• Buterin wants bitcoin-ether DEX
    People,  Technology

    Vitalik Buterin: Lack of bitcoin-ether bridge ‘embarrassing’

    In a candid tweet, the Ethereum co-founder said it was ‘embarrassing that we still can’t easily move between the two largest crypto ecosystems trustlessly’

    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.

  • McAfee 2020 presidential campaign website
    People,  Politics

    ‘Don’t Vote McAfee’: A presidential ‘un-hopeful’ talks privacy and why the president is powerless

    Presidential candidate and controversial crypto enthusiast John McAfee spoke to Modern Consensus about the importance of privacy, DEXs and, of course, the Kennedy assassinations

    Before the presidential campaign, John McAfee had long been known in the crypto space for his contentious Twitter account, where he used to promote altcoins in between tweets about bitcoin’s price (with infamous phallic bets) and alternate history. Now, however, the altcoin promotions are off the table—but the conspiracy theory claims are definitely not—as McAfee gears up for a 2020 U.S. presidential campaign that has the catchy slogan, “Don’t Vote McAfee.”

  • 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...