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Crypto Executives Comment on Mastercard’s CBDC Testing Platform

  Mastercard revealed this week that it has launched a central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) testing platform. The goal is to enable central banks to test national digital currencies. Many central banks are testing or investigating CBDCs including China’s digital yuan that is currently being… Read More

Second Thoughts? Goldman Sachs Takes Another Look at Crypto

At one point in time Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), the most prominent investment bank in the world and emerging Fintech powerhouse, was poised to create a crypto trading desk. In May of 2018, Goldman Sachs executive Rana Yared indicated the bank would enter the crypto space… Read More

Coinbase Reportedly Planning IPO, Crypto Industry Comments on Possibility of First Digital Asset Exchange to Go Public in the US

Coinbase is reportedly planning an initial public offering (IPO) at some point later this year or early next. First reported by Reuters, the news really comes as no surprise as its valuation has risen dramatically and the digital asset sector of Fintech continues to gain… Read More

Crypto Industry Slams Wirecard and Misplaced Funds: “You don’t get what you expect. You get what you inspect.” 

Wirecard AG (WPI:DE)  has emerged as one of the most embarrassing financial debacles in years in Germany. The implosion of the Fintech has demolished the reputation of the former CEO Markus Braun who was subsequently arrested following the revelation of €1.9 billion in missing funds…. Read More

PayPal’s Move Into Crypto: Affirmation that Traditional Payment Players Can No Longer Ignore Digital Assets

Digital assets continue to gain traction in the real world. While it will take some time, it is hard to ignore that more institutional money is creeping in and blockchain technology is being viewed as a viable tool to create and manage digital assets including… Read More

Blockchain Infrastructure Firm Blockdaemon Acquires $5.5 Million in Funding from Fenbushi Capital, Hashkey, Others

Blockdaemon, a blockchain node provider, has acquired $5.5 million in capital from major investors including Fenbushi Capital, Hashkey, CoinShares, Blockchain.com, Kenetic, and SPiCE VC. Early investors Boldstart, Comcast Ventures, Heavybit, and Lerer Hippeau also made contributions. The New York-headquartered firm says it’s planning to use… Read More

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