Ripple Scores $15 Billion Valuation — CEO Says Financial Position Is Strongest Ever Despite SEC Lawsuit Over XRP – Altcoins Bitcoin News

Ripple has bought back shares from its Series C funding round, which raised the company’s valuation to $15 billion, according to CEO Brad Garlinghouse. He added that despite the lawsuit by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over the status of XRP cryptocurrency, Ripple had the best year on record. Ripple’s $15 Billion Valuation and ‘Best Year on Record’ Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse announced via Twitter Wednesday that Ripple has bought back its Series C shares at a $15 billion valuation. The CEO described that “Even with 2021’s headwinds,…

YouTube head of gaming Ryan Wyatt to resign and join Polygon Studios as CEO

On Tuesday, Ryan Wyatt, head of gaming at YouTube, announced he would be leaving the video-sharing platform in February. Partly due to his leadership, YouTube Gaming sees over 250 million daily logged users per day with hundreds of billions of watch time each year. Wyatt cited his passion for blockchain and Web3 development in explaining his resignation. He will soon join Polygon Studios as its CEO. Polygon Studios is the gaming and non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, arm of the namesake layer-two Ethereum scaling network. Polygon (MATIC) plans to commit $100 million to…

YouTube CEO hints that NFTs could be added to creator platform

YouTube’s Chief Executive Officer, Susan Wojcicki, addressed YouTube’s priorities for 2022 in a letter published Tuesday on the company blog. Among those priorities included the possibility of adding nonfungible token, or NFT, features for the platform’s video creators. there’s *so much* to in 2022: @SusanWojcicki shares the future of YouTube → https://t.co/uL2WIbLwXK pic.twitter.com/JEW8yzqh7e — YouTube (@YouTube) January 25, 2022 What this could look like is yet to be determined, however. No additional details were provided in Wojcicki’s statement besides the claim that the YouTube team will use developments in the Web3…

YouTube CEO Wojcicki says video site has plans to capitalize on Web3

Susan Wojcicki, CEO, YouTube speaking at #VidCon, July 23, 2015. Harriet Taylor | CNBC YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said on Tuesday that the video site will be expanding in ways that can “help creators capitalize” on new technologies like NFTs.  In her annual letter laying out the Google-owned company’s priorities, Wojcicki wasn’t specific about YouTube’s plans, but she made clear the popular video site will be playing in areas that have been heavily hyped of late. “The past year in the world of crypto, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and even decentralized…

Amex CEO hints at exploring ways to allow credit card holders to redeem points for crypto

American Express credit card holders may one day be able to redeem points for cryptocurrencies, but the company has no immediate plans to issue a crypto-linked credit card. In a Tuesday interview with Yahoo! Finance, Amex chief executive officer Stephen Squeri said credit card holders were “probably not gonna see a Amex crypto-linked card anytime soon” but the company was already involved in using cards for stablecoins, and monitored for central bank digital currency developments from the U.S. government. The CEO said he considered major cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) as…

Orange-pilled by Michael Saylor, NorthmanTrader CEO now a Bitcoin supporter

There is still room for humility and humor amidst a gloomy January for Bitcoin (BTC). A former outspoken Bitcoin critic has flipped bullish on Bitcoin after conversations with Michael Saylor, CEO of Microstrategy. What’s more, Sven Henrich, the CEO of market analysis firm NorthManTrader, made light of his change of heart retweeting a jibe from Twitter account Documenting Bitcoin. Excellent https://t.co/tAIwLWJfKv — Sven Henrich (@NorthmanTrader) January 24, 2022 Despite his previous comments that Bitcoin “fixes nothing”, Henrich has followed the crypto markets for three years. He tweeted regularly about Bitcoin…

AnChain.AI CEO explains crypto hack, Tornado Cash, and emerging Web3 security sector

AnChain.Al Co-Founder & CEO Victor Fang joins Yahoo Finance Live to break down the significance of the crypto.com hack, what this means for the future of the cryptocurrency market, the rise of Tornado Cash, and preventative steps one can take to protect themselves from hacks. Video Transcript [MUSIC PLAYING] BRAD SMITH: Welcome back to “Yahoo Finance Live,” everyone. Crypto hack attack. Bad actors were able to launder $15 million worth of Ethereum from a major crypto exchange using a service called Tornado Cash. And our next guest is here to…

Former Binance US CEO Catherine Coley is still missing, and no one seems to be talking

Around the time Binance.US announced former Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks would be leading the crypto exchange, former CEO Catherine Coley effectively dropped off the face of the digital world. Coley, who had regularly posted updates on Binance.US and her personal life to her Twitter account, has been inactive on the social media platform since April 19. Her job experience on LinkedIn ends with her two years as CEO of Binance.US in June 2021, and her online silence has led at least one news outlet to reach out to…