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Fintech Company TrueDigital Appoints Former Bridgewater Associates Executive as CEO

New York-based fintech company TrueDigital Holdings (TDH) announced the appointment of former Bridgewater Associates chief operating officer Thomas Kim as its new CEO through a post on its website on Feb. 19.Before his time at Bridgewater Associates, which had almost $125 billion assets under management in 2018, Kim worked at

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CEO of Japanese Finance Giant SBI Vests His Crypto Industry Hopes in Ripple and R3

Yoshitaka Kitao, CEO and representative director of Japanese financial services giant SBI Holdings, has singled out Ripple (XRP) and blockchain consortium R3 as reasons to remain optimistic about the future of the crypto industry — bear market notwithstanding. Kitao made his remarks during an interview with Japanese crypto news outlet

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Digital Currency Group CEO Bullish About Bitcoin but Prophesies Doom for other Cryptocurrencies – BTCMANAGER

There are currently over 2096 cryptocurrencies listed on CoinMarketCap. The founder, and CEO of DCG, however, has said he believes in Bitcoin and believes it could replace gold someday, saying he is bullish about BTC. Barry Silbert thinks a majority of those 2096 crypto assets will fail before you hear

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Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse Says JPMorgan Coin ‘Misses the Point’ of Crypto

Ripple (XRP) CEO Brad Garlinghouse says the newly-announced digital asset from United States banking giant JPMorgan Chase “misses the point” of cryptocurrency, according to a tweet published on Feb. 14.As reported, JPMorgan Chase revealed its blockchain-powered JPM Coin yesterday, saying the asset will initially be used to increase settlement efficiency

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Former JPMorgan Exec Becomes New CEO of Blockchain-Based Commodity Trading Platform Vakt

Former JPMorgan Chase executive Etienne Amic has been appointed as new CEO at Vakt, a blockchain-based commodity post-trade platform, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Feb. 13.Having served as a managing director at both JPMorgan Chase and Mercuria Energy Trading S.A., Amic is expected to bring direct

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Former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Rejects Brock Pierce’s Plans to Reboot Exchange

Mark Karpeles — the former CEO of the now-defunct Bitcoin (BTC) exchange Mt. Gox — has refuted controversial crypto figure Brock Pierce's claims he can reboot the trading platform and accelerate compensation for Mr. Gox’s creditors. Karpeles made his remarks in private correspondence with Cointelegraph Japan on Feb. 12.As reported,

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Binance CEO Reveals Testnet Release Date for Decentralized Exchange

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance will launch a testnet version of its new decentralized exchange Feb. 20, CEO Changpeng Zhao confirmed on Twitter Feb. 12.Binance DEX, plans for which first emerged last year, aims to provide a decentralized basis for cryptocurrency holders to trade tokens, removing liability and security hurdles associated with

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