Ripple CEO: Even the Banking Goliaths Will Have to Embrace Crypto, Blockchain Innovation

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse has argued that the biggest banks have a strong reason to embrace crypto and blockchain innovation, despite the apparent threat it poses to their current oligopoly. The CEO made his remarks during an interview on the Recode Decode podcast with Kara Swisher on May 20. Throughout the interview, Garlinghouse underscored that Ripple’s approach is to work […]

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ICE Pushes for Bakkt Bitcoin Custody License — CFTC Approval Imminent?

The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is reportedly taking steps to ensure approval from the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) for its bitcoin futures contracts platform — Bakkt. ICE, the operator of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), recently acquired a cryptocurrency custodial service and are mulling plans to register Bakkt as a licensed trust in the state of New […]

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Ant Financial Joins $10 Mln Series A, Partners With ZKP Blockchain Privacy Solutions Firm

Ant Financial, the financial affiliate of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has participated in a  $10 million Series A round for QEDIT, an Israeli blockchain privacy solutions firm that develops zero-knowledge proof (ZKP) technology. The news was reported by Israeli daily business newspaper Calcalist on May 7. The Series A was reportedly led by MizMaa Ventures, and its closing was announced […]

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World Economic Forum Teams Up With 100 Logistics Firms, 20 Gov’ts in New DLT Project

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has teamed up with over 100 global supply chain and logistics leaders to standardize blockchain apps in the industry, the organization announced on May 1. The WEF, a Switzerland-based organization whose motto is commitment to “improving the state of the world,” has announced a new project called “Redesigning Trust: Blockchain for Supply Chains.” The project […]

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11% of Americans Own Bitcoin, Major Awareness Increased Since 2017

11% of the American population owns the major cryptocurrency bitcoin (BTC), according to a new survey published by Spencer Bogart of venture capital firm Blockchain Capital on April 30. Blockchain Capital partner Bogart today posted the results of a new survey conducted by Harris Poll in order to provide analytics data on bitcoin’s demographic trends. Conducted between April 23, 2019 […]

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