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Silvergate is becoming a real crypto bank and that should worry legacy banks. 

We first wrote about Silvergate Bank when they announced their pre IPO round by the Witter Family Office (not by the usual VC Funds). The Witter name should ring a bell with finance folks as the money came from Mr. Dean Witter and the firm that bears his name (part of Morgan Stanley since 1997).…
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26 April 2022 0

Like it or not, Crypto is changing everything

At the end of March, Vitalik Buterin in an interview with Time Magazine specifically voiced his concerns about the market’s large amount of Ponzi-scheme Defi and NFT protocols and how they’ve hijacked the Ethereum platform and have driven fees sky high. People’s interest in crypto has skyrocketed among investors and in popular culture, thanks to…
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25 April 2022 0

Are you a bitcoin skeptic or believer?

Over the years, bitcoin has gone from fringe to mainstream. Once the playground for diehard developers, it has become a major topic of conversation for governments, big tech, and banks who are looking to position themselves to make a land grab. Since the dawn of bitcoin, there’s been a power struggle between the old and…
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4 April 2022 0

Buy now, pay later. Better with crypto?

Shoppers have flocked to BNPL (Buy Now Pay Later) over the last couple of years as online shopping has surged amid the pandemic. While the idea is not particularly new, its rise in popularity among financial institutions, merchants, and consumers has been phenomenal. In fact, nearly half of all US consumers have made a purchase…
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28 March 2022 0

Every bank will become a bitcoin bank

For years banks around the world worried that regulating cryptocurrencies would legitimize them and pose a threat to the existing financial system. So they tried to kill bitcoin calling it a fraud, a Ponzi scheme, a vehicle for money launderers and terrorists to fund their activities. While in September 2017, Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan’s CEO, called…
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21 March 2022 0

Forget cash. Pay me in bitcoin

In November, when bitcoin and Ethereum reached all-time highs, famous athletes, politicians, and regular people raced to join in on the excitement by announcing that they would convert a portion of their salaries into cryptocurrency. Their argument was that if you get paid in US dollars, as inflation increases, the value of your paycheck decreases.…
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14 March 2022 0

Blockchain: Opening doors in the energy sector

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26 November 2021 0

XBRL News about sustainability reporting, proxy votes and value chain reengineering

Here are the three most relevant developments in the world of structured reporting we became aware of in the course of last week. 1  Ep. 5: Jason Meyers on Continuous Audit and Real-Time Reporting Jason is currently developing the only known use case of blockchain for the auditing industry with AuditChain, and bringing some much…
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14 October 2021 0

CryptoPunks blasts past $1 billion in lifetime sales as NFT speculation surges

Hello friends, and welcome back to Week in Review! Last week we dove into Bezos’s Blue Origin suing NASA. This week, I’m writing about the unlikely and triumphant resurgence of the NFT market. If you’re reading this on the TechCrunch site, you can get this in your inbox from the newsletter page, and follow my…
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28 August 2021 0

Twitter taps crypto developer to lead ‘bluesky’ decentralized social network effort

Twitter’s ambitious upstart decentralized social media working group “bluesky” took an important step Monday as the social media company appointed a formal project lead who will direct how the protocol develops moving forward. Crypto developer Jay Graber was tapped by Twitter to helm the initiative, which the company hopes will eventually create a decentralized social…
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16 August 2021 0