• Craig Wright (via CraigWright.net)
    Bitcoin,  Innovators

    Australian CFO compelled to give deposition in $10 billion Bitcoin lawsuit

    Judge rules James Wilson, who worked with Craig Wright in 2013, should be deposed

    The $10 billion lawsuit between self-proclaimed Bitcoin inventor Craig Wright and the adopted brother of his deceased friend Dave Kleiman would come down to a he said/he said argument if no other witnesses came forward. However, it appears the defense has found a witness in James Wilson, a CFO who worked for Craig Wright when Dave Kleiman was still alive. Motions filed in court this past week compelled Wilson to testify when he arrived in Washington, D.C. on Friday. Calls to the law offices associated with both parties confirmed that the deposition was scheduled for Friday.  Wright’s team initially opposed the deposition. On November 4, they filed a response in…

  • Meltem Demirors of CoinShares interviewed by RealVision, October, 2019 (screenshot).
    Bitcoin,  Innovators,  Opinion

    Meltem Demirors questions Wall Street’s involvement in crypto

    But is it really such a bad thing?

    The union of cryptocurrency and Wall Street is much like a Medieval arranged marriage: A little bit of wealth is at stake but everyone seems miserable and most people involved are in need of a bath. Few are as upset about the whole thing as those who are involved in crypto for ideological reasons—or, at least, those who say they are.

  • 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.