• Civil is yesterday's news
    Alt coins,  Media

    No longer Civil: Blockchain-based journalism network is yesterday’s news

    The Civil team, which aimed to offer high-quality journalism funded by a crypto ecosystem, will be joining ConsenSys to work on other projects

    Civil was the first company to make a full-throated attempt at offering high-quality journalism powered by blockchain. But now, after a series of unfortunate missteps, the embattled firm is yesterday’s news—and its network will go into “hibernation” after barely 18 months in action.

  • message calling Craig Wright a liar
    Bitcoin,  People

    Andreas Antonopoulos confirms: BTC-signed message calling Craig Wright a liar is legit

    Is it an ‘Ah-ha!’ moment or an ‘Uh oh!’ moment for Ira Kleiman, who is suing for half of the $10 billion in bitcoins Wright claims he mined as Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto?

    The credibility of Craig Wright’s claim to be Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto took another hit on May 25, when he was called a liar in a message signed by 145 of the 16,404 Bitcoin block's addresses he told a court in January he had mined.

  • Nakamoto bitcoins just moved
    Bitcoin,  People

    50 of Satoshi Nakamoto’s bitcoins just moved. Maybe.

    The transfer of $489,000 in BTC from a digital wallet created in February 2009 re-energized speculation about the identity of Bitcoin’s creator, and Craig Wright’s claim to that mantle

    Wright is being sued by Ira Kleiman, the adopted brother of Wright’s late partner, Dave Kleiman, for half of a 1.1 million bitcoin fortune. Those bitcoins are thought to have been mined by Satoshi Nakamoto at the beginning of the first blockchain.

  • Libra hires Robert Werner
    Alt coins,  People

    Libra Association hires another exec with financial enforcement experience

    Robert Werner, a former director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, will become the stablecoin governing body’s general counsel

    Robert Werner "brings a wealth of regulatory, financial crime compliance and enforcement experience from his work in both the public and private sectors,” the Libra Association said on May 19.