• PewDiePie Launches crypto AR game
    Cryptocurrencies,  People,  Technology

    Top YouTuber PewDiePie joins crypto augmented reality game project

    PewDiePie will help market the game project, which involves his brother-in-law

    In his video, PewDiePie announced the collaboration with Wallem, which is now available for both iOS and Android devices. The game uses a 3D environmental map and augmented reality technology, which places virtual objects in the real world that can be viewed looking through the phone’s camera.

  • Polymarket raises $4M
    Innovators,  Technology

    With $4M round, Polymarket predicts success

    Can Shayne Coplan’s prediction market turn bets into information? Investors like Olaf Carlson-Wee’s Polychain and Naval Ravikant are wagering yes

    Blockchain-based prediction markets like Polymarket allow people to bet on real world events—essentially making them put their money where their mouth is on questions ranging from who will win a presidential debate to whether Drake will release a new studio album this year. Broadly, the idea to use the free market to get better and more accurate information than is available through the tornado of misinformation and bias unleashed by social media.

  • People

    Coinbase’s chief compliance officer leaving, as dozens of staffers take exit package

    Jeff Horowitz’s departure is said to be unrelated to Coinbase’s controversial decision to adopt an ‘apolitical’ stance on societal issues

    Horowitz joined Coinbase in the middle of 2018 after spending 12 years at Pershing LLC, a BNY Mellon company. In an announcement at the time, the exchange described his appointment as an important step in its quest to become “the world’s most trusted and easiest to use cryptocurrency service.”

  • Bitcoin extortionist jailed
    People

    U.K. Bitcoin extortionist jailed for 14 years

    Sheep farmer contaminated baby food with metal and demanded a $1.8M in bitcoin from U.K. retailer

    A plot to extort money from supermarket chain Tesco by contaminating baby food with broken-up blades of a craft knife and iron filings was fueled by bitcoin and ended with a 14-year jail term.

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