Ian Allison

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Feb 18 2021

Libra Co-Creator’s VC Firm Co-Leads $12M Round in ‘Decentralized GitHub’

Feb 18 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business code defi github nfx

“Web 3 developers should be building on open protocols,” NFX General Partner Morgan Beller said of Radicle, a platform for crypto-native code collaboration.

‘Evil VASP’ Simulation Preps Crypto Exchanges for FATF Travel Rule

Backed by CipherTrace, TRISA looks to get virtual asset service providers (VASPs) ready for new anti-money laundering rules.

Feb 17 2021

Coinbase, Readying for Public Listing, Gets $77B Valuation From Nasdaq Private Market

Feb 17 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business coinbase ftx nasdaq nyse

Last week’s settlement price of $303 per share would make Coinbase bigger than NYSE-owner ICE.

Feb 16 2021

Diem Stablecoin Prepares for Liftoff With Fireblocks Custody Partnership

Feb 16 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business diem fireblocks libra association news

The rebranded Libra network aims to come out with an initial product around the end of this quarter, with help from Fireblocks and First Digital Assets.

DeFi Insurer Nexus Mutual Raises $2.7M in NXM Token Sale

Feb 16 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  1confirmation business defi nexus mutual nxm

The firm aims to sell over $1 billion worth of cover in 2021 spread across at least 30 protocols.

ING Bank-Backed Crypto Trade Platform Pyctor Is Raising Money

Feb 16 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business ing bank pyctor ubs

The digital assets post-trade collaboration also involves Citi, State Street, UBS and others.

Feb 13 2021

Deutsche Bank Quietly Plans to Offer Crypto Custody, Prime Brokerage

Feb 13 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bafin bny mellon business deutsche bank wef

The bank’s game plan was hidden in plain sight in a widely overlooked report by the World Economic Forum.

Feb 12 2021

Former Bitcoin Developer Mike Hearn Steps Down From Enterprise Blockchain Firm R3

Feb 12 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business mike hearn r3 corda

Hearn will become CEO of a new firm while remaining a technical adviser to R3.

Feb 11 2021

Bitso adquiere la plataforma de criptoderivados Quedex con base en Gibraltar

Feb 11 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitso cripto news quedex spanish

La compañía mexicana planea incorporar el nuevo motor de trading de alto rendimiento a su plataforma exchange.

Bitso Buys Gibraltar-Based Crypto Derivatives Platform Quedex

Mexico City-based Bitso plans to incorporate Quedex’s high-performance trading engine across the exchange.

BNY Mellon Announces Crypto Custody and Spies Integrated Services

Feb 11 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bny mellon business citi custody goldman sachs

The world’s biggest custodian bank beats rivals JPMorgan and Citi to the punch.

Feb 10 2021

Chainlink Supporter Deutsche Telekom Has Quietly Started Staking on Blockchains

Feb 10 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business chainlink deutsche telekom flow news

Never mind bitcoin on the balance sheet, a subsidiary of Europe’s biggest telco is taking a stake in DeFi.

Feb 09 2021

BitMEX Introduces Data Storage Framework for FATF’s Travel Rule

Compliance chief Malcolm Wright led the development of BitMEX’s data storage principles for crypto exchanges.

Feb 05 2021

Corporate Treasuries Are Figuring Out Bitcoin on the Balance Sheet

MicroStrategy’s approach has got the Association of Corporate Treasurers and IKEA thinking.

Feb 03 2021

Rare Sneaker App Switches From Ethereum to Hedera to Skip Blockchain Fees

At $80 for minting an NFT on Ethereum versus $1 on Hedera, it was a matter of cost, said SUKU.

Feb 02 2021

These Two Firms Want to Upgrade Crypto Infrastructure for Banks and Exchanges

Feb 02 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business cobalt custody markets metaco

Custody tech provider METACO and forex trading platform Cobalt have teamed up in a bid to rewire the financial system to handle cryptocurrency.

Feb 01 2021

IBM Blockchain Is a Shell of Its Former Self After Revenue Misses, Job Cuts: Sources

“There is not really going to be a blockchain team any longer,” said a source.

Switzerland’s Tokenized Securities Law Ushers In New Chapter for Digital Assets

Regulated crypto banks SEBA and Sygnum each issued tokenized securities to mark the occasion.

Switzerland’s Crypto Broker AG Wins Securities House License From FINMA

Banks can tick a box and start trading with us, said CEO Rupertus Rothenhaeuser.

Jan 28 2021

China, Singapore Look Ahead to CBDC Future at World Economic Forum

Jan 28 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business cbdc cbdcs mas people's bank of china

A former deputy governor of the People’s Bank of China compared notes with the chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

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