Lessons We Can Learn from Bitcoin About Healthy Relationships

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I’ll be the first to admit that when I think of blockchain, the last thing that pops into my head is romance. It’s about as far from sexy as you can get. Let’s do a little word association game. When you read “distributed ledger technology” or “Bitcoin,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind?…

Meet the Crypto Cult, the Colorful Cast of Cryptocurrency’s Wild West

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Over the past two years, crypto has often been referred to as the Wild West, and for good reason. Cryptocurrency has been an unregulated digital frontier where the fringes of society speculated feverishly—and some prospectors won big. As crypto went mainstream in late 2017, the early adopters (or pioneers, more aptly) saw their small investments…

Redditors Attempt to Fool Bitcoin Sentiment Bots

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Redditors, in a humorous attempt to push up bitcoin prices, are trying to fool trading bots that scrape the forum for sentiment. And the results are hilarious. Reddit’s Crypto Conundrum The ritual started from a Redditor who proclaimed on Jan. 22nd to “trick the bots by being positive.” The specifics behind his plan: “Bots use…

Blockchain May Change How Real-World Tabletop Card Games are Played [Interview]

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As blockchain technology hits the gaming industry, most game developers are only exploring subtle integrations. Meanwhile, a Seattle startup is making extensive use of the technology to completely reinvent how tabletop card games are played and distributed. New Gaming Paradigm CryptoSlate recently spoke with Seattle studio Cryptogogue about their unique crypto-backed trading card game and…

Crypto VC Believes the Masses Have “Forgotten” About Bitcoin a Year After All-Time Highs

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Cryptocurrency venture capitalist Chris Burniske believes the masses have “entirely forgotten” about digital assets, with his comments coming on the back of a prolonged bear market. Now, seasoned traders, institutional investors, and technological experts are leaving the crypto arena. Goodbye Bitcoin A year after Bitcoin was priced at $20,000 on some exchanges and the cryptocurrency…

BlockTower Capital to Lose $1 Million After Betting Bitcoin Would Hit $50,000

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BlockTower Capital, a hedge fund which manages more than $130 million in client assets, made a $1 million bet last year that Bitcoin’s price would go above $50,000 by the end of 2018. The Hedge Fund is expected to lose over $1 million in options by the end of the week. A Bitcoin Bet Gone…

Why the World Needs Bitcoin and Crypto: Financial Services are a Basic Human Right

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Coinbase’s CEO and co-founder Brian Armstrong has a vision for how Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will profoundly impact society. The market was euphoric as Bitcoin and Ethereum approached $20,000 and $2,000. Speculators imagined that this would be the next “paradigm,” and if they didn’t buy-in today they would forever miss once in a lifetime 1000-fold…

Data Shows that Women Are Underrepresented in Blockchain and Crypto

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New data shows that the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries are male-dominated, severely underrepresenting women in the workforce. A LongHash report published on December 11, 2018, analyzed the most recent 100 blockchain startups and found that the industry employs significantly more men than women, showing a growing gender divide in the emerging companies. But, is this…

Kobe Bryant to Speak at TRON’s niTROn Innovation Summit

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NBA superstar and “investment genius” Kobe Bryant is speaking at TRON’s niTROn Summit 2019 in San Francisco on Jan. 17. NBA Superstar Kobe Bryant Today, TRON released a press release saying that Kobe Bryant would be a special guest and speaker at the niTROn Summit, a blockchain event meant to bring together industry leaders to explore solutions…

FanWide’s Bringing Tokens to Game Night [INTERVIEW]

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With a hop and a skip, the blockchain industry may fast be proving its barebones infrastructure is ready to withstand the supersonic strains of the next tech boom. The president and chief architect of FanWide, for one, seems to think for the “world’s largest fan club network”, blockchain is a no-brainer. CryptoSlate sat down with…