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Coinbase Not Currently Investing in Decentralized Exchange Sector, Executive Confirms

United States cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is not planning to launch a decentralized exchange (DEX), a senior executive told cryptocurrency news media outlet The Block in an interview on May 29.Speaking on a range of topics around Coinbase’s activities, Emilie Choi, the company’s vice president of Business, Data & International,

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Binance-Backed Crypto Bank Appoints Deutsche Bank Executive as New CEO

Malta-based cryptocurrency bank Founders Bank has appointed former executive of Deutsche Bank as its new CEO, according to a Bloomberg report on May 9.Backed by major global crypto exchange Binance, Founders Bank plans to assist blockchain and crypto-related firms in securing financial services from traditional banking institutions, the report

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Former Worldpay US Executive Joins Crypto Payments Firm BitPay as Its New CFO

Major cryptocurrency payment services provider BitPay has onboarded former Worldpay U.S. executive Glen Braganza as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO), according to a press release published on May 7.Having more than 15 years experience in private equity and public markets, Braganza joined BitPay to “help support the business through

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ConsenSys Announces Major Restructuring as Longtime Executive Kavita Gupta Steps Down

New York-based blockchain company ConsenSys is restructuring its various operations to shore up its market presence as it seeks $200 million in funding, a press release confirmed on May 6.In a move which will also see the departure of a founding executive, ConsenSys will consolidate ConsenSys Labs, accelerator Tachyon

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JPMorgan Chase Senior Executive Becomes CEO of Blockchain Precious Metals Firm

Blockchain-powered precious metals platform Tradewind has appointed an ex-JPMorgan Chase executive as its new CEO, the company confirmed in a press release on April 30.Michael Albanese, who previously worked as the bank’s Global Head of Agency Collateral Management and Global Head of Securities Clearance, will take over Tradewind’s operations

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FedEx Executive Advocates for Industry Blockchain Standards

Rob Carter, the chief information officer of American delivery services company FedEx, has called for uniform standards in the blockchain industry, tech-focused media outlet Computerworld reported on April 25.Speaking at the Blockchain Global Revolution Conference, Carter argued that mandated standards would help create uniformity for blockchains used in supply

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CEO of Japanese Finance Giant SBI Appointed as Ripple Labs Executive

Disclaimer. This article has been updated to include comments from Yoshitaka Kitao during the financial results conference call.Yoshitaka Kitao, CEO and representative director of Japanese financial services giant SBI Holdings, has been appointed as an executive of Ripple Labs Inc., Cointelegraph Japan reports on April 26.As previously reported, SBI Holdings

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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 IBM and Cisco Executive Tom Noonan to Join Bakkt as Chairman of Board

Kelly Loeffler, the CEO of institutional trading platform Bakkt, announced that former cybersecurity expert at IBM, Cisco and Endgame Tom Noonan will become the chairman of its board of directors. The development was reported in a Medium post published on March 29.Per the announcement, the founder, chairman and CEO

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