AuthorJake Sylvestre

Jake Sylvestre is the founder of PhishTrain, a board member on Projectile X (which manages YBC) & a cybersecurity expert who consults for Fortune 500 companies on topics like cybersecurity, blockchain, and marketing. Follow me on Twitter: @jakesylJake Sylvestre is also the host of The CCN Podcast

Interview: Ethereum Development Studio ConsenSys CSO Sam Cassatt

We had the opportunity to interview Sam Cassatt at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. Sam is the Chief Strategy Officer of ConsenSys and has great involvement throughout the organization. Sam has an interesting background in that he worked on biocomputation in the field of Cognitive Science at John Hopkins and then consulted around the topic for years. He went on to work at ConsenSys just a few months after...

Sharding, True USD Launches and More Custody Players: This Week in Crypto

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Make sure you check out our previous edition here, now let’s go over what happened in crypto this week. Also, make sure you subscribe for this week’s edition of The CCN Podcast on iTunes, TuneIn, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, Soundcloud, YouTube or wherever you get your podcasts. Price Watch: Bitcoin is up 5.46% this week to $6,500 after a somewhat tumultuous week. On Monday, we...

Interview: Joseph Lubin, Co-Founder of Ethereum & ConsenSys

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We were able to sit down with Ethereum and ConsenSys Founder Joseph Lubin last week at TechCrunch Disrupt SF and talk to him about some of the projects that ConsenSys is working on. [Editor's Note: This interview has been edited for clarity] CCN: What is ConsenSys? Joseph Lubin: ConsenSys is a venture development studio with a few different sides of the company. We have the product side of the...

SEC Hires, Exchange Rumors, and Bitcoin Price Woes: This Week in Crypto

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Make sure you check out our previous edition here, now let’s go over what happened in crypto this week. Also, make sure you subscribe for this week's edition of The CCN Podcast on iTunes, TuneIn, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, Soundcloud, YouTube or wherever you get your podcasts. Price Watch: Bitcoin is down 11% this week - The priced surged to $7,200 early on Sunday and increased to...

Is Wright Wrong, Ethereum Block Reward Cut and Big Raises: This Week in Crypto

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Make sure you check out our previous edition here, now let’s go over what happened in crypto this week. Also, make sure you subscribe for this weeks edition of The CCN Podcast on iTunes, TuneIn, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, Soundcloud, Youtube or wherever you get your podcasts. Price Watch: Bitcoin is up 7.15%  to $7,200 after fluctuating just below the $7,000 mark last Sunday before...

Interview: Zilliqa CEO Xinshu Dong Talks Blockchain Scaling

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Last week, I was able to interview Zilliqa CEO, Xinshu Dong. As of the writing of this article, Zilliqa (ZIL) is sitting at #32 on CoinMarketCap with a market capitalization of just over $270 million. The currency peaked at over $1.6 billion in May of 2017. The coin's meteoric rise occurred as bitcoin was hovering around the $8,000 level and it has historically performed exceptionally well even...

ETF Rejections, Printing Money, and the Woz: This Week in Crypto

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Make sure you check out our previous edition here, now let’s go over what happened in crypto this week. Also, make sure you subscribe for this weeks edition of The CCN Podcast on iTunes, TuneIn, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, Soundcloud, Youtube or wherever you get your podcasts. Price Watch: Bitcoin is up 6% this week to $6,700 in a relatively calm week. flat price last week and falls of...

Interview: Michael Dunworth, CEO of Money Transfer Service Wyre, on MakerDAO Partnership

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On Tuesday, U.S. international wire transfer startup Wyre announced a strategic partnership with MakerDAO. We've written about Wyre several times in the past: first when they raised a $5.8 million Series A led by Chinese firm Amphora Capital. The firm went on to acquire Bejing-based Remsity as they took on China. At the time -- April 2017 -- we reported that they were processing $50 million a...

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