• Craig Wright writing math equations
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    7 questions about Satoshi’s ‘bonded courier’ we want to ask Craig Wright

    Lawyers will get to ask Craig Wright seven questions about the courier who may—or may not—have delivered the keys to a $10 billion bitcoin fortune. Here’s the seven we’d pick

    The trial may not happen until July, but before that Craig Wright will have to answer seven questions about the “bonded courier” who may—or may not—have brought him the data he needs to prove he created Bitcoin.

  • Carnegie Mellon MakerDAOs out like bandits (via CMU).
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    MakerDAO co-creator donates $1.4 million in MKR to Carnegie Mellon

    A former chief architect for the MakerDAO project gave 3,200 MKR tokens to his prestigious alma mater to advance open-source DeFi design

    Nikolai Mushegian, a former chief architect for the MakerDAO project, has donated $1.4 million worth of MKR tokens to Carnegie Mellon University to fight the flood of blockchain patents he fears will drown innovation.

  • U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman may drop a Fowler bomb on Bitfinex in January (via Department of Justice).
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    Fowler plea may lead to Bitfinex’s missing $850 million

    The man alleged to have looted the cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex is set to plead guilty in a case that links it to drug cartel-connected payment processor Crypto Capital

    The alleged mastermind behind cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex’s missing $850 million is poised to cop a plea. What Reginald Fowler is getting—or who he is giving up—remains to be seen.

  • Mike Blandina (r.) and Adam White are also winners in Kelly Loeffler's U.S. Senate appointment (via ICE).
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    Bakkt promotes Mike Blandina to CEO

    The Google and PayPal veteran will lead the firm beyond bitcoin futures in 2020 following the departure of Kelly Loeffler to take up a U.S. Senate seat; COO Adam White becomes president

    Google and PayPal veteran Mike Blandina has been appointed CEO of bitcoin futures firm Bakkt, following Kelly Loeffler's appointment to the U.S. Senate. He plans add digital assets other than bitcoin to its offerings in 2020.