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…

Chinese Principal Fired for Crypto Mining on The Job

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Headmaster Lei Hua has been fired from his job at a school in Hunan, China, after a total of nine mining rigs were found stealing his school’s electricity to mine Ethereum, the BBC reported on Friday. Chinese headmaster canned for mining cryptocurrency with school's electricityhttps://t.co/fFMAe2IYPj pic.twitter.com/fYSHNWmBaO — Gizmodo (@Gizmodo) November 9, 2018 School Foots the…

It’s Time for Content Creators to Rightfully Get All They Deserve

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Quality content is the lifeblood of the internet. Blog posts, podcasts, YouTube videos, and even social media posts are far more than a means to an end, or a way get more users for a product or service you’re trying to sell. Engaging, fun, high-caliber posts that provide value should be appreciated and adequately rewarded…

Sony Develops Blockchain System for Digital Rights Management

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Entertainment behemoth Sony Corporation announced Monday the development of a blockchain-based tool for the management of the rights to intellectual property such as music, videos, and written works. Sony: We Built a Blockchain for Music, Video Rights https://t.co/dqZkLr8Wiv pic.twitter.com/87JT5KCYqJ — Backbone (UK) (@BackboneUK) October 15, 2018 Sony: Blockchain ‘Lends Itself to Rights Management’ The immutability…