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Former Goldman Sachs Exec on How To Survive Current Crypto Bear Market

Recently, a former Goldman Sachs executive gave examples of crypto’s strong fundamentals, and explained what he thinks is the best approach to investing in crypto. Prior to founding macro economic and investment strategy research service Global Macro Investor (GMI) in 2005, ex-Golan executive Raoul Pal co-managed the GLG Global Macro Fund in London for global asset management firm GLG […]

Award-Winning UK Bank ‘Starling’ Says ‘We Consider Crypto Activity To Be High Risk’

One of UK’s top digital banks says that it has “taken the decision to prevent all card payments to crypto merchants and to implement further restrictions on outgoing and incoming transfers.” London-headquartered Starling Bank is a licensed and regulated bank founded by former Allied Irish Banks COO Anne Boden in January 2014. According to Wikipedia, […]

BoE on DeFi: Unconvinced It Is an Effective Way of Managing ‘Risks Inherent in Finance’

On Monday (21 November 2022), Sir Jon Cunliffe, Deputy Governor for Financial Stability at Bank of England (BoE), shared his thoughts on crypto and its regulation during a speech given at Warwick Business School’s Gilmore Centre Policy Forum Conference on DeFi & Digital Currencies. According to his BoE bio, Sir Jon Cunliffe “became Deputy Governor […]

G20 Leaders, Including Joe Biden: Crypto Needs To Be ‘Subject to Robust Regulation’

Last week, at the 17th G20 Heads of State and Government Summit, which was held November 15-16, 2022 in Bali, Indonesia, the world leaders present made a joint declaration that had some interesting things to say about the “crypto-assets ecosystem”. In a joint declaration released by the White House on 16 November 2022, the G20 […]

CEO of Minneapolis Federal Reserve: Crypto Is ‘A Tool of Speculation and Greater Fools’

Neel Kashkari, who took office as president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis on 1 Jan 2016, recently explained why he is not impressed with crypto. Last Friday (18 November 2022), in the wake of the recent collapse of SBF’s FTX empire, Kashkari shared his latest thoughts on crypto. Commenting on a Wall […]

Billionaire Investor Bill Ackman: Crypto Has ‘Potential To Greatly Benefit Society’

Former crypto skeptic Bill Ackman, the Founder and CEO of hedge fund management firm Pershing Square Capital Management, now thinks that crypto “has the potential to greatly benefit society and grow the global economy.” On 20 November 2022, Ackman wrote: “… I was initially a crypto skeptic, but after studying some of the more interesting […]

U.S. Congressman Brad Sherman Blames ‘Billionaire Crypto Bros’ For Regulation Woes

Recently, U.S. Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), who is one of the biggest crypto skeptics in Washington, D.C., pointed a finger at what he calls “billionaire crypto bros” for the delay in digital asset regulation.  Congressman Sherman, who was “born and raised in southern California” is “currently serving his thirteenth term in Congress and has served in the House […]

Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Shares His Thoughts on Crypto in Wake of FTX Collapse

On Tuesday (15 November 2022), Charlie Munger, the billionaire vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate controlled by Warren Buffett, shared his latest thoughts on crypto in the wake of the collapse of the FTX empire. Munger — who is also chairman of Daily Journal Corporation and a director of Costco Wholesale Corporation — made his comments during a Zoom […]

Mastercard CEO on Crypto: We Are ‘Optimistic’ and ‘Investing’

The CEO of Mastercard, which is “the second-largest payment-processing corporation worldwide”, recently shared his thoughts on crypto. On 18 January 2022, Raj Dhamodharan, EVP Blockchain / Digital Asset Products & Digital Partnerships at Mastercard, published a blog post in which he said that Mastercard believes that “buying digital goods should be as simple as buying […]

Santander UK Is Going to Impose Limits on Payments to Crypto Exchanges

Santander UK, which is a British bank wholly owned by Spanish multinational financial services firm Santander Group, is advising its customers that there will soon be limits imposed on payments to crypto exchanges. According to a recent notice (on the company’s website) aimed at customers, the bank has seen “a large increase in UK customers […]

