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Swisscom Blockchain AG Onboards New Chief Executive Officer

Blockchain-focused company Swisscom Blockchain AG has onboarded Ethereum (ETH) engineer Lukas Hohl as its new chief executive officer, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reported on April 15.Hohl, who previously served at various IT and finance companies, including Blockchain’s parent company Swisscom, business consulting firm BearingPoint, consultancy group Sofgen, and management consulting

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Former Paypal, Google Engineering Exec Joins Bakkt as Chief Product Officer

A former engineering executive at PayPal and Google will join the team behind the institutional digital asset platform Bakkt, the firm’s CEO Kelly Loeffler announced in a blog post on Medium on April 11.With over 25 years of experience in digital payments, engineering, strategy and operations, Mike Blandina has

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IBM Crypto Chief Calls Company the “Leader” in Blockchain Technology

IBM’s Jesse Lund, who heads the blockchain division, claims IBM is the leader in blockchain technology.In a recent interview, Lund stated:What IBM’s been doing as the leader in blockchain technology for the last three years is adding security and confidence to the system.IBM And Stellar Partnership Challenge xRapidLund talks about

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SEC Chief Confirms Analysis That Ethereum isn’t a Security

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton has formally confirmed existing staff analysis that Ethereum and other similar decentralized cryptocurrency assets are not securities, even if they were initially sold through an illegal securities offering.Clayton made this revelation in a letter sent to US House Rep. Ted Budd, who had

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DCG Chief Claims He’s More Bullish on Bitcoin Than Ever, But Wary Of Crypto Assets

It goes without saying that the crypto market is rife with wishy-washy investors. Some days, one might be overly bullish, quipping that Bitcoin (BTC) could skyrocket to the so-called “moon.” Other days, he or she might remark that the end is nigh for the flagship cryptocurrency. While vapid industry participants

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Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Chief Confident About Future for Bakkt and Crypto 

The ongoing regulatory delays and hurdles imposed by the US government have not dampened the enthusiasm for crypto related products such as the highly anticipated Bakkt launch.Bakkt Will be a ‘Moonshot Bet’The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) has recently announced its fourth quarter earnings which have beat some Wall Street predictions. Chief

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Ex-Starbucks Chief Howard Schultz Likely Set to Replace Trump: What’s in It for Bitcoin?

Photo: cacamre strear / FlickrHoward Schultz, former CEO and chairman of Starbucks tweeted that he is considering running in the 2020 US presidential elections. His announcement caused jitters among the Democrats who fear that he might erode some of their support if he runs. He said:“I love our country,

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