• Craig Wright reading sued billions in bitcoin
    Cryptocurrencies,  People

    Judge to Craig Wright: Put up or shut up

    Self-proclaimed bitcoin creator given until Feb. 3 to prove a ‘mysterious bonded courier’ is delivering the keys to $9 billion in bitcoin in ‘Tulip Trust I-III’

    Craig Wright has just 23 days left to prove his claim he’s really Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin and founder of the cryptocurrency revolution. “Given the Defendant’s many inconsistencies and misstatements, the Court questions whether it is remotely plausible that the mysterious ‘bonded courier’ is going to arrive, yet alone that he will arrive in January 2020 as the Defendant now contends,” Judge Beth Bloom wrote.

  • Respectable crypto leaders or mugshot array? Don't ask Rep. Brad Sherman... (via Nakamoto)
    Bitcoin,  People

    Bitcoin journal Nakamoto’s rocky start

    Growing pains and hints of dissent have given the star-studded ‘pro-Bitcoin’ project more drama and attention than it hoped for

    Touted as a general interest journal for the crypto community, Nakamoto launched on Jan. 4—the 11th anniversary of Bitcoin’s genesis block. And it had enough cryptocurrency star power to garner immediate attention, with list of nearly 60 contributors that reads like a “Who’s Who” in crypto. But cracks have already started forming...

  • Pete Rizzo and his ponytail (via LinkedIn).
    Media

    CoinDesk editor Pete Rizzo out

    Sources told Modern Consensus Rizzo was let go; the change comes as a move into owner Digital Currency Group’s offices raised questions about editorial independence

    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.

  • "Did someone just say mixer?" (via Pixabay)
    Alt coins

    Decred cryptocurrency launches privacy mixing feature

    The autonomous virtual asset is doubling down on its commitment to allowing users to remain anonymous

    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.