Vitalik Buterin Clarifies Fiat Holdings: Analysis of Ethereum Founder’s Net Worth

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Vitalik Buterin, one of the most influential people in crypto and the figurehead behind Ethereum, recently clarified his fiat holdings in response to an analysis of his transaction history on his main wallet address. Based on Buterin’s cryptocurrency wallets, cash from ETH sales, equity in startups, and his annual salary, CryptoSlate estimates Buterin’s net worth…

TomoChain Founder Long Vuong Describes His Blockchain’s Advantages over Ethereum, EOS, and TRON

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TomoChain founder and CEO Long Vuong joined CryptoSlate for an interview to discuss how he is building a smart contract platform with high transaction throughput, low latency, and “near-zero” fees. He also elaborates on the differences between his blockchain and Ethereum, EOS, and TRON. Primer on TomoChain TomoChain (TOMO) is a blockchain protocol based out of Singapore that…

Brian Armstrong Speculates the Death of Quadriga’s CEO Was Used as Cover for Mismanagement

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Brian Armstrong, the CEO and co-founder of Coinbase, made a public statement speculating that QuadrigaCX—the exchange that lost $135 million in customer funds—may have used its CEO’s death as cover for earlier mismanagement. Brian Armstrong took to Twitter on Feb. 21st to share his perspective on what could have happened to QuadrigaCX. According to the…

Mark Zuckerberg Considers Blockchain for Data Authorization and Logins

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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and founder of Facebook, expressed interest in utilizing blockchain technology for the authorization of data, such as logins and account validation, in an interview with Harvard Law professor Jonathan Zittrain on Feb. 20th. In the interview, Zuckerberg iterated his January promise where he said he would look into blockchain and cryptocurrencies for…

NEO Establishes US Foothold in Seattle, Mission to Become “Number One Blockchain by 2020”

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NEO announced it has established a foothold in the US market with a new office in Seattle, Washington. In an interview, Da Hongfei explains what separates NEO from Ethereum and Bitcoin—and he asserts why he believes NEO could become the number one blockchain by 2020. Da Hongfei, the founder of NEO, announced at NEO DevCon…

Morgan Creek’s Venture Fund Raised $40 Million to Invest in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

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Morgan Creek Digital Assets announced today that it has successfully closed a $40 million venture fund that will invest in blockchain and cryptocurrency. Morgan Creek Digital Assets (MCDA) is an alternative asset management firm founded by Anthony Pompliano, Mark Yusko, and Jason Williams. The fund is an affiliate of multi-billion dollar asset manager Morgan Creek…

CEO of Dash: Cryptocurrency More Than a Bolivar Hedge, It’s a Way to Survive in Venezuela [Interview]

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Dash CEO, Ryan Taylor, says a few factors saw them enter the Venezuelan market three years ago, but the political situation has made their cryptocurrency a critical survival tool for many in the beleaguered country. Dash, a portmanteau of Digital Cash, has in many instances for the public in Venezuela become a way in which…

Analyzing Vitalik Buterin’s Statement About Cryptos that are “Centralized Piles of Trash”

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Co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, spoke at the Blockchain Connect Conference in January about Casper CBC and Ethereum 2.0, but also criticized blockchains that boast their speed, calling them “centralized piles of trash.” At the Blockchain Connect Conference in San Francisco, the audience asked Vitalik whether CBC Casper was being designed with any transaction throughput…

Verge Founder Justin Sunerok Talks About the Future and Potential of XVG [Interview]

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Justin Sunerok, the founder and lead developer for Verge Currency, joined CryptoSlate for an interview yesterday. He answers questions about his motives, the project’s progress, and talks about the facts surrounding the coin’s earlier 51 percent attacks. Verge was created in mid-2014 by Justin (Vendetta) “Sunerok” Valo under the name DogeCoinDark. The coin was later…

RealBlocks Aims to Tokenize Real Estate Investing with Ethereum, Raises $3.1 Million Seed Round

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RealBlocks, a platform leveraging the Ethereum blockchain to tokenize equity in real estate, closed a $3.1 million seed round. The round was led by Science, Inc., a fund with stakes in digital businesses—such as Dollar Shave Club, and was joined by Anthony Pompliano’s Morgan Creek Capital and several other venture capital funds. On Jan. 25th,…