Can Tom Jessop Bring Crypto to Wall Street for Good? – Daniel Chiang

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––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Everyone in cryptocurrency has a story about the time they went down the proverbial rabbit hole. Tom Jessop’s takes place in his kitchen. It was around 2013 or 2014 when Jessop, then a managing director at Goldman Sachs with two decades of Wall Street experience, became enthralled with bitcoin – at the time an…

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Indian Gov’t to Approach Crypto Regulation ‘With Due Caution’

The Indian government is approaching cryptocurrency regulation with caution, tech magazine Quartz reported Dec. 31, quoting Pon Radhakrishnan, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Shipping. The latest episode in India’s increasingly drawn-out path to formalizing its domestic cryptocurrency economy, Radhakrishnan said that the lack of a “globally acceptable solution”…

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The Dusk Network to Host ‘BWRE’ Once Live – Securities.io

An Impressive Raise Blockchain company, RealBlocks, has recently announced the closing of its latest round of funding. This successful raise saw RealBlocks bring in $3.1 million. A variety of companies contributed to this funding.  Most notably, Science Inc., and Morgan Creek Digital. Each of these companies has close ties with the digital securities sector, as…

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Major American Magazine Time Column Reports About Bitcoin’s Liberating Potential

Bitcoin (BTC) has a substantial liberating potential, American mainstream newspaper Time reports on Dec. 28. The aforementioned article claims that “speculation, fraud, and greed in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry have overshadowed the real, liberating potential of Satoshi Nakamoto’s invention.” According to the article’s author, Bitcoin “can be a valuable financial tool as a censorship-resistant…

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Visa to Purchase Ripple Cross-Border Payments Partner Earthport

American payment services giant Visa Inc. is acquiring Ripple partner Earthport Plc, a payment network for cross-border transactions, Reuters U.K. reported Dec. 27. Founded in 1997, London-based Earthport is a financial services firm that offers cross-border payments service to banks and financial institutions. Earthport is a partner of tech company Ripple, where the partnership is…

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Crypto Markets in the Green Following Tough Losses

Friday, Dec. 28 — The top 20 cryptocurrencies are in the green after seeing some tough losses over the last couple of days. Some coins have registered double-digit increases over the last 24 hours, according to Coin360. Market visualization by Coin360 The leading digital currency Bitcoin (BTC) is up over 7 percent on the day,…

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Too Soon for Blockchain Benefits in 2019, Says UPS Executive

Senior executives at United Airlines (UA) and logistics giant UPS think 2019 will not be the year blockchain goes mainstream, the Wall Street Journal reported on Dec. 28. Speaking to the publication, UPS chief engineering and information officer Juan Perez and UA’s executive vice president of technology and chief digital officer Linda Jojo remained level-headed…

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US Defense Dept. Wants to Use Blockchain to Improve Disaster Relief

Blockchain could make its way into disaster relief operations from the United States Department of Defense, the organization revealed in a press release Dec. 21. During a presentation hosted by the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) office in Philadelphia earlier this month, officials reviewed how blockchain technology could help emergencies responses.…

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