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Nearly 60,000 people have already signed up for an international scavenger hunt for a $1 million bitcoin prize

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency investors have launched a global scavenger hunt called Satoshi's Treasure with a prize of $1 million worth of bitcoin. Clues are being released periodically on the game's website to give people hints on where to find the hundreds of key fragments used to gain access to the bitcoin grand prize. Nearly 60,000 people have signed up to receive updates and clues about the scavenger hunt, the game's co-creator told CoinDesk. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stori...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Trends, Chris Hughes, Treasure, Satoshi, Meltzer, Eric Meltzer, Nic Carter, Ordo, Satoshi s Treasure, Primitive Ventures Part


Satoshi’s Treasure to add side quests on top of $1 million Bitcoin prize

A million-dollar Bitcoin scavenger hunt began only two weeks ago, but one player has already built software to help others co-ordinate their detective efforts. Satoshi’s Treasure works like this: game organizers split keys to $1 million worth of BTC into 1,000 “shards.” A newsletter sends hints for their discovery, and the first to collect 400 shards immediately unlocks the full prize. So far, clues have led players to explore major cities like San Francisco and London, but they’ve also featured...
Tags: Startups, London, Australia, San Francisco, Uganda, Btc, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Satoshi, Hard Fork, John Cantrell


For the love of Satoshi, don’t give your Bitcoin to rebuild Notre Dame

A significant chunk of the famous Notre Dame cathedral burned down earlier this week, and now France’s government is mulling whether to accept cryptocurrency to rebuild it—but please, for the love of Satoshi, keep your Bitcoin. The world anxiously watched fire rip through Notre Dame’s twelfth century framework on Monday afternoon. French minister for digital affairs Cedric O later said he’s open to discussing ways to accept digital money donations, Bloomberg reports. Cryptocurrency companies als...
Tags: Startups, France, Digital, Bloomberg, Notre Dame, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Satoshi, Hard Fork, Binance, Cédric O


Satoshi’s Treasure hacker claims first keys to $1M Bitcoin prize in minutes

A million-dollar scavenger hunt for Bitcoin commenced just a few days ago, but it only took minutes for one ingenious hacker to complete the first stage without actually going anywhere. Satoshi’s Treasure is an alternate reality game urging players to work together to find private keys hidden in real-world locations. Clues are distributed periodically via a newsletter. Inspired by Ready Player One, the game features leaderboards to show which teams are closest to collecting the prize. There are ...
Tags: Startups, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Satoshi, Hard Fork


Candy Color Paradox

Isaku Natsume’s Candy Color Paradox reinforced for me that I’m not a yaoi fan, because I really liked the aspects of this SuBLime manga that had nothing to do with sex or the relationship between the leads. It’s a classic story of “co-workers, forced together, spat as cover for their true feelings”, only with two guys. Satoshi, a news writer, was supposed to be working on the political beat, but at the last minute, he’s sent to the “stakeout team” [...]
Tags: Comics, Satoshi, Viz Manga Reviews, Isaku Natsume


Moonday Morning: Bitcoin dev ordered to prove Craig Wright isn’t Satoshi

It’s Monday which means it’s Moonday Morning and time to catch up with the top news from over the weekend. Let’s get to it. 1. Canadian financial regulators are learning from the QuadrigaCX debacle and are taking action to begin regulating cryptocurrency exchanges to mitigate the risks associated with virtual currency exchanges. In a joint paper, published last week, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) explores how re...
Tags: Startups, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Craig Wright, Satoshi, Securities Administrators CSA, Hard Fork


Melonport dissolves in favor of its protocol, setting a new bar for the blockchain world

In the world of blockchain, it is the sector of Fintech where most think Satoshi’s invention will have the greatest impact. And in finance there are few more elite worlds that those of asset management. So it’s of some significance that a two-year long project to disrupt and open up this world using blockchain has now come to fruition. Last Friday in Zug — a small provincial Swiss town which has embraced crypto startups — the Melonport startup consciously chose to dissolve itself and release its...
Tags: Startups, TC, Tech, Darth Vader, Council, Ethereum, Fintech, Blockchain, Melon, Satoshi, MTC, Zug, Obi Wan Kenobi, Asset Management, Mona El Isa, Melonport


We tagged Amsterdam Central Station with LONG BITCOIN SHORT THE BANKERS

The White House has been tagged with digital Bitcoin graffiti, thanks to a new augmented reality platform powered by cryptocurrency. Satoshi’s World allows anyone in the world to add text, images, and GIFs to real world settings for a small Bitcoin fee. Posts are made viewable through a special Google Maps feed. It was launched over the weekend, and it took just a few hours for “bitcoin” to be scrawled across the White House. Found it pic.twitter.com/11UfbvSkUL — Neeraj K. Agrawal (@NeerajKA) Fe...
Tags: Startups, White House, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Satoshi, Amsterdam Central Station, Neeraj K Agrawal, Hard Fork


