How Tyler Winklevoss Converted His Biographer Into a Bitcoin Believer

This interview has been edited and condensed.I don’t normally write the stories here at Cointelegraph — I edit them. But when I got an email from a publicist asking if I was interested in speaking with Ben Mezrich, author of “Bitcoin Billionaires,” and oh, did I want the Winklevoss twins to jump in on the interview? I couldn’t say no.Ben had...

Bitcoin Falls Under $10,700 as Top Cryptos See Mixed Movements

Monday, June 17 — Most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting mixed movements on the day by press time, as bitcoin (BTC) trades under the $10,700 mark.Market visualization courtesy of Coin360Bitcoin is currently down over 4.65% on the day, trading around $10,644 at press time, according to Coin360. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin is up over 16%.Bitcoin 7-day...

Oxfam Trials Delivery of Disaster Relief Using Ethereum Stablecoin DAI

Oxfam International, a U.K.-based non-profit with a global reach, just spent a month testing MakerDAO’s stablecoin DAI as a vehicle for helping disaster victims. The pilot project in the South Pacific Ocean nation of Vanuatu was conducted in partnership with Australian tech firm Sempo and ethereum startup ConsenSys, Australian news outlet Micky reports. Vanuatu routinely faces a high risk of tsunamis, cyclones and...

Wanxiang City Partners with Blockchain Privacy Startup on Tracking Infrastructure

Wianxiang, prominent Chinese car manufacturer, has partnered with PlatON, a blockchain privacy startup, to develop the underlying infrastructure for China’s largest smart city project, slated for completion by 2025. His eponymous Wanxiang Innova City, in progress since 2015, will convert 8.3 square kilometers premium riverfront real-estate in Hangzhou into an “expansive digital and ecological urban space,” according to a press release....

Why Ethereum’s Privacy Matters and What’s Being Built to Support It

Mixers. Computational data layers. Zero-knowledge proofs: these are just a few of the technologies being leveraged to enhance privacy on the ethereum blockchain. Privacy for a public blockchain network is a bit of an oxymoron, given that, by nature of the technology’s design, data must be shared and widely distributed on the network in order to be considered valid. What’s more,...