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Bakkt Launches New Products, CEO Joins Senate

Earlier this week, institutional Bitcoin (BTC) futures platform Bakkt launched two new financial products: the first United States-regulated BTC options and cash-settled futures. The announcement came just three months after the project went live with its physically delivered futures, following a series of delays.Meanwhile, the platform’s CEO, Kelly Loeffler,

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Pomp Joins Figure’s Board as Firm Completes $103M Funding Round

California-based fintech company Figure Technologies has completed its $103 million funding round led by cryptocurrency asset manager Morgan Creek Digital. In conjunction with closing the Series C round, the blockchain-focused firm announced that Morgan Creek co-founder Anthony Pompliano had joined Figure’s board, according to a press release on Dec.

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Stack Overflow VP Joins Crypto Lending Firm as Chief Product Officer

Cole leaves Stack Overflow, a resource site for programmers, where he's been vice president of product since 2012. Becoming familiar with bitcoin that same year, Cole was tapped for the Wyoming Taskforce for his expertise on the subject and helped create state jurisdictional rules for bitcoin and blockchain adoption. Source

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Block.One Joins EOS Elections as One Entity Allegedly Has 37% Control

The centralization of EOS has again emerged as a contentious issue within the cryptocurrency community, with the firm that created the EOSIO software, Block.One, participating in electoral procedures to choose the Block Producers for the EOS blockchain.On Nov. 28, EOS Block Producer EOS New York tweeted screenshots of Whois

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Kraken, One of Oldest Bitcoin Exchanges, Joins Silvergate Exchange Network

Kraken, one of the largest and oldest Bitcoin (BTC) exchanges in the world, has joined the Silvergate Exchange Network (SEN). By joining SEN, the United States-based cryptocurrency exchange enables its clients to deposit and withdraw U.S. dollars from Silvergate accounts with no fees, the firm announced Nov. 27.According to

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Former US Gov’t Official, Capital One Exec Joins Payments Startup C Labs

Cryptocurrency payment startup C Labs has hired former United States government official Jai Ramaswamy to oversee the company’s compliance strategy.On Nov. 26, Coindesk reported that Ramaswamy had joined C Labs, the company responsible for Celo, which is an open platform that makes financial tools accessible to anyone with a

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BNY Mellon Officially Joins Blockchain-Based Marco Polo Network

The Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon) has joined blockchain software firm R3’s trade finance network, the Marco Polo Network.The American banking and financial services firm — which has over $1.9 trillion in assets under management — will conduct an evaluation program using the technology, Marco Polo announced

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