• 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.

  • Craig Wright (photo by Brendan Sullivan for Modern Consensus).
    Bitcoin

    US Copyright Office says Craig Wright is Satoshi Nakamoto

    The Bitcoin SV founder’s claim to be Satoshi Nakamoto was boosted by a copyright registration grant, but is still far from proven

    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.