• Iron Mike Tyson (© Glenn Francis, www.PacificProDigital.com).
    Alt coins,  Media

    Crypto media fooled by fake Mike Tyson cryptocurrency

    A story in VentureBeat and Cointelegraph about an Iron Mike-backed blockchain startup for fighters is on the ropes

    Say this in Mike Tyson’s lisping, high-pitched voice: “As a seasoned fighter, I want to mentor future generations, especially future action stars and make sure there’s a path to career success and fair compensation. Building this global platform for them is a passion of mine.”

  • SEC
    Alt coins,  United States

    Outraged Kik blasts SEC lawsuit

    Kik Interactive responded angrily yesterday to a lawsuit by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission alleging its $100 million initial coin offering of the Kin cryptocurrency was illegal. The case is the SEC’s highest-profile action to date claiming that an ICO violated the law by selling an unregistered security to the public.

  • Roger Ver (via RogerVer.com).
    Alt coins,  Bitcoin,  Cryptocurrencies,  Libra

    EXCLUSIVE: Roger Ver-backed Evercoin announces $1 million pre-seed round

    Bitcoin pioneer applies for Libra membership | Modern Consensus Interview

    Roger Ver gave me three big announcements as an exclusive to Modern Consensus. First, he is breaking news with us about his investment in the mobile crypto wallet and non-custodial exchange Evercoin. Second, he told me he just submitted Bitcoin.com’s application to join the Facebook-led Libra Association. And third, he shared details about the addition of Stefan Rust as Bitcoin.com’s CEO.

  • Tron CEO Justin Sun showing he's not a hostage, posing with his "comms guy" whom he also called his "bodyguard," via Twitter, July 23, 2019.
    Alt coins,  Asia & Australia

    Justin Sun-Warren Buffett $4.6 million lunch delay mystery deepens

    Calling into question Sun’s story of kidney stones, the Tron founder posted an abject apology on Weibo for over-marketing the meal

    On Thursday, Sun wrote an abject, public apology on his Chinese Weibo account for “over-marketing” his high-profile lunch with Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO Warren Buffett. Two months ago, Sun spent $4.6 million in a charity auction to win the lunch with the legendary investor, and has been hyping it by inviting his seven allotted guests one at a time via Twitter.