting within the adult industry. Adult entertainment studio VogoV is introducing a crypto-token that merges the blockchain with pornography. Spearheaded by veteran adult performer Markus Dupree (who holds AVN awards like “best orgy” and “most outrageous sex scene”), the company’s OGO token grants holders discounts on porn products, getting them into three different paid membership sites at one-third their usual cost. The tokens simultaneously function as “votes” for the studio’s production decisions, letting you select an unproduced adult film’s cast, setting, and scenario. This means you could use OGO tokens to kinda-sorta co-direct a porno. “One of our main goals is…