Litecoin Foundation’s managing director shares his thoughts on decentralized money

Litecoin (LTC), known as “the silver to Bitcoin’s gold,” has been around for almost 11 years — which is quite a feat considering a fair amount of cryptocurrencies go bust within 12 months of launching. Cointelegraph spoke with the Litecoin Foundation’s managing director, Alan Austin, about why he thinks Litecoin’s core utility is serving as […]

Dr. Jane Thomason – Cointelegraph Magazine

Jane Thomason is an Australian academic who spent 15 years running hospitals and doing development work abroad followed by a 20-year stint building a $250-million revenue company.  Thomason — recently a blockchain adviser to the World Health Organization — says she “had an epiphany” while thinking about the 2004 Tsunami in Indonesia, in which the […]

County Treasurer in Illinois accepts crypto donation in reelection bid

Holly Kim, a treasurer in Lake County, Illinois, has reportedly become the first political candidate in the state to accept crypto campaign donations. According to the Chicago Tribune on Wednesday, Kim recently received a $3 Litecoin (LTC) donation from Mark Tan, founder of T Capital Coin, an investment management outfit based in Lake Forest. The […]

6 Questions for Lisa Fridman of Quadrata – Cointelegraph Magazine

We ask the buidlers in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sector for their thoughts on the industry… and throw in a few random zingers to keep them on their toes!   This week, our 6 Questions go to Lisa Fridman, the president and co-founder of Quadrata, a network that brings an identity and compliance layer to […]

The ‘godfather of crypto’ risked lifetime in jail, laying foundation for Bitcoin – Cointelegraph Magazine

Widely credited as the inventor of digital cash, David Chaum is sometimes known as the “father of online anonymity” or the “godfather of cryptocurrency,” whose work inspired the near-mythical group called the Cypherpunks from which Bitcoin emerged.  Beginning his studies in computer science in the late 1970s, when encryption was classified at the same level […]

NFTs banned in Minecraft, SEC lists 9 tokens as securities and 3AC founder blames cockyness for company meltdown: Hodler’s Digest, July 17-23

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week   3AC founders reveal ties to Terra founder, blame overconfidence […]

DOGE gets more love on Twitter and Ether gets more hate: Data analysis

Ether (ETH) has taken out the top spot on Twitter as the most hated of five cryptocurrencies studied, while the meme-token Dogecoin (DOGE) is the most liked. The findings emerged from a new report by TRG Datacenters that analyzed a year’s worth of tweets between January 2021 and January 2022 concerning five of the most popular cryptocurrencies to figure […]

Litecoin confidential transactions spook Korean exchanges

The recent privacy-focused MimbleWimble upgrade on the Litecoin (LTC) blockchain has prompted two of Korea’s largest crypto exchanges to issue investment warnings about the fifth-largest cryptocurrency. Bithumb and Upbit, which together account for the majority of trading volume in South Korea, released statements on Monday advising investors about the risks associated with the privacy-enhancing upgrade. […]

Major South Korean crypto exchanges delist Litecoin

Major cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea have delisted Litecoin (LTC) weeks after flagging its privacy-focused MimbleWimble (MWEB) upgrade. In a public announcement on Wednesday, Upbit cited the Act on the Reporting and Use of Specific Financial Transaction Information, which prohibits anonymous transactions as the key reason for ending support for LTC. The delisting comes in […]

Crypto pumps after Fed rate hike, Zuck pins hopes on Metaverse making hundreds of billions, and Tesla posts $64M BTC gain: Hodler’s Digest, July 24-30

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week   ‘Bullish rate hike’ — Why crypto spiked in the […]