Binance Partners With Ledger To ‘Enable Even More Users To Conveniently Buy Crypto’

On Wednesday (2 November 2022), the world’s largest crypto exchange (by trading volume) announced that it had entered into a strategic partnership with crypto hardware wallet maker Ledger. According to Binance’s blog post, this agreement “enables users with a verified Binance account to buy crypto through Ledger directly with their bank cards and have the […]

Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev on Crypto: “We’re Excited To Continue To Invest There”

On Wednesday (2 November 2022), Robinhood Markets, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOOD) Co-Founder and CEO Vlad Tenev talked about crypto during his company’s Q3 2022 Earnings Call. Robnhood, which was founded in April 2013, is an American financial services firm headquartered in Menlo Park, California. It is well-known — especially among U.S. millennials — for its mobile […]

CZ Explains Why Binance Invested $500 Million Into Elon Musk’s Purchase of Twitter

On Monday (31 October 2022), Binance Co-Founder and CEO Changpeng Zhao (aka “CZ”) explained why his exchange had invested $500 million into Tesla and Space X CEO Elon Musk’s buyout of Twitter. Late on Thursday (27 October 2022), Dogecoin fan Elon Musk completed his purchase of Twitter: A few hours after the purchase of Twitter […]

Vertu Launches ‘World’s First Web3 Phone’ With a Starting Price of $3300

On Monday (October 24), an an event in London, luxury smartphone maker Vertu officially launched its latest phone, METAVERTU, which it claims is “the world’s first Web3 phone”. A press release issued on 11 October 2022 said that METAVERTU was first announced on 28 September 2022. It also mentioned that this phone is “the first […]

Mobile Bank N26 Going To Make Crypto As Easy as ‘A Marathon of Your Favorite Show’

On Thursday (October 20), digital/mobile bank N26 announced that it is going to make crypto trading super easy, starting with its customers based in Austria. Berlin-headquartered N26, which was founded in 2013 by Valentin Stalf and Maximilian Tayenthal, has a full German banking license (which it obtained in 2016), which means that it is “governed […]

Walmart CTO: ‘Crypto Will Become an Important Part of How Customers Transact’

On Monday (October 17), Suresh Kumar, the CTO of Walmart, which is the world’s largest retailer by revenue, shared his thoughts on crypto at Yahoo Finance’s All Markets Summit. Kumar had this to say about the role of crypto in Walmart’s future: “I think that there are three major areas of disruption. Crypto falls in […]

Mastercard Partnering With Paxos to Make It Easier for Banks to Offer Crypto Trading

According to a report by CNBC, via a partnership with regulated blockchain infrastructure platform Paxos, Mastercard is “looking to bring crypto to the masses by making it easier for banks to get involved.” Earlier today, CNBC’s Kate Rooney reported that Mastercard plans to act as a bridge between Paxos and banks with Mastercard handling “the […]

deVere Group CEO: ‘Savvy, Long-Term Crypto Investors’ Will Be Buying Crypto ‘On the Cheap’

Earlier this week, Nigel Green, the CEO of UAE-headquartered deVere Group, which is “one of the world’s largest independent international financial consultancies”, talked about how serious long-term investor are taking advantage of the volatility in the crypto market. Green said: “Markets are now predicting that policymakers at major central banks, including the U.S. Federal Reserve and Bank […]

Bitwise CEO Expects the New Bull Cycle in Crypto Market to Start in 2023

Recently, Hunter Horsley, Co-Founder and CEO of Bitwise Asset Management, shared his thoughts on the crypto market. The Bitwise CEO’s comments were made on October 10 during a conversation with Emily Chang on Bloomberg Television’s daily show “Bloomberg Technology”. According to a report by The Daily Hodl, Horsley said: “Crypto is down about 60%, or […]

Mastercard Exec: Crypto Has ‘Potential To Transform the Financial System’s Infrastructure’

Recently, Raj Dhamodharan, Executive Vice President of Blockchain / Digital Asset Products and Digital Partnerships at Mastercard, explained what his firm is doing to unlock crypto’s “potential to transform the financial system’s infrastructure”. In a blog post published on Wednesday (October 12), Dhamodharan gave examples of things that Mastercard is doing to “turn cryptocurrencies into an […]

