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Video: SWIFT’s Lisa O’Connor on the Company’s DLT Dreams Plus a Panel on the Practical Applications of Blockchain in Finance
Hosted by the NexChange Group, the 2019 Hong Kong Blockchain Week gathered over 4,000 attendees and more than 175 speakers from around the globe to explore the latest in the ever-evolving world of blockchain. Among the event’s array of noteworthy speakers was SWIFT Managing Director Lisa O’Connor. O’Connor opened the kimono on what SWIFT plans to do through DLT and
SEC Chairman Confirms Ethereum Is Not a Security
In response to the news that the US Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman, Jay Clayton, has confirmed that Ethereum is not a security, we wanted to share some initial reactions from executives in the space. In correspondence analysing a report from the Division of Corporate Finance, William Hinman, Clayton reiterated that “if the network on which the token or coin
Tim Draper: Cryptocurrencies Will Replace Cash; Calls Attacks on Holmes “a Real Setback for Humanity”
Venture capitalist billionaire Tim Draper tells NBC bay area that cryptocurrencies will replace cash in four years vjkombajn / Pixabay Draper sits down with NBC Bay Area Technology Reporter Scott McGrew for “Sand Hill Road” podcast to make predictions for Bitcoin and discuss Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes [REITs] Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc SAN JOSE, CA – (March
Crypto Winter Is Leaving As Blockchain Bounces Back?
The Bitcoin market has seen multiple ups and downs in the past couple of years, and yet there are still people investing. For the past few months, Bitcoin has been going down, and has been said to be in a “Crypto Winter.” The money flow index, or MFI, is showing signs that Bitcoin hit its low in December, bottoming out
#Deletecoinbase Movement, Quadriga – Kraken Comment
Jesse Powell, CEO of Kraken, on the #deletecoinbase movement and Quadriga – details below. vjkombajn / Pixabay [REITs] Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc 1. #deletecoinbase Twitter is ablaze with #deletecoinbase. Coinbase has acquired a company that’s run by the former CTO/COO and other senior members of a spyware firm that helped oppressive regimes (such as Ethiopia, Sudan, Bahrain,
Mozido Founder Indicted 32 Months After Our Exclusive On The Topic
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This article on Mozido was originally posted on June 28 2016, on February 27th 2019 the DOJ announced a criminal indictment against the founder. We are proud of our work and want to point out that we love the WSJ and Forbes but we beat them both on this story by at least a few months, I believe we were
World Business Angels Investment Forum Tackles Financial Inclusion
The 2019 World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) came to a close last month and as always, the event was a resounding success. The WBAF Congress is a multi-day event which aims, as per WBAF Chairman Baybars Altuntas, to “empower the world economy through innovation, startups, scaleups, high-growth businesses and angel investment.” It covers a wide range of topics, including
Here’s One Possible Indirect Impact From JPM Coin: Dick Bove
One of the biggest announcements to hit the crypto space recently was JPMorgan’s announcement that it has developed its own cryptocurrency, which it’s calling JPM Coin. Numerous news headlines were quick to link this news with the bitcoin price, and it is possible that the news did drive some bitcoin buying. vjkombajn / Pixabay However, such buying would have come
Alternative Investment Platform YieldStreet Closes $62M Series B Funding Round
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Edison Partners leads a $62 million round of financing in the online wealth management platform, YieldStreet, according to a Tuesday announcement. The capital will help expand investment offerings, investor access and educational resources. Who Is YieldStreet? With more than 100,000 community members, YieldStreet enables both accredited and non-accredited investors to diversify their portfolios with asset classes ranging from real estate
Male And Female Entrepreneurs In Startups
Men still dominate the UK startup landscape, with 80.6% of companies launched between 2000-2018 being founded by men ernestoeslava / Pixabay It’s safe to say that the UK’s startup scene has always been largely a Y-chromosome dominated space. Over the past few years, the UK government and independent bodies have increasingly made efforts to level the playing fields between male