Circle ‘blacklists’ all Tornado Cash ETH addresses effectively freezing USDC

Circle’s USDC has “blacklisted” all Ethereum addresses owned by Tornado Cash listed in the US Treasury Department’s sanction against the protocol. A Twitter bot named USDC Blacklist, which scrapes the blockchain for USDC blocklists, highlighted the issue as it tweeted multiple times through Monday after the sanction was issued. The USDC “Blacklist Policy” states that … Read more

MicroStrategy’s Michael Saylor says Ethereum is a security

In an interview with Altcoin Daily, MicroStrategy’s CEO Michael Saylor said Ethereum (ETH) is security. According to Saylor, the fact that Ethereum was first issued via an initial coin offering proves it is not a commodity. “There’s a management team. There was a pre-mine. There’s a hard fork. There are continual hard forks.” He also talked … Read more

Stacks founder claims Bitcoin will ‘win’ over ETH

👋 Want to work with us? CryptoSlate is hiring for a handful of positions! Stacks‘ Bitcoin maximalist founder Muneeb Ali said he doesn’t own any Ethereum since 2018 because it is losing against Bitcoin as money and as the major smart contract platform. My reason for not holding any ETH for the 2018-2021 cycle: (a) … Read more

Is Vitalik Buterin about to jump from Ethereum to Bitcoin?

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin posted a tweetstorm this week revealing contradictions in his thoughts and values. Buterin listed ten distinct contradictions, including reducing reliance on people versus building lasting systems and his love of decentralization and democracy versus a tendency to agree with intellectual elites over “the people.” Thread: some still open contradictions in my … Read more

CFTC Chair labels Bitcoin, Ethereum as commodities

Rostin Behnam, the Chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), claimed Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) are commodities. He said this during an interview with CNBC’s Squawk Box on Monday. Referring to a Senate bill that seeks to give the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) control over a large chunk of the crypto market, leaving … Read more

Ridley Scott’s production firm to create a film based on Ethereum

British-American TV and film production company Scott Free Productions is working on a feature-length movie inspired by Camila Russo’s The Infinite Machine: How an Army of Crypto Hackers is Building the Next Internet with Ethereum, a bestselling book about Ethereum. This was announced yesterday by Russo’s-founded crypto media company The Defiant. According to the announcement, … Read more

Is Bitcoin maximalism a curse on the crypto industry?

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse says Bitcoin tribalism holds back the entire cryptocurrency industry. Speaking at Paris Blockchain Week Summit last week, Garlinghouse said he has invested in several cryptocurrencies and sees room for more than just Bitcoin. “I own bitcoin, I own ether, I own some others. I am an absolute believer that this industry … Read more

Vitalik Buterin tells Time Magazine crypto “has a lot of dystopian potential”

ETHDenver, one of the beloved crypto conferences in the world, took place this year between February 11 and March 21. The conference is the main developer-focused event of the year. It provides many opportunities to learn about new Blockchain innovations in addition to happy hours, open bars and after-parties. Ethereum’s founder Vitalik Buterin was naturally … Read more

Vitalik Buterin shows he is just like the rest of us

Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin has proven that he is a mere mortal after all. We can see from his Twitter username that Vitalik owns the ENS domain, Vitalik.eth. However, that means that we can look up this address on Etherscan to see the details of his recent transactions. The ENS address, which he has registered … Read more

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin condemns Putin for Ukraine invasion

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has officially begun, as President Vladimir Putin announced that he is launching a “special military operation” in the country. Putin’s move was followed by reports of explosions in multiple major Ukrainian cities, including the country’s capital, Kyiv. Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin, once again voiced his distress about the conflict, calling out … Read more