Former Google employee Alex Cohen was abruptly terminated from the company amidst a controversy surrounding algorithmic biases. Cohen, who was responsible for refining algorithms for Gemini, faced backlash after allegations of bias surfaced on social media platforms. His dismissal followed a series of complaints regarding the algorithm’s perceived lack of inclusivity and fairness.
eBay is reportedly reassessing its approach to NFTs after making significant cuts to its Web3 division. According to NFTgators, more than 30% of the Web3 team has been laid off, including Stef Jay, the business and strategy officer. The relationship between eBay and KnownOrigin, a previously acquired NFT marketplace, has deteriorated, leading to the departure of David Moore, one of Knownorigin’s founders. As a result, eBay has suspended all digital art initiatives.
John W. Ratcliff’s recent Twitter posts sparked debate about Satoshi Nakamoto’s contributions to Bitcoin’s foundational technologies. Ratcliff argued that while Satoshi didn’t invent individual components like proof of work or elliptic key signatures, his true genius lay in integrating these technologies to create the innovative Bitcoin network.
The U.S. government has decided to abandon its plans to prosecute Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of FTX, on additional charges after he was convicted of fraud last month. The decision has sparked controversy among critics and supporters of the crypto billionaire.
Former US President Donald Trump’s team is making a stunning about-face in the world of cryptocurrency, offloading millions of dollars worth of Ethereum (ETH) earned from his controversial NFT collection, the Trump Digital Collectible Cards. This news, revealed by blockchain research firm Arkham, has triggered a wave of speculation about Trump’s true stance on crypto and the future of his NFT venture.