• Craig Wright word worthless
    Alt coins,  People

    Judge to Craig Wright: Your word is worthless

    The court ruled against nearly every argument the self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto made about what evidence should be shown to a jury

    “I give no weight to sworn statements of Dr. Wright that advance his interests but that have not been challenged by cross-examination and for which I cannot make a credibility determination. I have previously found that Dr. Wright gave perjured testimony in my presence,” Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart wrote in a scathing 14-page order.

  • Coinbase Brian Armstrong Brian Brooks
    People,  Regulation,  United States

    Coinbase loses chief legal officer to U.S. Treasury

    Brian Brooks is leaving the cryptocurrency exchange to become COO of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which regulates and oversees banks in the U.S.

    Coinbase Chief Legal Officer Brian Brooks has been appointed chief operating officer of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Treasury Department announced on March 16. Brooks will also serve as first deputy comptroller of the OCC, which charters, regulates, and supervises banks and savings associations in the United States.

  • Screenshot of Craig Wright speaking with Modern Consensus contributor Brendan J. Sullivan, September 11, 2019.
    Bitcoin,  People

    Judge orders yet another of Craig Wright’s Tulip Trusts opened

    Tulip Trust III will be unsealed in $10 billion bitcoin case, and may or may not hold the keys to a fortune

    The Tulip Trust III is the latest in a series of trusts revealed by Craig Wright, who claims to be Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto. Wright claims the trusts hold the private keys to a cache of 1.1 million bitcoins Nakamoto mined at the beginning of the original blockchain. The vast majority of the cryptocurrency community believes he is lying.

  • Steem Justin Sun under the bus
    Alt coins,  People,  Technology

    Huobi, Binance throw Justin Sun under the bus

    The two exchanges have essentially repudiated their support of the mega-marketing Tron CEO’s hostile takeover of the Steem blockchain

    Facing widespread anger from the Steem community, two leading cryptocurrency exchanges have thrown Tron Foundation CEO Justin Sun under the bus after initially supporting his hostile takeover of the Steem blockchain.