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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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QuadrigaCX Director Asks Court to Appoint Restructuring Officer

Jennifer Robertson — the current director and widow of the founder of now-shuttered Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX — has asked a Canadian court to appoint a chief restructuring officer (CRO) to handle proceedings in the aftermath of the exchange’s controversial closure.In an affidavit filed with the Supreme Court of Nova

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Coinbase Chief Policy Officer Calls It Quits, Is Crypto at Risk of Losing Talents?

The chief policy officer at leading crypto brokerage and exchange platform Coinbase has left his position for one at U.S. venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.Is Michael Lempres’s move indicative of a wider pilgrimage of talent from the digital asset industry in the wake of the 2018 bear market?Will More Crypto

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Ex-Fidelity Exec Joins Blockchain Company Bloq as Chief Operating Officer

A former executive at financial services giant Fidelity Investments has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) at blockchain infrastructure firm Bloq, according to a press release Oct. 23.Bloq’s new COO, Hadley Stern, spent seventeen years at Fidelity, which administers over $7.2 trillion in client assets. His most recent role was

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Internal French Police Officer Apprehended for Selling State Secrets for Bitcoin

A security officer belonging to the French Intelligence Agency – General Directorate of Internal Security (DGSI) was arrested last week for selling state secrets on the Dark Web in exchange for bitcoin, reported Le Parisien on October 1, 2018. What Went Down? The acts of the unidentified agents were first brought to

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Coinbase hires chief legal officer from Fannie Mae

Coinbase has hired finance executive Brian Brooks as chief legal officer, it said on Wednesday, as the cryptocurrency exchange grows its compliance and government affairs capabilities amid intensifying regulatory scrutiny of the nascent market.Brooks was most recently executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Fannie Mae, the U.S.

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