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Creators Are Excited About Rize, YouNow’s New Cryptocurrency-Based Live Streaming App (And They Say Their Fans Should Be, Too)

YouNow was far ahead of the curve with its foray into the buzzy livestreaming medium – as well as the development of unique monetization opportunities for broadcasters – all the way back in 2011. Today the New York-based company counts upwards of 40 million registered users who conduct roughly 60,000 financial transactions every day using virtual gifts called Bars. That […]

The Trait That Links Bitcoin Lovers and ‘Walking Dead’ Fans

I’m a reporter for The Wall Street Journal and I write about bitcoin and zombies. I’ve traveled deep down the rabbit hole of both subjects for years. From Robert Kirkman, who created The Walking Dead, to your average bitcoin true believer, I’ve spoken to people in every walk of bitcoin and zombie life, and I’ve […]

Bitcoin engineer Jameson Lopp SWATted by angry crypto fans

An engineer for BitGo, Jameson Lopp, faced down a horde of police officers with rifles at his home in Durham, North Carolina after someone sent an anonymous tip regarding a hostage situation at his home. The engineer has been vocal on Twitter about upcoming changes in the protocol. “They shut down most of my neighborhood,” […]

Bitcoin fans fire back at Jamie Dimon after ‘fraud’ comment

If JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon was trying to set off the bitcoin community with his criticism of cryptocurrency, he succeeded. On Tuesday, Dimon called bitcoin a “fraud,” described it as “not a real thing” and said, “someone is going to get killed.” Crypto enthusiasts took little time in firing back — on Twitter and on […]

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