$3.4B of Bitcoin in a popcorn tin: The Silk Road hacker’s story

Where would you hide $3.4 billion worth of Bitcoin? For James Zhong, the ideal spot was to store it on a computer — with its circuitry exposed — placed in a used Cheetos popcorn tin hidden in a bathroom closet under a pile of blankets. Zhong, now 32, was sentenced to a year in federal […]

‘Ethical’ SBF game axed, Web3 games sign-up process sucks, Tomb Chaser: Web3 Gamer

Our biweekly roundup for the Web3 gaming community, featuring news, reviews and the latest on new releases. Storybook Brawl shuts down servers Months after the spectacular collapse of Sam Bankman-Fried’s crypto empire, the casualties keep coming.  Good Luck Games, the creators of Storybook Brawl – reportedly disgraced FTX CEO Bankman-Fried’s second-favorite game after League of […]

Joe Lubin: The truth about ETH founders split and ‘Crypto Google’

There’s a narrative that’s grown up around Ethereum’s two most important co-founders, Joe Lubin and Vitalik Buterin, to explain how they went in different directions almost a decade ago. It suggests the pair fell out over the blockchain’s future direction, with the idealistic 20-year-old Buterin determined to turn Ethereum into a nonprofit foundation, while Lubin […]

Crypto and AI: Control the robots, incentivize the humans

Text generator ChatGPT is the fastest-growing consumer app ever, and it’s still growing rapidly. But the dirty secret of AI is that humans are still needed to create, label and structure training data — and training data is very expensive. The dark side of this is that an exponential feedback loop is being created where […]