Cardano ($ADA) Founder on the Importance of Crypto-Friendly Regulatory Frameworks

On Thursday (October 13), Charles Hoskinson, Co-Founder and CEO of Input Output Global (aka “IOG”), the blockchain technology firm behind Cardano’s R&D, explained the importance of having regulation that appreciates the benefits offered by cryptocurrencies. According to a report by The Daily Hodl, the IOG CEO said: “It’s necessary for us to get [to] the […]

Charles Hoskinson Explains Why He Is ‘Very Bullish’ on Crypto ‘In the Long Term’

On Tuesday (October 11), Charles Hoskinson, Co-Founder and CEO of Input Output Global (aka “IOG”), the blockchain technology firm behind Cardano’s R&D, explained in an interview why he is very bullish on crypto in the long term. His comments were made during an interview with Maria Bartiromo, the anchor of “Mornings with Maria”, on American cable TV channel Fox […]

Google to Accept Crypto Payments for Cloud Services via Coinbase

Google has said it will start letting some customers pay for cloud services using cryptocurrencies in early 2023 thanks to a partnership with crypto exchange Coinbase, which will facilitate the payments through Coinbase Commerce. According to CNBC, the deal was announced at Google’s Cloud Next conference and may lure in blockchain-native companies to Google in […]

Visa Partners With FTX To Offer Crypto Debit Cards in 40 Countries

Less than nine months after launching a FTX-branded Visa crypto debit card in the U.S., the popular crypto exchange intends to make the card available to its customers in 40 more countries. Here is how FTX Co-Founder and CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (“SBF”) first announced the FTX Card on 21 January 2022: Well, earlier today, CNBC […]

SIX Swiss Exchange Now Offering High Quality Cryptocurrency Data to Its Clients

On Thursday (October 6), Zurich-based SIX Swiss Exchange announced that it is offering for the first time a comprehensive suite of high quality cryptocurrency data to its clients thanks to a partnership with leading global cryptocurrency market data provider CryptoCompare. SIX Swiss Exchange, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SIX Group, is Switzerland’s principal stock […]

Billionaire ‘Shark’ Mark Cuban Explains Why He Is ‘Still Really Bullish on Crypto’

In a recent interview, billionaire investor and entrepreneur Mark Cuban shared his thoughts about the crypto industry. Cuban is the majority owner of the professional basketball team Dallas Mavericks, as well as one of the “sharks” on the highly popular reality show “Shark Tank” (which is aired on the ABC television network). Cuban’s comments were made during an interview with […]

Circle CEO: ‘We Want To Be a Full Reserve Digital Currency Bank’

In a recent interview on CNBC’s “Crypto World” show, Jeremy Allaire, the Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Circle Internet Financial, the issuer of fiat-backed stablecoin USD Coin ($USDC), talked about his firm’s long-term goal. According to a report by The Daily Hodl, Allaire told CNBC technology reporter Kate Rooney: “We want to be a full […]

SEC ‘Charges Kim Kardashian for Unlawfully Touting Crypto Security’, She Agrees to Pay $1.26M

The U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced on Monday (October 3) that it had brought charges against American media personality and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian for alleged promotion of cryptoasset $EMAX. The SEC’s press release stated that these charges were “for touting on social media a crypto asset security offered and sold by EthereumMax without […]

Pantera Capital Partner on Decentralized Governance of Crypto Protocols

Recently, Lauren Stephanian, a Partner at crypto-focused investment firm Pantera Capital, shared her thoughts on some of the main issues with decentralized governance. Stephanian made her comments while speaking on September 21 at a panel (titled “What’s Next for DeFi Governance”) at Messari’s annual conference Mainnet (September 21-23, 2022) in New York City: She said: […]

Billionaire David Rubenstein: ’Crypto Is Not Going To Go Away’

