As if Facebook’s Libra doesn’t have enough trouble, they just lost a developer to a rising crypto star. Square Crypto has poached a trio of blockchain developers from across the tech industry including Lightning Labs, Facebook’s Libra, and Google. Steve Lee, who was Square Crypto’s maiden hire in June, also hails from Google. According to a Twitter post, Square Crypto, which till now has been comprised of Lee and Bitcoin Core contributor Matt Corallo, has welcomed Valentine Wallace, Jeffrey Czyz, and Arik Sosman to fill out its team. Continue reading Jack Dorsey’s Square Crypto Poaches Dev Talent from Facebook’s Libra & Google
A little-known cryptocurrency spiked more than 60% after Google gave the project a surprise shout-out in an equally-unexpected blog post on how to use Ethereum and Google Cloud to build hybrid blockchain applications. Continue reading Dark Horse Cryptocurrency Spikes 60% After Surprise Google Shout-Out
Around 3:25 pm ET, a massive chunk of the internet went dark. Google Cloud appears to be the source of the problems. This has led to outages for YouTube, Discord, Google Photos, Search, News, Analytics, Gmail, and various other services. It’s not just Google’s own applications either. Snapchat, among other services hosted by Google, is also experiencing difficulties. Continue reading Massive Google Cloud Outage Nukes Snapchat, Gmail, & YouTube
Google has been working on a new tool to more efficiently search blockchains for specified data, which is helping shed light on the legitimacy of cryptocurrency transactions. Continue reading Google Set To Revolutionize Blockchain Search-ability, Sheds New Light on Cryptocurrency Uses
Blockchain has arrived fully at the gates of Silicon Valley. Consider these two stories. Continue reading Google wants to index crypto. Facebook wants to eat it.