Jordan Peterson accepts bitcoin after leaving Patreon

Alongside Dave Rubin, Jordan Peterson left Patreon over "free speech" issues to launch their own platform.In the interim, Peterson is accepting bitcoin, which might hint at the "extra features" their platform will include. They point to anti-feminist Youtuber, Sargon of Akkad, as the impetus for leaving Patreon — ironic, considering how often Peterson points to identity politics as a problem. None It's been more than a decade since Satoshi Nakamoto published his/her/their famous white paper tha...
Tags: Gender, Technology, Identity, Finance, America, Bank Of America, Innovation, Kkk, Gender Equality, Nancy, Blockchain, Patreon, Satoshi Nakamoto, Mastercard, Derek, Aoc


Sony to boost 3D camera sensor production after increased interest from Apple: Report

Sony is said to be boosting the production of its next-generation 3D sensors after receiving interest from customers including Apple Inc. The chips will power front and rear-facing 3D cameras for various smartphone models in 2019. Sony kick-started the mass production in late summer to meet demand, according to Satoshi Yoshihara, head of Sony’s sensor division. Satoshi, however, has declined to provide sales or production targets but said the 3D business is already operating profitably and wi...
Tags: Blogging, Sony, Apple Inc, Satoshi, Huawei Technologies Co, Satoshi Yoshihara, Yoshihara


Mystical music for midwinter, with SO of Tokyo’s Labyrinth, more

The Northern Hemisphere’s darkest days make a good scene for music, whatever your spiritual/religious persuasion. So here we have some gorgeous sounds in this holiday week. First, this mix sets the mood for your end of December about as well as anything could, I think: I will write about the ongoing Dimension Series of mixes shortly – it was an honor to make the first episode of that myself, and ever since Oscar Gonzales and Static Discos have delivered a steady flow of some of my favorite ...
Tags: Ipad, Music, Japan, Holidays, Inspiration, Christmas, Experimental, United States, House, Stories, Tokyo, Guitar, Ambient, SO, Listening, Chris


Tim May, Father of 'Crypto Anarchy,' Is Dead At 67

Tim May, co-founder of the influential Cypherpunks mailing list and a significant influence on both bitcoin and WikiLeaks, passed away in mid-December at his home in Corralitos, California. The news was announced last Saturday on a Facebook post written by his friend Lucky Green. Long-time Slashdot reader SonicSpike quotes Reason: In his influential 1988 essay, "The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto," May predicted that advances in computer technology would eventually allow "individuals and groups to ...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Steven Levy, Satoshi, Hughes, May, Tim May, John Gilmore, KYC AML, Eric Hughes, Cypherpunks, Corralitos California, Crypto Anarchist Manifesto May, Hugh Daniels


Everything you need to know about Bitcoin, its mysterious origins, and the many alleged identities of its creator

Since it was created in 2009, Bitcoin has experienced significant highs and lows. Bitcoin is considered the preeminent cryptocurrency in the world, but there's still plenty of mystery surrounding its creation. Who came up with Bitcoin? Was it created by more than one person? And who is Satoshi Nakamoto? Here's a rundown on the currency's strange beginnings: In 2008, the first inklings of bitcoin begin to circulate the web. In August 2008, the domain name bitcoin.org was quietly registered onli...
Tags: Trends, Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, Satoshi, Finney, Nakamoto, Bitcoin Bitcoin, Hal Finney, Nakamoto Finney


Video Of The Week: Ethereum 2.0

I just watched Vitalik Buterin’s keynote at Devcon 4 in Prague last week, on Halloween and on the tenth anniversary of Satoshi’s whitepaper. In this keynote, Vitalik explains what has taken so long in getting from Ethereum 1.0 to Ethereum 2.0, what Ethereum 2.0 will include, and how we are going to get there. It is a bit geeky, I can’t say that I understood everything, but if you own Ethereum, or if you believe that a scaled decentralized smart contract platform is important, and I can say yes...
Tags: Trends, USV, Prague, Crypto, Ethereum, Blockchain, Satoshi, DevCon, Vitalik Buterin, Vitalik


Happy Birthday Bitcoin

10 years ago, today, one of the most truly innovative and disruptive technologies and movements was born: The original message that started it all… The last 10 years have been unbelievable and the next 10 years will be even more so (which is very difficult to even imagine). I be honest, no one knows where we’ll be in the year 2028 but it’ll be something very, very special. And I plan on being there to see it happen, live and in person… because I’ve dedicated my professional (and personal) l...
Tags: Council, Start, Satoshi


Bitcoin turns 10, but would Satoshi even recognize it?