David Rubenstein, the billionaire co-founder and co-chairman of private equity firm Carlyle Group, says that the crypto industry is not going to go away. Rubenstein made his commens about cryptocurrency during a chat with Citadel founder and CEO Ken Griffin at the University Club of Chicago on September 22. When asked what he thinks about cryptocurrencies, […]

Billionaire Stanley Druckenmiller Can See ‘Cryptocurrency Having a Big Role in a Renaissance’

On Wednesday (September 28), legendary billionaire investor Stanley Freeman Druckenmiller shared his latest thoughts on crypto. Druckenmiller started his career as an equities analyst at Pittsburgh National Bank. Then in 1981, he founded investment firm Duquesne Capital Management, which had a positive return every year until he decided in August 2010 to quit the hedge fund business […]

Cardano Founder: Hydra Is ‘Everything Lightning Wanted To Be When It Grows Up’

In a recent interview, Charles Hoskinson, Founder and Co-CEO of Input Output Global (“IOG”), the blockchain technology firm behind Cardano’s R&D, talked abut layer 2 (L2) scaling solution Hydra, which should launch in H1 2023. In a blog post published on 17 September 2021, Sebastien Nagel, Software Engineering Lead at IOG, said that one of the exciting […]

JPMorgan Chase CEO Says He Is a Not Skeptic on Blockchain, DeFi, and Utility Tokens

On Wednesday (September 21), JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon shared his thoughts on blockchain technology in general and cryptocurrencies in particular while testifying before U.S. Congress. His comments were made during a hearing (titled “Holding Megabanks Accountable: Oversight of America’s Largest Consumer Facing Banks”) of the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services. At one point […]

FTX US President: Crypto Space Needs Greater Regulatory Clarity

The president of crypto exchange FTX US outlined how his company is navigating the murky water of regulation, while arguing that the space needs greater clarity for digital asset listing. Speaking in a recent interview with The Block, FTX US President Brett Harrison explained how his company is working through the regulatory landscape of crypto […]

Congressman Sherman: Regulation Will Make Crypto ‘The Pet Rock of the 21st Century’

Recently, U.S. Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), who is one of the biggest crypto skeptics in Washington, D.C., said in a recent interview that once there is more regulatory clarity in the U.S., crypto would lose its main advantage over the dollar. Congressman Sherman, who was “born and raised in southern California” is “currently serving his thirteenth term in […]

Crypto Lending Reportedly Offering Worse Yields Than 3-Month U.S. Treasuries

According to a recent report by Bloomberg, “crypto yields that institutions typically seek out have fallen below what the US government pays to borrow for three months, giving the hedge funds and family offices that have flocked to the digital space one less reason to keep investing.” Here is how Investopedia defines crypto lending: “Crypto […]

Canadian PM: Opting Out of Inflation by Putting Savings Into Crypto Is a Bad Idea

On Monday (September 12), Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is the leader of the Liberal Party, ridiculed new Conservative Party Leader Pierre Poilievre’s enthusiastic support of crypto as a tool for fighting inflation. Trudeau’s comments were made during a speech at the Liberal caucus retreat in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. Trudeau said: “As you […]

Fidelity Bringing Crypto Trading to Retail Investors Soon, Says ‘A Little Bird’

On Monday (September 12), billionaire investor Mike Novogratz said at the SALT New York 2022 conference that he had heard Fidelity Investments is planning to make crypto trading available to its retail customers. Former hedge fund manager Novogratz is the Founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital, “a technology-driven financial services and investment management firm that provides institutions and […]

Anti-Crypto U.S. Congressman Explains Why a Crypto Ban Is Not Coming ‘Anytime Soon’

Recently, U.S. Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), who is one of the biggest crypto skeptics in Washington, D.C., told Los Angeles Times why he does not expect to see a crypto ban in the U.S. “anytime soon.” Congressman Sherman, who was “born and raised in southern California” is “currently serving his thirteenth term in Congress and has served in […]

Ethereum ($ETH) Creator Explains Why ‘Price Drops Are Good’ for Crypto Space

In a recent interview with former Bloomberg Opinion columnist Noah Smith, Vitalik Buterin, Co-Founder of Ethereum Foundation, explained one thing that is good about crypto bear markets. During this interview, regarding the crypto market crash that started in November 2021, Vitalik had this to say: “Actually I was surprised that the crash did not happen […]

