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Coinbase Hires Former Fannie Mae Exec as New Chief Legal Officer

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has hired on former Fannie Mae General Counsel Brian Brooks as their new Chief Legal Officer, according to an announcement published September 19. At Coinbase, Brooks will be responsible for legal, compliance, and government affairs. Prior to Coinbase, Brooks served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the U.S. Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA), ...

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Ripple Could Launch xRapid Solution ‘In the Next Month or So,’ Says Exec

Ripple could launch a commercial version of its payment platform xRapid “in the next month or so,” CNBC reported September 17. Head of regulatory relations for Asia-Pacific and the Middle East at Ripple Sagar Sarbhai told CNBC that Ripple has been making strides toward the launch of its product xRapid. The xRapid product is a real-time settlement platform designed to ...

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Bitcoin Will Rebound, But Altcoins are ‘Never Coming Back’: BitPay Exec.

A top executive at one of the oldest and largest cryptocurrency payment processors said that he firmly expects bitcoin to rebound within the next year but that altcoin prices may never again see their early-2018 peaks. Sonny Singh, chief commercial officer at BitPay, said during an interview with Bloomberg that his firm has “never been more bullish” on cryptocurrency, noting ...

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ConsenSys Exec. Predicted Ethereum Price Would Hit $2,000 in 2018

The unfortunate side effect of making specific predictions about future events is that you eventually have to measure your claims against reality. For cryptocurrency bulls who made 2018 price targets in December and early January, that reckoning is rapidly approaching, and one such price prediction has been making the rounds on social media this week. Revisiting One Ethereum Bull’s ‘Flippening’ ...

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BitPay Exec: Bitcoin Will Bounce Back, Not So Sure About ICO Market

An executive at cryptocurrency payment service BitPay has stated that he believes Bitcoin is far from dead. Sonny Singh is much less optimistic about the future of the altcoin and ICO markets, however. Lots of Potential Catalysts for Another Bull Run for Bitcoin Every time the cryptocurrency market takes a nosedive, those who do not believe in the financial innovation ...

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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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We’re ‘Thrilled’ That Regulators Are Getting Involved in Crypto: Ripple Exec.

There’s a deep divide within the cryptocurrency community about whether increased attention from regulators is a positive step in the industry’s maturation process or an unnecessary roadblock to innovation. Ripple, the San Francisco-based blockchain startup and majority owner of the “bank-friendly” XRP cryptocurrency, has always tended toward the former view. Speaking during a recent interview with Fox Business, Cory Johnson, ...

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Bitcoin Price Could Hit $15,000 This Year: Fmr. Goldman Sachs Exec.

Christopher Matta, a former vice president of investment management division at Goldman Sachs, still maintains he would invest his mother’s money in bitcoin. A callout box on the TV screen noted Matta believes a return to $15,000 for bitcoin is attainable. Now the co-founder of Crescent Crypto Asset Management, told CNBC’s “Fast Money” in June that even for the most conservative ...

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Ripple Adds Former Facebook Exec as New Senior VP of Business and Corporate Development

Ripple, the company behind the third largest cryptocurrency by market cap, has recently employed Kahina Van Dyke as the new senior vice president of business and corporate development, according an official statement July 11. At the new position Van Dyke will be responsible for providing Ripple with strategic partnerships for international financial services, focusing on the development of “a new ...

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