Ten years ago to the day, Bitcoin’s pseudonymous creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, published the Bitcoin whitepaper, and it undoubtedly changed the face of the internet. While we might be a few years away from mass adoption (and most blockchain use cases are still merely “proof of concepts”), Bitcoin’s impact has been undeniable. Bitcoin isn’t the first digital currency. There were a number of attempts in the 1990s, but none ever seemed to stick. Most of the early attempts at creating a digital currenc...
Tags: Startups, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Satoshi Nakamoto, Satoshi, Hard Fork


Four Challenges For Crypto Entrepreneurship In 2019

There are lofty expectations regarding the opportunities provided by cryptocurrency in 2019, and many entrepreneurs are rightly excited by what the next year may hold. However, there are notable challenges in place, and if you are a crypto entrepreneur looking for success in 2019, you will need to overcome these challenges. Security remains crucial in the crypto market. Security is always going to be important. As the market reaches out to inexperienced users, there will be larger fears and c...
Tags: Startups, Trends, ATM, Cryptocurrency, Others, Satoshi, Business Challenges, Entrepreneur Advice


Rules For Success For Blockchain Music Entrepreneurs [George Howard]

While blockchain has long been thought of as God-send and natural fit for the music industry, the budding technology has yet to live up to the hype surrounding it. In his "Howard Test," George Howard outlines what it will take for the technology to reach its potential. _________________________________   Part 1 Guest post by George Howard. This article originally appeared on Forbes We are at an inflection point in the trajectory of Blockchain tech and music product  development....
Tags: Music, Berlin, Walmart, Guest Post, New York Times, Dolly Parton, SEC, Whitney Houston, Cvs, Blockchain, Music Business, Music Tech, Digital Music, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Ico, Satoshi


RIP Satoshi’s vision—report finds only 16% of cryptocurrencies are decentralized

An overwhelming majority of cryptocurrency and blockchain projects (cryptoassets) on the market today are centralized in one way or another. Even more startling, 85 percent of development teams have the authority to alter their cryptoassets’ protocol at their own discretion. These are just some of the findings presented by blockchain and cryptocurrency research unit CryptoCompare, in its yearly taxonomy of the cryptocurrency sector. The study analyzed hundreds of cryptoassets with the intention ...
Tags: Startups, Cryptocurrency, Satoshi, Hard Fork


Why Someone Put a Giant, Inflatable Bitcoin Rat on Wall Street

There's now a giant, inflatable rat covered in crypto code across from the Federal Reserve. An anonymous reader quotes Fortune: The bitcoin rat, first noted on Reddit, was created by Nelson Saiers, an artist and former hedge fund manager, according to Coindesk. The art installation, which appeared earlier this week and is temporary, is intended as much as a tribute to bitcoin's creator Satoshi Nakamoto as much as it is a condemnation of the Fed and critics of cryptocurrencies. "The sculpture's s...
Tags: Tech, Reddit, Warren Buffett, Satoshi Nakamoto, Coindesk, Fed, Satoshi, Nelson Saiers, Saiers


TRON is giving DLT devs an 85% discount on Hard Fork Decentralized tickets

We’ve come a long way from Satoshi’s white paper in 2008. Every day we’re pushing the limits of what’s possible on the blockchain, and we have developers to thank for it. That’s why we’d like to offer DLT devs an 85-percent discount on their ticket to Hard Fork Decentralized, our first blockchain and cryptocurrency event. We’re partnering with TRON Foundation, one of the largest blockchain-based operating systems in the world, to make this discount possible. Our event aims to catalyze in-depth d...
Tags: Startups, Blockchain, Satoshi, DLT, Hard Fork, TRON Foundation


Understanding Bitcoin’s Legacy: What Was Satoshi’s Bitcoin Vision?

Bitcoin’s code has been open source from the very beginning. (Satoshi) didn’t patent it or try to sell it. Meanwhile, his stash of roughly a million bitcoins, mined during the early days of the bitcoin network, has never been moved (aside from a few test transactions back in 2009). At its height in December 2017, Satoshi’s stash of one million bitcoins was worth about $20 billion, which would have made him the 44th richest man on the planet. Satoshi, however, does not appear to have ever touched...
Tags: Linux, Satoshi