Jim Cramer: There’s No Point to Crypto “Beyond Separating You From Your Money”

On Tuesday (August 30), former hedge fund manager Jim Cramer warned CNBC viewers stay away from purely speculative assets. Cramer is the host of CNBC show “Mad Money w/ Jim Cramer“. He is also a co-anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street“, as well as a co-founder of financial news website TheStreet. On June 8, Cramer told CNBC’s “Make […]

Morgan Creek Capital CEO Predicts Massive Flood of New Crypto Users

Mark Yusko, the Founder, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Morgan Creek Capital Management, says that more modern and user-friendly crypto wallets will lead to a massive surge in adoption.  Yusko, who is also the Managing Partner of Morgan Creek Digital, said during a conversation with Scott Melker that the crypto industry needed to work […]

Ava Labs President: ‘Fundamentals’ of Crypto Are ‘Absolutely Increasing and Improving’

John Wu, President of blockchain startup Ava Labs — which develops the software for the Avalanche ($AVAX) blockchain — recently shared his thoughts about the crypto market. Wu’s comments were made on Friday (August 26) during a conversation with Bloomberg TV’s Emily Chang and Sonali Basak. According to a report by The Daily Hodl, Wu said: “What the market […]

Former SEC Chair: ‘Technology Underlying the Crypto Revolution Is Going To Come To Finance’

On Friday (August 26), Jay Clayton, the former Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC),shared his thoughts on why it is taking so long to get a regulatory framework for crypto in the U.S. Clayton’s comments were made during a conversation with Betty Quick, co-anchor of CNBC’s Squawk Box. Clayton said: “Why is […]

Genesis Lends $2.36 Billion to 3AC, Loses Money, CEO Michael Moro, and 20% of Staff

On Wednesday (August 17), full-service digital currency prime broker Genesis, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Digital Currency Group (DCG), announced that CEO Michael Moro is “stepping down and will continue to advise the company through the transition.” The firm’s press release went on to say that “Chief Operating Officer Derar Islim, Ph.D., who joined Genesis in […]

Google’s Parent Company Has Been Increasing Its Investment in the Crypto Space

A research report, which provides interesting insights on how the top 100 public companies in the U.S. are investing in the blockchain/crypto space, has recently been released. The report (titled: “Top 100 Public Companies Investing in Blockchain & Crypto Companies”) was created by Blockdata, which is a subsidiary of CB Information Services. Blockdata’s blog post […]

Fidelity’s Director of Global Macro: Stablecoin Regulation Will Increase Institutional Adoption of Crypto

On Friday (August 12), Jurrien Timmer, Director of Global Macro at Fidelity Investments, explained how upcoming stablecoin regulation could increase the demand for crypto. In March 2021, Timmer published a 12-page research paper on Bitcoin (title: “Understanding Bitcoin: Does bitcoin belong in asset allocation considerations?”). Timmer started by saying that he intended his paper to serve as “a […]

FTX US President Says Crypto Winter Is ‘Starting To Thaw’

In a recent interview, Brett Harrison, who is President of FTX.US, explained why he believes that crypto winter may be over soon. During an interview with Emily Chang, the anchor of daily show “Bloomberg Technology”, Harrison was asked about a recent deal between Coinbase and BlackRock, which is the world’s top asset management firm by […]

Billionaire Mark Cuban Explains Why SEC’s Stance on Crypto Is “Incredibly Hypocritical”

In a recent interview, billionaire investor and entrepreneur Mark Cuban criticized the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the way it deals with crypto. Cuban is the majority owner of the professional basketball team Dallas Mavericks, as well as one of the “sharks” on the highly popular reality show “Shark Tank” (which is aired on the ABC television […]

Mastercard CFO Explains How His Firm Views Crypto

During an interview published on Tuesday (August 2), Mastercard CFO Sachin Mehra shared his thoughts on crypto. His comments were made during an interview with Bloomberg’s Lisa Abramowicz. With regard to crypto, he said: “In the crypto world, we play the role as an on-ramp, with people using our debit and credit products to buy […]

