• DJ D-Sol, who goes by the name David Solomon when he runs Goldman Sachs, doing his thing. According to some conspiracy theories, he may in fact run the world (via Instagram.com/djdsolmusic)
    Media

    We had Lady Gaga’s former tour DJ review Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon’s new single and he totally loved it

    DJ D Sol’s new single absolutely slaps

    Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon moonlights as a music producer and party starter under the name DJ D-Sol. This week, he released his latest single “Rescue Me.” And we don’t mind saying that it’s a pretty sweet track.

  • People,  Technology

    EXCLUSIVE: Stanley Yong, IBM CTO, departs Big Blue

    After Jesse Lund exit, a blow to IBM blockchain ambition and Stellar partnership

    Just two weeks after IBM’s blockchain ambitions fell into doubt with the mysterious departure of Jesse Lund, Big Blue is set to lose another key advocate for the space. Modern Consensus has exclusively learned that Stanley Yong, the company’s Global Lead on Central Bank Digital Currency Solutions, is leaving the company.

  • PewDiePie hooking up with Nimses
    Media

    PewDiePie endorsement brings controversy to kooky blockchain company

    The YouTuber’s endorsement brought a big bump in users, but also accusations of privacy violations

    YouTube superstar and occasional anti-Semite PewDiePie stirred up another blockchain-based controversy by endorsing a cryptocurrency-powered social media app that describes itself in terms usually reserved for failed philosophy PhD’s or Jim Jones wannabes.

  • 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.