It’s the end of crypto as we know it and I feel fine

Watching the current price madness is scary. Bitcoin is falling and rising in $500 increments with regularity and Ethereum and its attendant ICOs are in a seeming freefall with a few “dead cat bounces” to keep things lively. What this signals is not that crypto is dead, however. It signals that the early, elated period of trading whose milestones including the launch of Coinbase and the growth of a vibrant (if often shady) professional ecosystem is over. Crypto still runs on hype. Gemini a...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, TC, Uber, Microsoft, Yahoo, Tech, Hp, Banking, Snapchat, Beijing, Bitcoin, Currency, Crypto, Nebraska


Economist Tyler Cowen launches a fellowship and grant program for moon shot ideas

Tyler Cowen, who I interviewed here, is a fascinating economist. Part pragmatist and part dreamer, he has been researching and writing about the future for a long time in books and his blog, Marginal Revolution. Now he and his university, George Mason, are putting some money where his mouth is. Cowen and the team at GMU are working on Emergent Ventures, a fellowship and grant program for moon shots. The goal is to give people with big ideas a little capital to help them build out their dreams. “...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Politics, America, Tech, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Tyler-cowen, Satoshi, George Mason, Cowen, GMU, Jordan Peterson, Emergent Ventures, GMU Mercatus Center


Why You Won’t See Ash Ketchum in ‘Detective Pikachu’

Ash Ketchum famously declared that he would catch ’em all, but the one thing he won’t catch is a front-row seat to the first live-action Pokémon movie. Detective Pikachu director Rob Letterman confirmed that the TV series’ famous protagonist won’t be appearing in the film — which technically is in line with the premise of the video game upon which it’s based, which features an entirely new lead character. But this decision will inevitably leave plenty of ’90s kids who grew up on the series hear...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, America, Adaptation, Pokemon, Nashville, Ash, Anime, Ryan Reynolds, Smith, Letterman, Legendary Pictures, Satoshi, Pokemon Company, Pikachu, Ash Ketchum


The Top 5 Cryptocurrencies You Should Know About

Cryptocurrencies or digital currencies have taken the world by storm inspiring some people while confusing a whole lot more. There are still so many people out there who do not understand what digital currencies are and what they are all about. Digital currencies are monetary transfers that operate outside of a central bank in a decentralized manner. The best example of this that is well known all over the world is Bitcoin. Since the inception of Bitcoin and after the realization that so much ca...
Tags: Finance, Sales, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Btc, Satoshi Nakamoto, Litecoin, Satoshi, Zcash Zcash


Drinking From The Crypto Firehose

It is my view and our view at USV that the crypto market is in what Carlota Perez calls the installation phase. We believe that we are still putting the pieces in place for a new technology architecture to take hold. The “big bang” for this technology cycle was the publishing of Satoshi’s whitepaper, almost ten years ago. But we still don’t have consensus mechanisms that can scale to transaction speeds that are typical of mainstream web apps, we don’t yet have consensus mechanisms that are ener...
Tags: Trends, USV, Crypto, Blockchain, Satoshi, Carlota Perez, Google Amazon Facebook Twitter Dropbox Uber


This decentralized Reddit copycat lets you buy upvotes with Bitcoin

ThunderMessage is a decentralized take on Reddit powered by Bitcoin‘s Lightning Network – and it’s already full of shitposts. Just like in Reddit, users can post messages, and then upvote and downvote them. But this message board is different – instead of clicks, you have to send small amount of Bitcoin for each upvote or downvote. One Satoshi (a Satoshi is 0.00000001 BTC), one upvote (or downvote). What results is really a great demonstration of the decentralized nature of the blockchain – but ...
Tags: Startups, Reddit, Cryptocurrency, Lightning Network, Insider, Satoshi, Hard Fork


Lightning-powered app lets you play roulette on the blockchain

Blockchain developers won’t be at peace until every single thing in the world is on blockchain. Or, so it seems. Web developer Rui Gomes has created Lighting Spin — a web app that lets you play roulette over Bitcoin Lightning Network. The app lets you wager anywhere between 1,000 Satoshi (approximately 6¢) to 100,000 Satoshi (approximately $6) per round. All you need to play the game is load your balance using a wallet service with support for the Lightning Network – like Eclair, for instance. Y...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Cryptocurrency, Lightning Network, Satoshi, Hard Fork, Rui Gomes


You can now play Pokémon on the blockchain

Developers are finding new fun ways to test blockchain technology. Software engineer João Almeida has created Poketoshi, a platform that lets you play Nintendo’s iconic game Pokémon via the Lightning Network. The game is hosted on live stream video platform Twitch and works just like the rest of ‘Twitch Plays Pokémon’ games. The games work by reading commands entered into the chat room by users. In Poketoshi, the commands are instead entered through a Lightning-enabled virtual controller. The us...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Money, Tech, Nintendo, Pokemon, Lightning, Cryptocurrency, Lightning Network, Satoshi, Hard Fork, João Almeida, Poketoshi