Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has called for a decentralized exchange to be built that enables swaps between bitcoin and ether. At present, those who want to convert their BTC into ETH, or vice versa, have little choice but to rely on centralized crypto exchanges, which often charge fees.
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.
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.
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...