• Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones (l) and accused anti-Semite Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg (r), via Wiki Commons.
    Media,  Technology

    Crypto platform DLive bans Alex Jones (sorta) but may be courting PewDiePie

    The blockchain-based streaming video site lacks clarity on hosting offensive streamers

    Several days after Blockchain-based streaming video platform DLive told Modern Consensus it had dropped a channel by the racist alt-right radio host Alex Jones from its platform, more than 400 of his videos were still accessible. Meanwhile, DLive is reportedly trying to recruit the hugely popular but increasingly controversial YouTube celebrity PewDiePie, who lost a Disney-owned sponsor Maker Studios after he posted anti-Semitic videos in February 2017.

  • Composing room of the New York Times (photo by Marjorie Collins via Wiki Commons from U.S. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black & White Photographs)
    Crypto Power Lists,  Media

    The New York Times jerks the blockchain

    Publishers hope tools like micro-payments, smart contracts, and improved tracking can rebuild their businesses without cutting them out of the content supply chain

    The New York Times might be jumping into the blockchain business. Despite publishing an article about blockchain-based media platform Civil’s failed initial token offering titled, “Alas, the Blockchain Won’t Save Journalism After All,” the Times on March 13 posted a job listing for a “Lead, Blockchain Exploration” position which it described as “a forward-looking leader who will help envision and design a blockchain-based proof of concept for news publishers.”

  • Kylie Jenner is on Forbes 2019 billionaire list while most of crypto's richest people aren't (via Shutterstock).
    Media,  People

    Most of crypto’s super-wealthy knocked off of Forbes billionaires list

    Kylie Jenner is on the list but the Winklevii aren’t

    Back in February 2018, Forbes Magazine identified 19 of the “Richest in Crypto” based on who had about $1 billion worth in crypto. Galaxy Digital’s Mike Novogratz led the pack along with former child actor Brock Pierce and Coinbase’ then-35 year old CEO Brian Armstrong. But of those 19, only Armstrong appears on Forbes’ much anticipated list of billionaires in 2019.