• CBInsights Fintech 250 snubs crypto
    Cryptocurrencies,  Media

    Just seven crypto companies make CBInsights’ Fintech 250

    It’s a disappointing showing for the booming crypto sector—but the usual suspects including Coinbase and Binance still have a place in the list

    Coinbase topped the Fintech 250 list released on Sept. 1 as the most-funded business in the crypto category. Given how rumors have been swirling of a potential stock market listing—potentially as early as this year—it’ll likely be one to watch.

  • 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.

  • Italian media outlet turns to blockchain
    Media,  Technology

    Its brand used to spread fake news, Italian media outlet turns to blockchain

    ANSA will put the sources and history of 1,000 news stories a day on a publicly available blockchain, but bigger challenges lie ahead

    Reeling from its brand being used to spread fake stories, Italian media giant ANSA has launched a blockchain-based system so readers can track exactly where its journalism has come from. It says the tool allows anyone to verify sources behind an article—strengthening “bonds of trust between the organization and its readers and customers.”