CoinDesk editor in chief Pete Rizzo has been fired from the cryptocurrency industry news source he built into a powerhouse, sources familiar with the matter told Modern Consensus.
Decred works on a hybrid proof-of-stake/proof-of-work mechanism in which miners create new blocks, but owners of DCR coins vote to make the blocks valid, in exchange for 30% of the block reward. As a result, a little more than half of the roughly 10.3 million extant Decred are staked.
Craig Wright’s much-derided claim to be Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto got a big boost from the U.S. copyright office today. On May 21, the wealthy nChain founder was granted copyright registration for the original whitepaper—”Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”—as well as the original Bitcoin source code.
Of the many candidates running or considering running in the upcoming presidential elections, only a few have taken a position one way or another, or even mentioned Bitcoin or blockchain in any substantial way.