Coin Bureau Predicts ‘Peak Capitulation’ Ahead for Crypto Markets

The pseudonymous host of popular crypto market commentary show Coin Bureau says that the crypto markets have yet to reach a point of “peak capitulation” in the bear market.  Speaking in a recent YouTube update, Coin Bureau’s host “Guy” told viewers that he believed the crypto markets were in for another massive price crash.  According […]

Banking Giant Santander Reportedly Preparing To Launch Crypto Trading Services in Brazil

Banco Santander S.A., a Brazilian subsidiary of the Spanish banking giant Santander Group, is reportedly planning to roll out crypto trading services in Brazil.  According to an article by Decrypt, local news outlet Folha de S.Paulo is reporting that Santander is planning to begin offering crypto trading services for clients in Brazil. The Brazilian subsidiary’s […]

Binance CEO on Why Currently There Is a Positive Correlation Between Stocks and Crypto

On Thursday (July 28), Binance Co-Founder and CEO Changpeng Zhao (better known as “CZ”) shared his thoughts on the crypto market. CZ — who has, according to Forbes, an estimated net worth (as of 30 July 2022) of around $17.4 billion made his comments during an interview with Carl Quintanilla , co-anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk on […]

Gibraltar MP Reveals He Owns $BTC for the Benefit of His Children

Albert Isola, Minister for Digital and Financial Services for Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar, says that he has invested in Bitcoin for his kids’ benefit. Here is a brief introduction to Gibraltar from Wikipedia: “Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory located at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula. It has an area of 6.7 […]

Fears of Contagion in Crypto Market Have Peaked for Now, Says Citi Research

A report published by Citi analysts has revealed that fears of contagion in the cryptocurrency market have peaked for now as numerous indicators in the space have started easing, at a time in which numerous market makers and brokers are making counterparty exposure disclosures. As CoinDesk reported, Celsius Network recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy […]

Crypto Market May Have Already Bottomed, Says FTX Billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried

Sam Bankman-Fried, the popular CEO of cryptocurrency exchange FTX and the well-known crypto billionaire behind Alameda Research, has revealed he believes that the cryptocurrency market bottom may have already been reached. In a video interview with the CEO and co-founder of Real Vision founder Raoul Pal that first aired earlier this month, Sam Bankman-Fried noted […]

Crypto Investment Firm Exec’s Advice to Investors: ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’

Alex Tapscott says that the current bear market provides opportunities for companies and investors.  Alex Tapscott is “an entrepreneur, author and seasoned capital markets professional focused on the impact of Bitcoin, blockchain and other digital assets on business and financial markets.” He is “the co-author of the critically acclaimed non-fiction best-seller, Blockchain Revolution, which has […]

Kevin O’Leary Warns Massive Capitulation Event Is Coming to Crypto Market

Celebrity investor Kevin O’Leary (aka “Mr. Wonderful” on ABC TV series “Shark Tank“) is predicting that a massive capitulation event is coming for the crypto market.  On July 6, during an interview on YouTube series “Meet Kevin”, O’Leary claimed that the crypto markets are in danger of a massive capitulation event that will trigger further panic […]

Solana Labs Co-Founder Excited About Upcoming Launch of ‘Saga’ Smartphone

Anatoly Yakovenko, the co-founder of Solana Labs, says that the launch of their new mobile phone could lead to a massive explosion in potential users.  As you may know already, on June 23, Solana Mobile, a subsidiary of Solana Labs, introduced Saga, “a flagship Android mobile phone with unique functionality and features tightly integrated with […]

Crypto Exchange OKX Is Paying $20 Million-Plus To Sponsor Premier League Football Club

Crypto exchange OKX is reportedly paying more than $20 million to sponsor in the upcoming season one of the clubs in the Premier League, which is “the top level of the English football league system.” According to a report by Forbes, OKX has reached an agreement to expand its existing partnership with Premier League club Manchester City. […]

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