• UCLA's Royce Hall (Image by Katz Gohsend from Pixabay).
    Innovators

    Accelerator MouseBelt funds college blockchain education

    The $1 million program at UCLA and two other California University’s is intended to bolster educational opportunities and find companies to back

    MouseBelt, a blockchain and cryptocurrency accelerator, has announced a partnership with UCLA and two other University of California campuses to directly fund courses and research projects in the field.

  • Russian spy Maria Butina (via Wiki commons)
    Innovators

    Patrick Byrne overstocks on Russian agent, resigns

    Overstock.com CEO bows out after placing himself at the center of a scandal involving a Russian agent and election interference

    Take one sultry Russian agent, a middle-aged tech CEO nearly twice her age, and add in the FBI, Hillary Clinton, allegations of election interference, and vague comments about the “deep state” and “Men in Black,” and you’ve got the makings of Netflix’s next hot series. Or, the reason the CEO of Overstock.com resigned on August 22 from the dot-com company he built into a major online retailer.

  • Tron's Justin Sun paid $4.5 million for a meal with Warren Buffett.
    Alt coins,  Asia & Australia,  Innovators

    Sick or detained? Tron’s Justin Sun delays Warren Buffet lunch

    Chinese media have reported that the cryptocurrency founder is being detained in China over illegal fundraising, money laundering

    Tron cryptocurrency founder Justin Sun has postponed his high-profile lunch with legendary investor Warren Buffet due either to illness or legal troubles, according to conflicting reports.

  • Brad Stephens in the Blockchain Capital office in San Francisco (photo by Martine Paris).
    Innovators

    INTERVIEW: Blockchain Capital’s origin story is steeped in gaming lore

    Martine Paris interviews Brad Stephens about everything from video game currencies to Facebook’s GlobalCoin

    When the sons of legendary investment banker Paul Stephens met Mighty Ducks star Brock Pierce, they were avid World of Warcraft gamers and he was amassing an empire of digital goods exchanges where players could buy, sell, and trade valuable in-game items and virtual currency. Together they would go on to form Blockchain Capital, the first venture capital firm to fund the blockchain ecosystem.