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At Ethereal Summit, A Human Face On A High-Tech Future

“Raise your hand if you don’t know what ‘bitcoin mining’ actually is.” At an impromptu Q&A at Ethereal Summit on May 11, Consensys software engineer Ashoka Finley encouraged the audience to ask embarrassing questions they might have about cryptocurrency and blockchain. “What’s ‘hashing’? Don’t know what a bitcoin is?” Finley went on, encouraging attendees. The […]

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Fund Recovery Is Ethereum’s “Defining Moment,” Developer Kasireddy Says

There is “no right answer” to ethereum’s fund recovery debate. The words were spoken by Preethi Kasireddy, a former partner at Andreessen Horowitz and former software engineer at Coinbase, during the ethereum community conference EDCON on May 4. As the debate rages over whether ethereum should hard fork to return funds lost on the platform, including […]

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Bitcoin Cash Is Bitcoin? Lawsuits Won’t Stop the Fight Over Bitcoin’s Name

“Roger Ver deserves to go to (back to) jail for fraud.” For those not immersed in bitcoin’s byzantine politics, it might seem strange to see Ragnar Lifthrasir, a self-described “passionate advocate for bitcoin,” wish incarceration on an early adopter and fervent evangelist the community once called “Bitcoin Jesus.” But Lifthrasir isn’t alone in his desire to lock Ver […]