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Annabelle Simpson

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By Annabelle Simpson
May 30, 2022 0

Soulbound Tokens: the brave new world proposed by Vitalik Buterin

n mid May Ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin with E. Glen Weyl and Puja Ohlhaver published a paper titled, “Decentralized Society: Finding Web3’s Soul’.” Some say the 37 page document makes for an unsettling read. There is something inherently disconcerting and Black Mirror-esque about the concept the paper explores, that of soulound Tokens (SBTs). Buterin and his co-authors propose that SBTs could be utilised as a record for things such as a person’s academic history, their reputation, personal relationships and membership of different associations. More than simply an on-chain resume, SBTs could form the basis upon which a financial institution could issue credit.

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By Annabelle Simpson
May 26, 2022 0

The Winklevoss Twins: an unlikely pair of Crypto billionaires

The Winklevoss twins, Cameron and Tyler are the enigmatic crypto billionaires behind the US based Gemini cryptocurrency exchange. The Winklevi – as they are sometimes called – are not your typical tech-bro founders. The Winklevoss twins’ journey to establish Gemini is atypical. Traditionally, crypto was the home of the inherently anti-establishment fringes of deep tech. Cameron and Tyler are anything but anti-establishment. Some would go so far as to call them “the establishment” personified.

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By Annabelle Simpson
May 25, 2022 0

Who’s Who in Crypto: Caitlin Leksana, Founder of Carma

CryptoVista sat down with Caitlin Leksana, founder of Web3 start up Carma. Caitlin is a Harvard Business School graduate and comes from a management consulting background. Carma is an all-in-one community management platform for Web3 projects that helps you to manage your community members in one single place. It provides metrics on community health from on-chain and off-chain data, and a full suite of tools to run better community interactions.

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By Annabelle Simpson
May 23, 2022 0

Vitalik Buterin says he is no longer a billionaire

Vitalik Buterin is no longer a billionaire. On 21 May the Ethereum cofounder tweeted, “btw btw I’m not a billionaire anymore.” 

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By Annabelle Simpson
May 23, 2022 0

Today’s the Bitcoin Pizza Day 12th anniversary!

On 22 May 2010 – exactly 12 years ago – the first Bitcoin transaction occurred, and it was used to purchase pizza.

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By Annabelle Simpson
May 19, 2022 0

A deep dive on “stablecoin” TerraUSD crash

To call the past week in crypto awful is an understatement. By far the biggest story of the week was the crash of stablecoin TerraUSD (UST) and the native token of the Terra blockchain LUNA. The de-pegging of TerraUSD has shaken the crypto community to its core.

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By Annabelle Simpson
May 16, 2022 0

FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried: effective altruist or just another crypto billionaire?

Sam Bankman-Fried, otherwise known in the crypto industry by his initials SBF, is the 30-year-old billionaire founder of the crypto exchange FTX. Just as Steve Jobs’ trademark outfit was a black skivvy, SBF is renowned for his strikingly casual uniform of shorts and a FTX branded T-shirt. SBF is undoubtedly a difficult figure to pigeon hole, who despite his attestations of being down to earth and authentic, is a man of many contradictions. 

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By Annabelle Simpson
May 14, 2022 0

Australian election & crypto: what you need to know

With the election less than a week away, and with pre-polling already open, it’s important Australians be given some insight about what the outcome may mean for crypto. There are three possible outcomes from next week’s election: a Coalition Majority, a Labor Majority or a minority government. But no matter who is in power following 21 May, there will undoubtedly be an impact on the speed of crypto adoption in Australia.

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By Annabelle Simpson
May 13, 2022 0

Who’s Who In Crypto: Mike Jones, ex-Myspace CEO and co-founder & MD of the crypto and consumer venture firm Science Inc

Cryptovista sat down with Mike Jones, ex-Myspace CEO and now MD of Science Inc to hear his topline thoughts on the crypto space.

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By Annabelle Simpson
May 11, 2022 0

Binance chips in on Musk Twitter takeover bid

Binance is one of the better known brands in crypto. In a highly curious move, Binance is one of a dozen investors that have chipped in to help Elon Musk acquire Twitter.

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