• "And they're coming to take me away ha-haaa. They're coming to take me away ho-ho hee-hee ha-haaa." (via Pixabay)
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    Ex-Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne sells stock, doubles down on crypto

    In a farewell letter to his former co-workers, Byrne gives crypto wild man John McAfee a run for his money in the conspiracy theorist championship

    Overstock.com’s founder Patrick Byrne ended his connection with the online retailer he built into a giant in much the same way as he ended his tenure as its CEO a month ago: bizarrely.

  • Head of news Molly Zuckerman (left) and managing editor Olivia Capozzalo (right) bid das vadanya to Cointelegraph (Image composite based on LinkedIn profile pictures).
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    Two top editors quit Cointelegraph

    Executive editor and head of news leave leading crypto news site

    Olivia Capozzalo, who was Cointelegraph’s executive and managing editor, and Molly Zuckerman, who served as the site’s head of news, recently gave notice. Their next move has yet to be announced. Their profiles remain on the “About Cointelegraph” page.

  • UCLA's Royce Hall (Image by Katz Gohsend from Pixabay).
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    Accelerator MouseBelt funds college blockchain education

    The $1 million program at UCLA and two other California University’s is intended to bolster educational opportunities and find companies to back

    MouseBelt, a blockchain and cryptocurrency accelerator, has announced a partnership with UCLA and two other University of California campuses to directly fund courses and research projects in the field.

  • Coming to a blockchain near you? Red Velvet at Korea Popular Music Awards red carpet on December 20, 2018 (via Wiki commons).
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    From K-pop to boxing, stars are launching personal cryptocurrencies

    Floyd Mayweather and DJ Khaled got burned by supporting ICOs, but now celebrities are creating utility tokens letting fans interact with them

    K-pop has grown into a $5 billion business with an international fanbase over the past five years. Now a major Korean music label said it wants to use blockchain technology to help its stable of K-pop superstars get closer to their fans.