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Co-Founder of MyEtherWallet Launching a Rival Platform
Taylor Monahan, a co-founder of MyEtherWallet.com (MEW), has announced she is launching a new wallet service called MyCrypto.com. According to TechCrunch.com, MyCrypto.com is currently a forked version of MEW, but the company said it will launch an enhanced version of the website soon, along with desktop and mobile apps “in the coming months.” MyCrypto.com has not begun any VC fundraising yet.
Galaxy Digital Announces USD 30 Million Investment Into Everipedia
Galaxy Digital, the crypto-asset merchant bank launched by Mike Novogratz, has announced it has invested USD 30 million in Everipedia, a decentralized version of Wikipedia on the EOS blockchain. According to CoinDesk, Everipedia plans to use the funds to launch its P2P network. Everipedia’s end goal is to create a “censorship-proof system using smart contracts which record contributions while using a cryptocurrency token to reward contributors.”**
Scientists in Russia Arrested for Attempting to Mine Bitcoin with Nuclear Facility’s Supercomputer
Russian security officers have arrested several scientists at a top-secret Russian nuclear warhead facility for using a supercomputer in the facility to mine Bitcoin. According to the BBC, security protocols at the facility do not allow for the supercomputer to be connected to the internet. Once the scientists attempted to connect to the internet to begin mining Bitcoin, the facility’s security department was alerted.
Most Valuable Digital Celebrity Cards Worth 151 Ether
San Francisco-based platform, Crypto Celebrities, recently launched and sells new digital cards for various notable people for USD 1.00 equivalent in ether. According to CNET, a user may pay more to take a card away from its owner. The most valuable cards as of Friday were President Donald Trump, Elon Musk, and Vitalik Buterin — as each cost about 151 ether. Crypto Celebrities keeps 6 percent of the price.
** Disclaimer: The author owns EOS tokens. Everipedia recently announced that EOS token holders will be airdropped Everipedia tokens within the next 30 days.
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