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Jeff Benson

Managing Editor, ETHNews | jbenson@ethnews.com

Jeff Benson is Managing Editor of ETHNews. He's worked as a writer and editor everywhere from Sudan to Reno. He holds a bachelor's in politics from Willamette University and a master's in nationalism studies from University of Edinburgh. When he's not in the newsroom, he trots the globe and writes about it. He holds a bit of value in ETH.
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technology

Russia May Sanction Facebook And Twitter For Processing User Data Outside The Country

Jan 22nd, 2019
Jeff Benson
Russia’s internet regulator/censor claims Twitter and Facebook haven’t been processing Russian users’ data inside the country. That would be a violation of a 2015 law that blockchain advocates should be paying attention to.
NEWS
wallets and exchanges

Stock Exchange Of Thailand To Apply For Digital Asset License

Jan 17th, 2019
Jeff Benson
Thailand’s primary bourse could join just a handful of national stock exchanges to operate separate digital asset exchanges.
NEWS
wallets and exchanges

Binance Opens Up Shop In Jersey With Fiat-Crypto Exchange

Jan 16th, 2019
Jeff Benson
Binance Jersey may benefit from a low tax rate and a relaxed regulatory environment on the island.
NEWS
law and legislation

Blockchains LLC Delivers Legal Treatise

Jan 11th, 2019
Jeff Benson
The startup is leveraging its executives’ legal backgrounds to help other legal practitioners understand blockchain technology – and how current laws and regulations deal with it.
NEWS
technology

No, Square’s Cash App Hasn't Reactivated Gab's Account

Jan 9th, 2019
Jeff Benson
The alternative(-right) social network is looking for a safe harbor within the cryptocurrency ecosystem. It won’t find it with the Cash App.
NEWS
ecosystem

Parity Nabs $5M Ethereum Foundation Grant To Finish eWASM, Light Wallet, And Sharding Work

Jan 7th, 2019
Jeff Benson
The Ethereum Foundation has given out nearly $20 million in grants – much of it to scalability, usability, and security advances – since March 2017.
NEWS
cryptocurrencies and tokens

[UPDATED] Ethereum Classic Hit By 51 Percent Attack

Jan 7th, 2019
Jeff Benson
The network has asked exchanges and mining pools to up confirmation times on transactions.
NEWS
cryptocurrencies and tokens

New Research Indicates Anything Can Be Pumped

Dec 20th, 2018
Jeff Benson
Although pumping low-volume coins is more profitable, coins with higher market caps aren’t immune to the scheme.
NEWS
opinion

Mining Company Sues Group Behind Bitcoin ABC

Dec 8th, 2018
Jeff Benson
United American Corp. maintains Roger Ver, Jesse Powell, Jihan Wu, and Bitcoin ABC all colluded to manipulate the Bitcoin Cash market. Voodoo may also be to blame.
NEWS
law and legislation

Australia Passes Law Allowing Government Access To Encrypted Messages

Dec 6th, 2018
Jeff Benson
The new law, which critics say was rushed through Parliament, gives the government broad powers to request user data from tech companies.
NEWS
ecosystem

'Tensions' In Ethereum Classic Community Led To Shutdown Of ETCDEV Development

Dec 8th, 2018
Jeff Benson
Ethereum Classic developers, already financially affected by Crypto Winter, are now dealing with a bit of palace intrigue.
NEWS
opinion

The Bitcoin Cash Split Isn’t Over Yet

Nov 16th, 2018
Jeff Benson
“Some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.” – Alfred in "The Dark Knight"
NEWS
cryptocurrencies and tokens

EOS Arbitrator's Ruling Prompts More Debate About Decentralization

Nov 13th, 2018
Jeff Benson
Yes, EOS is still a blockchain. But its leadership seems more interested in practicality than decentralization.
NEWS
cryptocurrencies and tokens

Roger Ver Takes Stance Against Craig Wright, As Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork Looms

Nov 8th, 2018
Jeff Benson
Bitcoin Jesus has his own come-to-Jesus moment.
NEWS
ecosystem

Blockchains LLC Goes All In With Devcon Announcement

Nov 1st, 2018
Jeff Benson
The company that's been in stealth mode says it wants to create a smart city in the desert.
NEWS
wallets and exchanges

After Supposed Hack, Canadian Exchange Heads For The Exit

Oct 29th, 2018
Jeff Benson
Things seemed to be going well for MapleChange. That's when it ghosted.
NEWS
ecosystem

The Dogethereum Revolution Will Not Be Centralized

Oct 26th, 2018
Jeff Benson
A trio of researchers has presented a new way of bridging Dogecoin to Ethereum. Their work has broader implications for decentralization.
NEWS
opinion

Pay To Publish: A Look Inside A Coin Journal Editor's Inbox

Oct 25th, 2018
Jeff Benson
Today, BREAKER magazine exposed the unstated pay-to-publish policies of major coin journals. But the issue of money within crypto journalism goes deeper than undisclosed sponsored content.
NEWS
cryptocurrencies and tokens

The Rise Of Stablecoins, With Or Without The Stability

Oct 24th, 2018
Jeff Benson
Somewhat obscured in the hubbub over Tether trading below its peg was the fact that four newer stablecoins traded above theirs. Huobi and Coinbase have since listed new stablecoins on their exchanges, injecting further uncertainty into the market.
NEWS
technology

New Blockchain Company Makes Splash Alongside Tesla In Nevada

Oct 11th, 2018
Jeff Benson
Nevada made its name on gambling, but for the past eight years the state’s governor has been betting big on tech. His enthusiasm brought Tesla and Google to the state. Now a new company is at the table.