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From Meatspace to Cyberspace: Top Execs Moving From Traditional to Crypto Jobs in 2019

New Year Special Prominent figures from a range of long-established companies found greener pastures in the blockchain realm in 2019. From BlackRock to Goldman Sachs, and from HSBC to the SEC, traditional industries saw some of their top personnel leave for new prospects in cryptocurrency over the..

Fidelity-Backed Startup Fireblocks Is Now Certified Secure by Ernst & Young

News New York-based digital asset security firm Fireblocks has successfully completed a major examination carried out by Big Four auditing firm Ernst & Young (EY). Fireblocks, which provides an institutional-grade platform for secure transfer of blockchain-based digital assets, received the Servic..

Wall Street Trader: Bitcoin’s Lightning Network ‘Pulled Me in’

News Bond market veteran Nik Bhatia says that with Lightning, Bitcoin (BTC) has become an unprecedented asset by combining a store of value with medium-of-exchange scale and speed. This recognition prompted him to quit his former work for an institutional asset manager trading United States Treasu..

Fed Must Launch FedNow Ahead of Facebook’s Libra, Says Gov’t Official

News A senior United States federal official has argued that Facebook’s Libra highlights the need for the Federal Reserve (Fed) to act urgently and launch its own real-time payments system. In a letter addressed to the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors on Nov. 7, Rohit Chopra — a commissioner a..

BlackRock, Goldman Sachs Veteran Joins Blockchain as General Counsel

News BlackRock and Goldman Sachs veteran Howard Surloff has joined major crypto wallet provider Blockchain.com as general counsel. Over 25 years in traditional financeAfter serving over 25 years the two of the world’s largest and most respected financial institutions, Surloff will now be responsib..

Winklevoss Twins on Bitcoin: ‘Wall Street Has Been Asleep at the Wheel’

News The Winklevoss twins — Bitcoin (BTC) bulls and founders of the Gemini crypto exchange — say its retail investors who are still largely reaping the benefits of the crypto market. In an interview with CNN Business on Aug. 22, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss gave their perspective on Bitcoin as an ..

Big Banks Enabled Jeffrey Epstein’s Sex Trafficking Crimes

Unlike the unfounded narrative that cryptocurrency enables crime, big banks are more than happy to serve unsavory clients if it is lucrative enough for them. The latest example of this is a report that Jeffrey Epstein was apparently using his bank accounts to fund sex trafficking and possibly other ..

Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital Hires Former Cumberland Exec

News Mike Novogratz's crypto investment bank Galaxy Digital hired a former exec at crypto trading giant Cumberland as head of global sales. According to an internal notice to Galaxy Digital’s counterparties, Wall Street veteran David Gross joined the company, crypto media outlet The Block rep..

Fidelity’s Crypto Branch Files for a New York Trust License: Report

News Fidelity’s crypto arm Fidelity Digital Assets Services (FDAS) has applied for a license to operate as a trust in New York State. FDAS has filed an application with the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) for a trust license, crypto media outlet The Block reported on July 20, cit..

Wells Fargo: Sorry, You Can’t Spend Your Own Money on Crypto

Major Wall Street bank, Wells Fargo, has come under the wrath of Twitter, following the bank’s response to a customer’s complaint via Twitter about being unable to buy cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. According to the customer, the bank bounced the debit card even after paying some bills.Sorry, Jos..

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