TL;DR: Welcome to In Case You Missed It (ICYMI), a daily crypto update from your favorite reporter, Linzerd. Snowden documents cache gets abandoned by The Intercept. Justin Sun and Avocado Man harass Vitalik Buterin. “Few more years” to fix Lightning Network. John McAfee threatens Calvin Ayre with a lawsuit. QuadrigaCX rep withdraws from creditor hearings, and bitcoin price volatility diminishing steadily.
Access to Snowden Leaked Documents Suspended by The Intercept
The company behind The Intercept, First Look Media, has shut down access to the massive amount of leaked documents Edward Snowden made public years ago. The news was announced by the CEO of FLM in an email to staff, justifying the action stating major firms “ceased reporting on it years ago.” The decision was accompanied by layoffs of the people in charge of researching and maintaining these documents. The Intercept also declared they hope another institution will pick up the Snowden legacy in the future.
Justin Sun and Avocado Man Stalk Vitalik Buterin
Justin Sun, the founder and CEO of Tron, crashed Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin’s speech at Token2049, a crypto conference held in Hong Kong. Sun appeared accompanied by a man dressed in an avocado costume, referring to a Twitter scuffle these two prominent crypto figures had last month. However, Buterin did not pay attention and just continued with his speech, according to the source.
Lightning Labs Asks for “A Few More Years” to Fix Lightning Network
Today marks the first anniversary of the #lnd mainnet beta! 🎂
Thanks to our community, devs, testers, and everyone else who's helped with the incredible growth of Lightning. 📈
— Lightning Labs⚡️ (@lightning) March 15, 2019
In a tweet posted by their account, commemorating the first year of the lnd beta mainnet, Lightning Labs has declared they only need a few more years to make Lightning Network usable. The startup behind the development of the Lightning Network thanked everyone who has collaborated with the project, stating, “If we can do all this in one year, just give us a few more.”
John McAfee Threatens to Sue Calvin Ayre
I'm giving you 12 hours to correct this lie publicly Calvin. If you do not I promise you that at the end of my libel suit everything you own will be mine.
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) March 16, 2019
John McAfee, Crypto advocate and U.S. presidential candidate, threatened to sue Calvin Ayre over a series of allegations Ayre made against McAfee. Ayre made reference to McAfee’s past, which included accusations McAfee allegedly hired a hitman to kill a neighbor in Belize. McAfee gave Ayre 12 hours to publicly apologize before proceeding with the lawsuit.
QuadrigaCX Rep Withdraws from Creditor Hearings due to a “Probable Conflict of Interest”
The QuadrigaCX case takes another turn, now that the law firm in charge of representing the exchange in creditor hearings, Stewart McKelvey, declared they have a possible conflict of interest according to concerns brought up by Ernst & Young, the monitor of the whole case. The firm withdrew without disclosing the exact conflict.
Bitcoin Price Volatility Diminishes
The volatility of bitcoin prices is facing a steep decrease, showing bitcoin might be accepted as a normal asset class. The 20-day volatility average of bitcoin prices is 2.37%, almost reaching that of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, 1.91%, according to LongHash.
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