There has been no shortage of news regarding trust issues in the cryptocurrency sphere. For example, the recent death of QuadrigaCX CEO Gerry Cotten revealed that he personally held the keys for the company’s reserves and they were lost, leaving platform users dependent on the Canadian justice system for a solution.
Andrew Yang may not be among the most likely presidential hopefuls to receive the Democratic nomination and run against Donald Trump in 2020. But he has captured the attention of crypto and blockchain enthusiasts around the world. So why has Crypto Twitter fallen for this unlikely political firebrand, and what could a Yang 2020 campaign mean for decentralizing technologies?
Developer and author of “Mastering Bitcoin,” Andreas Antonopoulos; founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin; economist and main antagonist of blockchains (a.k.a. “Dr. Doom”), Nouriel Roubini; creator of Pretty Good Privacy, the most widely used email encryption software in the world, Philip Zimmermann; founder of ConsenSys, Joseph Lubin; CTO of the world’s largest blockchain consortium R3, Richard Gendal Brown; CEO of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, Changpeng Zhao; and more will be present.
The trailer for the feature film "Crypto," a movie about money laundering that features a cryptocurrency exchange called "Merkel Trading," Russian mobsters and a bitcoin payouts desktop folder, is now live on YouTube. Based on the few details available, the plot seems to revolve around a financial fraud investigation with cryptocurrency playing a minor part. Watch the trailer below and decide if fear really is the ultimate currency.
UNICEF, the international nonprofit focused on helping distressed children around the world, announced this week that it plans to provide internet access to every school in Kyrgyzstan with the help of blockchain technology. Beyond permissioned ledgers for major financial transactions, use cases around tracking food products and the tokenization of speculative assets, this effort could one day become the most important use of blockchain technology we’ve ever seen.