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The Balance Is Shifting, but Only 20% of Those in Tech-Related Fields Are Female

New York Blockchain Week is back on 10-17 May, although it doesn’t seem like almost a year since the Lambos cruised down Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, yet again the lack of female reps from the Blockchain industry highlights the fintech’s gender imbalance. The second of such events hosted by CoinDesk and the New York City Economic Development Corporation is expecting industry …


CFTC Commissioner Says Sheer Pace of Fintech Has Stalled Bakkt Type Approvals

CFTC Commissioner Says Sheer Pace of Fintech Has Stalled Bakkt Type Approvals

CFTC Commissioner Christopher Giancarlo believes that the current period of innovation makes it challenging to approve proposals like Bakkt. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is an independent agency of the US government created in 1974, that regulates futures and options markets. Bakkt had promised prospective clients it would request permission from the CFTC to provide the first Bitcoin …


Bakkt Gets Creative with NY Crypto License

Bakkt Gets Creative with NY Crypto License

The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), owner of the New York Stock Exchange, is attempting to facilitate the launch of its delayed Bakkt platform by obtaining a New York cryptocurrency license to seemingly bring about a more favorable outcome, according to Bloomberg’s report. The much-lauded physically delivered Bitcoin futures platform – Bakkt – which is expected to further the adoption of Bitcoin …


2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Hits Out at BitLicense

2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Hits Out at BitLicense

Pro-Bitcoin Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang is calling for more clarity in regulating cryptocurrencies slamming BitLicence as “onerous”. BitLicence, the business license of virtual currency activities issued by the New York State Department of Financial Services, has again come under fire in the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate’s latest comments. Yang is an American entrepreneur, philanthropist and the founder of Venture for …


Mueller Report Makes Bitcoin Link to Russian Interference in 2016 US Election

The much-anticipated Mueller Report on interference in the 2016 US Presidential Election claims that Russian intelligence used Bitcoin to secure computer infrastructure for hacking purposes. The ‘Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election’ suggested that there is evidence that Russia attempted to smooth the path for Donald Trump by using hacking to target Hilary Clinton’s campaign …


Big Corporates Investing in Blockchain with Wait ‘N See Approach

Big Corporates Investing in Blockchain with Wait 'N See Approach

PitchBook data recently compiled for Reuters shows that both corporate funding and venture capital investments are still behind blockchain tech, although trust in cryptocurrency has still yet to become a feature of large company investment. Corporate investment in Bitcoin is seen very much like the Holy Grail of the cryptocurrency industry, and to date, the big money is aimed at …


Kraken Joins Other Exchanges in Delisting Bitcoin SV for “Toxic” Behavior

Kraken Joins Other Exchanges in Delisting Bitcoin SV for "Toxic" Behavior

Major US cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has decided to delist Bitcoin SV (BSV) after polling its clients on Twitter over the past few days. In a largely expected move given the response by other major exchanges, Kraken stated that BSV’s behavior was not in keeping with what it regards as ethical. The California based exchange’s official press release stated that BSV …


IBM and University of Louisville Launch Blockchain Academy

IBM and University of Louisville Launch Blockchain Academy

In an effort to bridge the current gap between blockchain demand for expertise and existing supply, IBM has partnered with the University of Louisville to launch a blockchain skills academy. The IBM Skills Academy aims to train the next generation of technology workers in Kentucky state, USA, delivering a curriculum built out of eight emerging and developing technologies such as artificial …


Forbes: Trump Could Push Workers to Bitcoin

Forbes_ Trump Could Push Workers to Bitcoin

A Forbes article today has suggested that increasing pressure on immigration issues in the United States as the Trump administration prepares for a re-election campaign, could lead to more people, including residents in the USA, to consider Bitcoin as an alternative for sending money across borders. Next year, President Trump will seek a second term as president of the world’s …


VC Tim Draper Eyeballs Facebook Coin Project as Possible Investment

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Tim Draper, Draper Associates venture capitalist and crypto pundit, is reported to be meeting with Facebook in order to determine if his company should invest in Facebook Coin – a stablecoin project being considered by the social media giant. The idea behind Facebook Coin is to allow FB users to conduct transactions using a cryptocurrency pegged to the US dollar …


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