• Pete Rizzo and his ponytail (via LinkedIn).
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    CoinDesk editor Pete Rizzo out

    Sources told Modern Consensus Rizzo was let go; the change comes as a move into owner Digital Currency Group’s offices raised questions about editorial independence

    CoinDesk editor in chief Pete Rizzo has been fired from the cryptocurrency industry news source he built into a powerhouse, sources familiar with the matter told Modern Consensus.

  • Head of news Molly Zuckerman (left) and managing editor Olivia Capozzalo (right) bid das vadanya to Cointelegraph (Image composite based on LinkedIn profile pictures).
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    Two top editors quit Cointelegraph

    Executive editor and head of news leave leading crypto news site

    Olivia Capozzalo, who was Cointelegraph’s executive and managing editor, and Molly Zuckerman, who served as the site’s head of news, recently gave notice. Their next move has yet to be announced. Their profiles remain on the “About Cointelegraph” page.

  • Coming to a blockchain near you? Red Velvet at Korea Popular Music Awards red carpet on December 20, 2018 (via Wiki commons).
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    From K-pop to boxing, stars are launching personal cryptocurrencies

    Floyd Mayweather and DJ Khaled got burned by supporting ICOs, but now celebrities are creating utility tokens letting fans interact with them

    K-pop has grown into a $5 billion business with an international fanbase over the past five years. Now a major Korean music label said it wants to use blockchain technology to help its stable of K-pop superstars get closer to their fans.

  • Mike Tyson at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas (Photo by Eduardo Merille, via Wiki Commons).
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    Mike Tyson’s wife/manager blasts fake crypto story posted by VentureBeat, Cointelegraph, Decrypt

    Blockchain start-up Fight to Fame’s claim that the boxing champ is part of the company is false, she tells Modern Consensus

    Mike Tyson’s wife—who is also his manager—told Modern Consensus that the former champion has never been involved with Fight to Fame. The company claims to be building a cross-media entertainment platform that would combine blockchain technology with live fights, movies, TV, and social media to give fighters more money and control of their careers.