• The Madison Blockchain Hackathon, 2018 (via MouseBelt).
    Innovators

    New Blockchain Education Alliance goal: Attracting top talent fresh out of school to blockchain

    Created by blockchain accelerator MouseBelt, the group has attracted partners like the Stellar Development Foundation and TRON.

    Blockchain accelerator MouseBelt announced it has joined with more than a dozen firms to create the Blockchain Education Alliance, aimed at attracting students to the industry.

  • Digital Asset Holdings Founder Eric Saraniecki, CEO of Ripple Brad Garlinghouse, Jeremy Millar, Chief of Staff of Consensys, Jeff Dorman, CIO of Arca (image via Twitter).
    Innovators

    Inside the invite-only Cumberland Global Summit

    We get the goods from crypto’s elite at the year’s most elite conference

    As the crypto business matures, a robust—some would say never-ending—series of industry conferences has arisen to provide reasons for players in the space to gather in person. Perhaps the most elite of these is the yearly Cumberland Global Summit.

  • Brooklyn_Nets_Spencer Dinwiddie (Tdorante10 via Wikimedia commons)
    Cryptocurrencies,  Innovators,  Regulation

    Spencer Dinwiddie plans rebound from NBA $13.5 million tokenization rejection

    The Brooklyn Nets star guard plans to meet with the league to argue that selling a cryptocurrency backed by his $34 million contract doesn’t violate NBA rules

    Despite league opposition, Brooklyn Nets star and cryptocurrency enthusiast Spencer Dinwiddie hasn’t given up on plans to tokenize his $34.4 million contract and sell it to investors on the Ethereum blockchain. On September 26, Dinwiddie announced plans to offer tokens worth up to $13.5 million of his three-year contract to investors, trading up-front cash for his per-game payments. His contract is guaranteed, so investors would not lose their money if he is injured. The next day, the NBA told Dinwiddie that the plan violated the league’s collective bargaining agreement with the National Basketball Players Association, which says a player cannot “assign or otherwise transfer” his salary, the New York Times…

  • "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.