Reddit Founder to Share Thoughts on Crypto Winter

Alexis Ohanian believes that overall market fall allows to clean industry from speculators and its good for long-time health
22 February 2019   799

The prolonged fall in the cryptocurrency market allows the industry to get rid of speculators, freeing up space for real cryptocurrency enthusiasts. This was announced by the founder of the Reddit social network, Alexis Ohanian, in an interview with Yahoo Finance.

He noted that such mass cleaning is beneficial to the industry’s long-term health.

Now, it's still to be seen. But what's a strong signal to me is still some of the smartest people I know in tech are working on solving these problems. They're building companies that are built on blockchain. The hype is gone. The fervor is gone. But I think that's a good thing.
 

Alex Ohanian

Founder, Reddit

In February, Reddit attracted $ 300 million investment and reached an estimate of $ 3 billion. The Chinese holding Tencent ($ 150 million), investment firms Sequoia and Fidelity, as well as the musician Snoop Dogg, took part in the round of financing.

Earlier, the head of Pantera Capital, Dan Morehead, said that market participants should not worry about cryptosis, as the current situation opens up good prospects for the future development of the bitcoin and blockchain industry.

A similar point of view was expressed by the founder of Morgan Creek, Anthony Pompiano, in November 2018, stating that the bear market is throwing "tourists" out of the game.

Cobalt & Lithium Supplies to be Tracked With DLT

The platform will be created by the Everledger together with Circulor using Hyperledger Fabric
26 March 2020   841

Everledger, a British startup, has partnered with Circulor to develop a platform based on the Hyperledger Fabric blockchain to track supply chains of cobalt and lithium.

Everledger specializes in using blockchain to combat counterfeiting of precious stones, in particular diamonds. The company’s management said it intends to expand its business using blockchain to control the supply of rare minerals used in the production of batteries.

Well-known carmaker Mercedes Benz is already using Circulor technology to track its supply of cobalt and its carbon footprint. Circulor and Everledger share a similar concept - with the help of the blockchain they control the observance of social and environmental standards in mining. Therefore, startups decided to develop a joint product.

Everledger co-founder Leanne Kemp and Circulor CEO Doug Johnson-Poensgen said their solution will work on the Hyperledger Fabric blockchain. The possibility of interacting with IBM is also being discussed.

Poensgen added that the platform will be used not only to track cobalt production in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but in different regions of the world. For example, lithium mining in the Atacama desert leads to water pollution, so the solution on the blockchain is aimed at preventing environmental disasters.