Tag: people

Apr 17 2021

Former SEC Director who led Ripple action lands new role at Ethereum law firm

Apr 17 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  people regulation xrpusd

According to news outlet Bloomberg, Marc Berger, who stepped down from his role at the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in January, will join New York-based Simpson Thacher in June. Berger was instrumental in bringing legal action against Ripple on allegations of selling...

Apr 16 2021

Sergey Nazarov talks Chainlink 2.0 and ‘hybrid’ smart contracts at BlockDown

Apr 16 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  defi linkusd people technology

Chainlink, the widely-used decentralized oracle network, released its ‘2.0’ whitepaper yesterday in...

Apr 15 2021

BlackRock CEO “Fascinated” by Bitcoin, Watching Closely

Apr 15 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  bitcoin blackrock people

The CEO of BlackRock, a firm with $8.6 trillion in assets under management (AUM), told the media the "cryptocurrency might become a great asset class." However, there is "little" interest among institutional investors at the moment. BlackRock's Bitcoin Outlook The managing director and chief investment...

Apr 13 2021

Yuriy Kovalev, CEO of Zenfuse, talks about building an all-in-one trading platform

Apr 13 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  interview people trading

CryptoSlate recently had the opportunity to chat with Yuriy Kovalev, CEO of Zenfuse, a global cryptocurrency trading platform aggregating over 90 exchanges. Yuriy is an experienced developer having previously held roles as a Front-end Developer at Upwork and as Creative Director at China’s first mining pool F2Pool....

Former CIA Director Affirms Bitcoin Criminal Usage Is “Significantly Overstated”

Apr 13 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  bitcoin cia criminal people

The former director of America's Central Intelligence Agency has released a research paper refuting the popular narrative claiming Bitcoin is used for criminal activities. Ex-CIA Director Comes to Bitcoin's Side Michael Morell spent 33 years in the CIA and served as its deputy director from 2010 to 2013. The retired official was commissioned to write an independent report by the Crypto Council for...

Apr 12 2021

Here’s how former Coinbase CTO Balaji Srinivasan says India should embrace crypto

Apr 12 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption btcusd people

Former Coinbase CTO Balaji Srinivasan says India must enable cryptocurrency payments and related services for its citizens on several government-backed applications, as per a blog post over the weekend. He proposed adding cryptocurrencies to...

Apr 11 2021

Verto.exchange founder explains why he built the first DEX on “permaweb” protocol Arweave

Apr 11 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  exchanges interview people

CryptoSlate recently had the opportunity to chat with Tate Berenbaum, the founder of Verto.exchange, a decentralized trading protocol built on top of Arweave. Arweave describes itself as a new type of storage that backs data with sustainable and perpetual endowments, allowing users and developers to store data forever....

Apr 10 2021

“You’d have to shut down the Internet” to ban Bitcoin, says SEC’s Hester Peirce

Apr 10 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption btcusd people regulation

Any of the government's efforts to ban Bitcoin would be “foolish,” said Hester Peirce (aka “Crypto Mom”), a very Bitcoin-friendly commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), during a MarketWatch virtual conference earlier this week. “I think we were past that point very early on because you’d have to shut...

Apr 09 2021

Inside America’s largest Ethereum mine with its anonymous founder

Apr 09 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  defi people

Global revenue for Ethereum miners broke a new monthly record, surpassing $1 billion dollars in February 2021. For the average Joe, starting up an ETH mine can be a costly process and just a straight-up logistical nightmare....

Peter Thiel calls Bitcoin ‘a Chinese financial weapon’ while Bloomberg says it could reach $400,000

Apr 09 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  btcusd people

Satoshi Nakamoto launched Bitcoin in January 2009 during the global financial crisis. The person or group of people who developed the pioneer cryptocurrency left a message in the Genesis Block that hints at the motive for creating the digital asset. The "Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks," reads the timestamp....

Apr 08 2021

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao holds “close to 100%” of his funds in crypto

Apr 08 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  bnbusd people

Billionaire Changpeng Zhao, the CEO of global cryptocurrency exchange Binance, holds nearly all of his money in various digital assets—and owns no fiat, houses, or cars, he revealed to Bloomberg...

Mar 28 2021

Ark Invest CEO: “$1 trillion is nothing” compared to where Bitcoin is going

Bitcoin’s (BTC) market capitalization of over $1 trillion is just the beginning of the crypto’s price discovery, Cathie Wood, CEO of asset management company Ark Invest, argued during a virtual conference published yesterday. Wood said: "If we add all of the potential demand relative to the limited supply, we come up with incredible numbers over the long term. We have just...

Mar 27 2021

Norwegian billionaire buys Bitcoin after calling for its ban last week

Mar 27 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption btcusd investments people

Norwegian kroner billionaire Øystein Stray Spetalen has invested “heavily” in both Bitcoin (BTC) and local crypto exchange MiraiEx—after lambasting the crypto just last week, Finansavisen reported on Friday. Per the publication, Spetalen has recently bought an undisclosed amount of...

Forget overvalued artwork, Mark Cuban sees NFT ticketing as the mass-market disruptor

Mar 27 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption ethusd nfts people

Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, spoke about his quest to take advantage of the NFT world to disrupt businesses. On an episode of The Delfi Podcast, Cuban said: "What are applications that this new technology can turn upside down? so that I can disrupt an industry and make a f*ck load of money… that is the...

Mar 24 2021

Billionaire investor sees “good probability” of a Bitcoin ban

Mar 24 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption btcusd people

Billionaire investor and founder of Bridgewater Associates Ray Dalio warns that there's a "good probability" that governments will move to ban Bitcoin. Bitcoin represents a threat to the monopoly of the supply of money The end of 2020 saw Dalio blast Bitcoin on...

Crypto news site Crypto Briefing announces Mitchell Moos as new CEO

Mar 24 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  people

Crypto Briefing, one of the largest independent crypto publications, announced that it is appointing a new CEO, as per a release shared with CryptoSlate. Stepping into the role is Mitchell Moos, the former editor-in-chief of Crypto Briefing. Moos’ role will now be held by Liam Kelly, while former CEO and co- founder Han Kao has stepped down to manage Sanctor Capital, a crypto-focused venture...

Mar 22 2021

Bitcoin to Beat Gold Not Digital Dollar, Says Fed Chairman

The U.S. Fed chairman Jerome Powell said that Bitcoin is a speculative asset like gold and does not see it as a replacement for the American dollar. And certainly not a digital dollar. Fed Not Worried About Bitcoin Powell spoke at the Innovation Summit by the Bank of International Settlements (...

Mar 19 2021

SkyBridge Capital CEO says Elon Musk owns over $5 billion in Bitcoin through Tesla and SpaceX

Mar 19 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  btcusd investments people rumors

Electric car giant Tesla’s $1.5 billion investment in Bitcoin is less than one-third of the total crypto reserves held by Elon Musk and his companies, Anthony Scaramucci, CEO of investment firm SkyBridge Capital, asserted today. “Elon Musk didn’t stop with Tesla. I understand that SpaceX owns Bitcoin on its balance sheet,” Scaramucci tweeted, adding:...

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