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Senior Official in Russian Parliament Says That Cryptos Can Ruin Governments

A senior official in Russia's parliament, the State Duma, has argued that cryptocurrencies have the potential to ruin governments, Russian financial media agency Rambler reported on May 20.Nikolai Arefiev, a member of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation and vice-chairman of the Duma’s committee on economic policy, innovative

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Cryptocurrency and Smart Contracts Will For Sure Enter Into Society, Says Senior UK Lawyer

One of the United Kingdom’s most senior lawyers said in a speech on May 2 that cryptocurrency and smart contract use will inevitably begin, but regulations are needed.Addressing the University of Liverpool School of Law and the Northern Chancery Bar Association, Sir Geoffery Vos, Chancellor of the High Court,

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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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Coinbase Loses 3 Senior Executives in 6 Months as Dan Romero Quits Position

United States cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has lost another senior executive as its head of international, Dan Romero, announced his resignation in a blog post on April 12.Romero, who worked for five years at the company in various positions, follows director of institutional sales, Christine Sandler, and ex-vice president and

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Facebook Posts Job Vacancy for Senior Lawyer With Blockchain, Payments Experience

Facebook is seeking to hire a senior lawyer with experience in both blockchain and payments, a job description uploaded to its website this week confirms.Facebook, which has hinted about plans involving blockchain, cryptocurrency and payments across its social media ecosystem, now wants a Lead Commercial Counsel to guide the

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SEC’s Senior Advisor for Digital Assets Valerie Szczepanik: Stablecoins May Be Securities

Senior advisor for digital assets at the United States Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) Valerie Szczepanik reportedly noted that stablecoins could experience issues under current securities laws. Blockchain-related news website Decrypt reported her comments on March 16.Szczepanik, also known as the Crypto Czar, was appointed to the new position

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63 Percent of Senior Execs Lack Understanding of Blockchain Tech

In a survey of institutional investors by the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC), 63 percent of respondents believe that senior business executives have a poor understanding of blockchain technology. Cointelegraph acquired a copy of the study on Jan. 22.In December and January the market research company PollRight interviewed 71 institutional

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Senior Executive Halts Wall Street Journal’s Own Cryptocurrency

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) created and then destroyed its own cryptocurrency in a bid to “understand” the industry, the publication revealed in a mini documentary Wednesday, October 3.WSJ Coin, which journalist Steven Russolillo hoped would shed light on the emerging crypto economy while providing real use cases for the

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Former Twitch Senior Vice President of Marketing Joins Crypto Startup Kin as CMO

Former Twitch exec Matthew DiPietro has joined crypto startup Kin Ecosystem Foundation as chief marketing officer (CMO), PR Newswire reports September 18.After serving eight years as senior vice president at the popular live streaming platform Twitch, DiPietro will now be responsible for developing marketing and brand strategies for Kin, the

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