• Innovators,  People,  Technology

    Injective Protocol

    Modern Consensus talked to Eric Chen, CEO of Injective Labs

    An introduction Eric Chen is CEO and co-founder of Injective Labs, a core contributor behind the Injective decentralized exchange. Injective Protocol decentralized exchange protocol (DEX) backed by big names like Binance and Mark Cuban. The protocol is designed to be permissionless, fully decentralized, and fast with low gas fees. It runs on a governance proposal procedure, community members are a pivotal part in all of Injective’s decisions. “Injective is purely community driven. Governance dictates everything.” What is Injective Protocol? “It’s pretty similar to the overall model of Uniswap. Which is basically all the protocol upgrades and contract upgrades are dictated by the community, a governance vote is required for major…

  • Media,  People

    Alleged Rapper Razzlekhan ‘The Crocodile of Wall Street’ and Her Husband Arrested for the Theft of Over $3 Billion in Bitcoin

    Solen crypto seized linked directly to 2016 Bitfinex hack

    Wow Heather Morgan, Forbes contributor and rapper, and her husband Ilya Lichtenstein were arrested on Tuesday in Manhattan. The couple had in their possession roughly $3.6 billion in Bitcoin, which was hacked from Hong Kong exchange Bitfinex in 2016. The Justice Department reports that this seizure of crypto is its largest financial seizure to date. The charges going against the couple are conspiracy to launder money, and conspiracy to defraud the US. It is still unclear if they were the ones who orchestrated the hack. The couple allegedly laundered the money through a series of crypto wallets and transactions, and up until recently did a good job of it, they…

  • Media,  Tether

    CoinDesk ME Lewitinn May Be Eligible for $1M Reward on Tether Transparency

    Short researcher Hindenburg offered bounty to anyone who uncovers info

    Anyone interested in great business journalism, or short-selling in general, must read Andrew Rice’s profile of short seller Nathan Anderson, the founder of Hindenburg research. But here at Modern Consensus, we read it and thought of its relevance to one reader in particular. Press play to hear a narrated version of this story, presented by AudioHopper. Last week I wrote about how CoinDesk has been on a jihad to shed some transparency on exactly how the stablecoin Tether funds its gigantic reserves. The company claims that those reserves are backed dollar for dollar with actual, real-world dollar and dollar equivalent investing instruments. But Tether, the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency, has a…

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    Media,  Tether,  Uncategorized

    CoinDesk on the Verge of Victory in Fight to FOIL Tether Records

    Stablecoin has resisted sharing details of its reserves with publication it deems ‘unprofessional’

    One of the biggest mysteries in crypto revolves around token issuer Tether. Crypto enthusiasts—and crypto journalists— have long tried to figure out exactly what hard assets comprise the massive reserves that tether, as a “stablecoin,” is required to keep its dollar for dollar ratio in backing bitcoin with American dollars. The question is not academic. Tether has more than $78 billion worth of tokens in circulation and is by far the largest stablecoin issuer, accounting for about half of all transactions against bitcoin on centralized exchanges. Press play to hear a narrated version of this story, presented by AudioHopper. If the market began to question the stability of those dollar…