Minnesota Official Alarms Privacy Advocates With Contact Tracing Comments
by Benjamin Powers (CoinDesk) on June 2, 2020 at 10:07 pm
Comments from a Minnesota official comparing law enforcement to contact tracing alerted privacy activists to the dangers of misusing COVID-19 health data.
No, Marvin Ammori, CoinDesk Is Not Trying to Extort You
by Daniel Kuhn (CoinDesk) on June 2, 2020 at 9:47 pm
Marvin Ammori, Head of Policy at Protocol Labs, says his crypto hero is Hal Finney, recalls his trip to Iceland and thinks crypto should disrupt banks next.
Blockchain Is Part Of China’s Master Plan for New Competitor Island to Hong Kong
by Ting Peng (Cointelegraph.com News) on June 2, 2020 at 9:10 pm
China’s master plan for making Hainan a free trade island encourages institutions to use blockchain in transforming government function. […]
Iranian Lawmaker Says Bitcoin Should Be Central Bank’s Turf
by Danny Nelson (CoinDesk) on June 2, 2020 at 9:00 pm
An Iranian lawmaker wants his country’s central bank to take bitcoin seriously.
Ransomware Group Threatens Auction of Madonna's Legal Data
by Felipe Erazo (Cointelegraph.com News) on June 2, 2020 at 8:41 pm
REvil’s ransomware gang is launching an auction of stolen data, including legal information hacked from Madonna. The ransomware gang […]
Massive Bitcoin Plunge Nothing More Than Traders Being Traders, OKCoin Exec Says
by Benjamin Pirus (Cointelegraph.com News) on June 2, 2020 at 8:40 pm
Bitcoin's recent price dive may have been nothing more than the result of standard trading activities. Bitcoin (BTC) dove more than $1,000 […]
Caitlin Long’s Avanti Raises $5M, Submits Wyoming Bank Charter Application Draft
by Nathan DiCamillo (CoinDesk) on June 2, 2020 at 8:35 pm
Crypto bank Avanti has raised an angel round from the University of Wyoming Foundation, Anthony Pompliano’s Morgan Creek Digital and other investors.
Market Wrap: Traders ‘Whack the Beehive’ as Bitcoin Surges Then Plunges
by Daniel Cawrey (CoinDesk) on June 2, 2020 at 8:21 pm
Bitcoin’s jump up and right back down is at least partially due to the crypto derivatives markets.
The Decentralized Web Has Plans, if Not Solutions, for the Misinformation Nightmare
by Daniel Kuhn (CoinDesk) on June 2, 2020 at 8:09 pm
Donald Trump's recent spat with Twitter over the limits of free speech poses a question: Could decentralized media do better? It hasn't yet, as Civil and […]
Media Startup Civil Shuts Down, Team Absorbed Into Decentralized ID Efforts at ConsenSys
by Nikhilesh De (CoinDesk) on June 2, 2020 at 8:07 pm
Blockchain media startup Civil is shutting down after three years, with its team pivoting to building decentralized identity tools at parent firm ConsenSys.