• Binance buys CoinMarketCap
    Commentary,  Cryptocurrencies

    Binance buys CoinMarketCap, raising skepticism and doubts

    From an eyewatering reported price tag of $400 million to concerns about whether the crypto ratings site can maintain its neutrality, Changpeng ‘CZ’ Zhao’s latest purchase is raising eyebrows

    Binance CEO Changpeng "CZ" Zhao reportedly spent as much as $400 million on CoinMarketCap. If true, that’s a princely—if not laughable—sum, especially during a market crash of such historic proportions that investments and acquisitions in nearly every industry have dried up.

  • Edward Snowden explains blockchain
    Commentary,  Technology

    Edward Snowden explains blockchain to your mother better than you ever will

    About 18 months ago, the ex-NSA analyst explained blockchain to his lawyer, who calls Snowden, “the clearest, most patient, and least condescending explainer of technology I’ve ever met.”

    “So what is a Bitcoin and what is this blockchain thing that it runs on?”

  • Sen, Kelly Loeffler Bakkt stock sales
    Commentary,  People,  Politics,  Regulation

    Sen. Loeffler Bakkt into corner by ‘timely’ stock sales

    The former CEO of the Bakkt cryptocurrency exchange sold at least $1 million in stocks after a private senate briefing on coronavirus made clear a market-tanking pandemic was coming

    It is “ridiculous” to think that former Bakkt CEO and current Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) would know that she began selling several million dollars’ worth of stock beginning the same day a private senatorial briefing on coronavirus made clear they would soon tank.

  • The Case against Craig Wright as Satoshi Nakamoto
    Bitcoin,  Commentary,  People

    The Case against Craig Wright, Part I (2009-2011)

    A #Faketoshi hobbyist walks us through the details behind accusations that Craig Wright lied and forged proofs that he is Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto

    The problem is that people who claim Craig Wright is a fraud are mostly disorganized. So today we are just going to put it all out on the table. For that we look to Arthur van Pelt, a Dutch "bitcoin entrepreneur" who spends his free time digging for information that will debunk Wright's claim to be Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto.