Filecoin Founder Accuses Justin Sun of Spreading Lies About FIL Tokens as Fresh Dumping Allegations Emerge

Juan Benet, a founder at Filecoin, is attacking Justin Sun for spreading completely false accusations about the movement of the FIL tokens soon after listing. In his long Twitter rebuff, Benet accuses Sun of spreading lies with the intention of harming the Filecoin project financially. Calling the accusations ridiculous, Benet says no one from the Filecoin team sold the FIL token on the day of listing. Soon after the FIL token went live on many exchanges, Sun unexpectedly tweeted alleging that Benet and others at Filecoin had exit scammed. This…

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Yearn Finance Founder Blames Social Actors for Role in the EMN Token Hack

Yearn Finance founder Andre Cronje suggests he did not mishandle the Eminence (EMN) project’s economic exploit, which he insists functions well. He accuses certain social actors of creating a story around EMN that caused rational actors to jump onto the token. Cronje’s comments follow reports that a group of defi community members planning to sue the smart contract builder whom they say is culpable in the $15 million EMN token hack. Cronje Says He Is Not Infallible In a post on Medium, Cronje who has vowed not to use his…

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Yearn Finance’s founder says he ‘doesn’t build for speculators’

The founder of Yearn Finance, Andre Cronje, has seen a fair share of criticism lately as he deployed some smart contracts that ended up losing users’ money. Cronje defended himself in a blog post and explained why he believes he shouldn’t be held responsible for those who “ape in” his testing contracts. Cronje will often place large disclaimers urging people to treat them with caution and not just go in because he built it. Little can be done to prevent this, given the permissionless nature of these products. Nevertheless, Cronje…

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No single blockchain can carry all of DeFi right now, MyEtherWallet founder says

Most of decentralized finance’s potential scaling options come at the cost of decentralization, according to Kosala Hemachandra, founder and CEO of crypto wallet solution MyEtherWallet.  “From a perspective of fully decentralized blockchains, there’s no blockchain that has a good enough scaling solution to support this many transactions,” Hemachandra told Cointelegraph in an interview. “When you think from that perspective, Ethereum is the best solution out there.” DeFi has boomed in 2020, with Ethereum arguably being the top choice for most of the action, according to Hemachandra. As a result, scaling issues have surfaced in the…

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Pantera Capital Founder on What He Learned From Missing Out on Ethereum

Dr. Steven Waterhouse, a founding partner of Pantera Capital, says that his biggest regret as a VC is not investing in the Ethereum (ETH) Initial Coin Offering (ICO), but he learned his lessons from his mistake. Waterhouse received his doctorate from Cambridge University back in 1997. He launched several successful ventures before joining Fortress Investment Group in 2013 where he rubbed shoulders with Mike Novogratz. Initially, the idea was to start a crypto fund within Fortress. When this did not work out, he became one of the founding partners of…

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Dollar Vigilante Founder Talks Covid-19 and Economic Crisis: ‘The Modern Financial System Is at the End of It’s Rope’

Jeff Berwick is an entrepreneur with a lot to say these days and he’s released a number of videos discussing the coronavirus pandemic and the government-induced lockdowns. Berwick is the founder of The Dollar Vigilante, an anarcho-capitalist media outlet focusing on gold, silver, mining stocks, cryptocurrencies, and offshore banking. News.Bitcoin.com chatted with Berwick this week in order to get his perspective on the current events tied to the Covid-19 outbreak, the stay-at-home orders, the financial turbulence, and what he envisions will happen next. Berwick chats about precious metals like gold,…

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NEO Founder Says Blockchain is a Remedy in a Post-Pandemic World

NEO (NEO) founder Da Hongfei appeared at the Blockdown 2020 virtual conference on April 16, where he spoke about blockchain’s role in the post-pandemic world.  The creator of the project dubbed the “Chinese Ethereum” suggested that the world was currently witnessing a pattern of de-globalization. According to Hongfei, blockchain will be the technology that puts humanity back on course to becoming a global community. Hongfei pointed out that blockchain is ideology agnostic, and while different nations may have different financial ideas and concepts, blockchain can be the neutral ground which…

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Bitcoin Will Follow Ethereum And Move to Proof-of-Stake, Says Bitcoin Suisse Founder

Niklas Nikolajsen, the founder of Swiss crypto broker Bitcoin Suisse, predicts that Bitcoin (BTC) will move to Proof-of-Stake (PoS) once the Ethereum (ETH) network has proved the algorithm’s success. Bitcoin’s current Proof-of-Work (PoW) consensus algorithm — the pioneering concept which in fact pre-existed Bitcoin, but has since come to be indissociable from the cryptocurrency — “will probably change in the future,” Nikolajsen argued. In outtakes from an interview conducted for a German TV documentary — recorded back in October 2019, but uploaded on April 6 — Nikolajsen said: “[Bitcoin’s move…

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