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CCN is closing and says Google is to blame

Leading crypto publication CCN.com announced it’s shutting down due to a stark drop in traffic arising from Google’s June 2019 Core Update. In an editorial from Hawkfish AS and CCN Markets founder Jonas Borchgrevink, the site reported daily revenue was down by more than 90%…

Vkontakte Social Media Platform Launches Internal Currency VK Coin

The largest social media platform from Russia Vkontakte (VK) that we previously discussed in our altcoin news officially has launched a currency for internal use dubbed VK Coin. The interesting thing about it is that the coin can be mined according to state-owned media outlet…

Yes, The Block accepts embargoes

Way back in the olden days, public relations companies used to send out press releases – essentially one sheet descriptions of a new product – via the postal service. This meant that folks in New York, where the PR company was probably headquartered, would get…

CEO of Blockchain Media Company Po.et Leaves for Washington Post

Jarrod Dicker, former CEO of blockchain startup Po.et, returns to the Washington Post, this time as VP of commercial technology and development. The CEO of blockchain-based media startup Po.et, Jarrod Dicker, is leaving the firm to return to the Washington Post, the major American news…

Clickbait Media Uses Bitcoin and Russia to Pump Headlines Again

In the past week or so, a number of publications, including cryptocurrency websites, but also “reputable” mainstream outlets, have given stage to a “Kremlin economist” with a bold prediction – Russia will invest billions in bitcoin to tackle U.S. sanctions, possibly triggering a new bull…