Privacy Cryptocurrency Grin Votes to Fund Third Full-Time Developer

Long-time Grin coder “Ignotus Peverell” will receive financial support to work on the cryptocurrency, a move that makes him the nascent project’s third paid team member. In a weekly developer meeting Monday, developers voted to fund Peverell for his work on Grin with roughly $10,000 per month. With 4,919,040 GRIN tokens in circulation, according to CoinMarketCap,…

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Humans on the Blockchain: Why Crypto Is the Best Defense Against AI Overlords

Santiago Siri is the founder of Democracy Earth Foundation, a Y Combinator-backed non-profit building digital governance technology. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  As governance becomes more and more prevalent in discussions around consensus protocols, it is clear that Satoshi Nakamoto’s original vision of “one-CPU-one-vote” shaped the entire crypto industry…

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Ethereum Founder Responds to Charges of “Insane”, “Plutocratic” Governance

News Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum’s cofounder, is increasingly finding himself target of very public rumors about his role in the project’s supposed love of secrecy. Charges of lacking transparency are equivalent to mortal sins in the cryptocurrency space. Ethereum too is particularly sensitive about accusations along these lines, especially in the ongoing light of a possible…

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