Here is David Marcus’s Prepared Testimony Defending Facebook & Libra for Senate Banking Committee Hearing by JD Alois

Steve Mnuchin’s Comments on Libra: “Bullish news for the future of cryptocurrencies”

US Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin held a press conference yesterday in advance of Capitol Hill hearings this week addressing concerns surrounding Facebook’s stablecoin Lira. Mnuchin cautioned the audience that Facebook, and any other crypto creator, must adhere to the high standards of KYC and… Read More

Open-Source Exploit: Private Keys in MyDashWallet Exposed for Two Months- Users Should Move Funds Immediately

The private keys of Dash crypto coins being held in online software “hot wallet” called MyDashWallet have been exposed to hackers for two months, and anyone using the wallet should immediately move funds out. A “hot wallet” is any cryptocurrency software “wallet” connected to the… Read More

Leverage Moving the Needle on Bitcoin, Not New Money, Traders Say

Several professional cryptocurrency traders are claiming that leverage and “whales” are behind Bitcoin’s recent massive price fluctuations and not coveted “new money.” According to Jeff Dorman, chief investment officer at ArcaFunds: “The Bitcoin price ascent from $4k-$10k was based on a confluence of real factors (depreciating… Read More

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Holds Surprise Press Conference on US Government’s Stance on Cryptocurrencies and Facebook’s Libra

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called a surprise press conference this afternoon in Washington DC to tell the public that Facebook and all other providers of “digital financial services” must observe the same financial integrity regimes as banks. Mnuchin called illicit use of cryptocurrencies “a national… Read More

Here is Draft Legislation from Congress Designed to Block Big Tech from Finance and Limit Competition

During the past few days a draft House Resolution has been circulating with the title, ‘‘Keep Big Tech Out Of Finance Act.’’ As it is a draft bill, the legislation may never get beyond being run up the flagpole to capture feedback from a wider… Read More

Mike Cagney’s Figure Technologies Completes $20 Million STO on Provenance Blockchain with Help of Dechert

This past May, Figure Technologies, closed on $1 billion in asset-based financing custodied on the Provenance Blockchain, Inc. (PBI) – a ledger technology Figure built in house. Figure Technologies is SoFi founder Mike Cagney’s latest Fintech venture. Provenance is a protocol created to originate, finance,… Read More

Seed CX Subsidiaries Secure Bitlicense From New York Department of Financial Services

New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced on Monday it has approved the applications of Seed Digital Commodities Market LLC (SCXM) and Zero Hash LLC for virtual currency licenses and has approved Zero Hash for a money transmitter license. SCXM and Zero Hash… Read More

Crypto Asset Trading Desk Altonomy Raises $7 Million Through Seed Financing Round Led By Polychain Capital

Altonomy, a U.S.-based trading desk and market maker for cryptocurrency assets, announced on Monday it secured $7 million through its seed financing round, which was led by Polychain Capital. Founded in 2018, Altonomy describes itself as a cryptocurrency trading, advisory, and asset management firm. The… Read More

In Letter to Shareholders, Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne Defends Digital Security Vision

In a letter to shareholders published in advance of an upcoming earnings report, Overstock CEO and blockchain advocate Patrick Byrne defended his vision of “tokenization” and digital assets which he believes are the “killer app of the blockchain revolution.” Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK) subsidiary tZero is looking… Read More

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