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Blockchain-Based IPO-Access Startup Platform Cornucopia Announce Onboarding of Chief Market Strategist Joe Cammarata

Bitcoin Press Release: Cornucopia, a blockchain startup providing crypto investors with access to pre-IPO shares of their favourite startups adds tZeros Joe Cammarata to their capable executive team. August 9th, 2018, Tortola, British Virgin Islands – Cornucopia is proud to announce that tZero’s Joe Cammarata has joined the company as Chief Market Strategist. Joe will be helping the Cornucopia team bridge the ...

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Bitcoin Only ‘Masquerades’ as a Currency: BIS Research Chief

Hyun Song Shin, Economic Adviser and Head of Research of the Switzerland-based Bank for International Settlements (BIS), told Bloomberg that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies “fall a long way short of being able to sustain a monetary system” and really only “masquerade” as real currencies. Speaking in the latest episode of the Bloomberg Benchmark podcast, Shin argued that money, in the form ...

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NY BitLicense Chief Clashes with U.S. Treasury over Fintech Banking Charters

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has stated its opposition  to the U.S. Department of Treasury’s endorsement of regulatory “sandboxes” for fintech companies that essentially allow fintechs to receive special bank charters, according to a statement on its website by Maria T. Vullo, DFS superintendent and overseer for the state’s BitLicense regime. The New York DFS announced its ...

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Coinbase Appoints its First-Ever Chief Compliance Officer

Coinbase announced the appointment of its first-ever chief compliance officer on July 31. The new member of the ever-expanding Coinbase team, Jeff Horowitz, joins the crypto exchange after spending decades in regulatory and compliance roles at some of the most renowned companies in the US. His appointment comes at a time when Coinbase is making inroads into the mainstream financial services ...

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The SEC’s Recently Appointed Crypto Chief Wants to Finally Bring Order and Cooperation

The Securities and Exchange Commission has been grappling with the crypto industry as it strives to formulate rules for an industry that evolves faster than any other. While it’s yet to come up with a comprehensive set of rules, the commission is taking steps in that direction, and it’s appointed the first-ever senior adviser for digital assets and innovation. Valerie ...

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Former Pershing Exec Jeff Horowitz Joins Coinbase as Chief Compliance Officer

Major U.S. cryptocurrency wallet and exchange Coinbase announced in a July 31 blog post that ex-Pershing exec Jeff Horowitz will join the company as its Chief Compliance Officer. Horowitz previously worked as the managing director and global head of compliance at Pershing LLC — a BNY Mellon Company — as well as leading a variety of compliance and anti-money laundering ...

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Tether Appoints BMO Anti-Money Laundering Manager as Chief Compliance Officer

Cryptocurrency startup Tether Limited has appointed a former AML Quality Control Manager at the Bank of Montreal (BMO) to lead the company’s regulatory compliance efforts, according to an announcement published July 12. The company behind cryptocurrency Tether (USDT) has hired Leonardo Real as Chief Compliance Officer. Real was previously responsible for establishing practices, policies, and procedures in accordance with regulatory ...

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Susquehanna’s Crypto Chief Touts Bitcoin as the Best Cryptocurrency Investment

The existing use cases of bitcoin give it an edge over other cryptocurrencies, the head of digital assets at Pennsylvania-based trading firm Susquehanna International Group, Bart Smith, told CNBC’s Fast Money on Tuesday. According to Smith, with these established functions of bitcoin which are already applicable today, the flagship cryptocurrency presents the best opportunities for investors in the space. Smith went ...

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Winklevoss’ Gemini Exchange Recruits NYSE Chief Information Officer

Cryptocurrency exchange Gemini Trust Company, LLC (Gemini) has announced that former Chief Information Officer of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Robert Cornish has joined the company, according to a press release published July 6. Cornish will join Gemini, which was founded by the Winklevoss brothers, as its first-ever Chief Technology Officer. Cornish has previously held various senior positions at ...

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BIS Chief Carstens on Cryptocurrency

“Those crazy kids and their bitcoins, when will they ever learn?” No, that’s not a direct quote, but it more or less sums up international banking chief Agustín Carstens’ thoughts on cryptocurrency, both as a technological development and an economic pursuit. Carstens, the newly-christened general manager of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) — the so-called “central banks’ central bank” ...

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