A message from Coinbase CEO and Cofounder, Brian Armstrong | by Coinbase | Jun, 2022

By Brian Armstrong, CEO and Cofounder Earlier today, I shared the following note with all Coinbase employees. Team, Today I am making the difficult decision to reduce the size of our team by about 18%, to ensure we stay healthy during this economic downturn. I want to walk you through why I am making this decision below, but first I want to start by taking accountability for how we got here. I am the CEO, and the buck stops with me. Over the past month, I’ve had many conversations with…

SWIFT probably won’t exist in 5 years, says Mastercard CEO

Mastercard CEO Michael Miebach said on Tuesday that he does not expect SWIFT, one of the most widely used platforms for cross-border fiat transactions, to exist in five years’ time.  Miebach was speaking at a panel session on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), as part of the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC)’s Blockchain Central Davos conference, which ran adjacent to the World Economic Forum 2022 in Davos, Switzerland. Kicking off GBBC’s #BlockchainCentral Davos session on CBDCs with @eva_szalay @FT @YuvalRooz @digitalassetcom @Jbrookslassiter @Digital_Dollar_ @MiebachMichael @Mastercard @BIS_org @DBTreat @Accenture pic.twitter.com/C2fvgy0Bij —…

NFT custody is ‘the missing piece’ for mainstream adoption, says Veritic CEO

On day four of the World Economic Forum 2022, presentations on nonfungible tokens (NFTs) have taken place with speakers sharing their takes on NFT use cases and adoption.  At the Blockchain Hub Davos, speakers Veritic CEO Stephan Holzer and Seal Storage Technology CEO Alex Altman spoke on the importance of NFTs, their role in society, and how the community can attract the mainstream into using the technology. In his lecture, Holzer argued that simplifying access to NFTs may push mainstream adoption forward. According to the Veritic CEO, minting in more…

Ripple CEO reveals he visited SEC several times before lawsuit struck

Brad Garlinghouse, the CEO of cross-border payments company Ripple, spoke during a panel discussion Monday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Garlinghouse, who also occupies a role as a member of the company’s board of directors, commented on a wide range of topics, most notably the current status of regulation in the United States versus G20 nations.  Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse. Source: Cointelegraph Emphasising the prudent necessity for regulatory frameworks which serve integral principles of “clarity and certainty”, Garlinghouse stated his belief that: “The overwhelming majority of people working within the…

FTX CEO sees no future in Bitcoin payments, community fires back

Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of crypto exchange FTX, has criticized the efficiency of Bitcoin (BTC) as a payment network, only to meet heavy backlash from the crypto community. During an interview with the Financial Times, Bankman-Fried fueled environmental concerns associated with the Bitcoin network’s mining consensus, proof-of-work (PoW), and claimed it’s not scalable enough to accommodate millions of transactions. He advocated for the use of proof-of-stake mining consensus instead and claimed it is better suited for blockchain payment networks. He said: “Things that you’re doing millions of transactions a second…

Binance CEO CZ to support Terra community but expects more transparency

Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, the CEO of crypto exchange Binance, recently questioned the idea of hard forking the Terra blockchain as a means to revive the once-thriving LUNA and UST ecosystems. Following up on the same, CZ revealed his perspective on the appropriate course of action for falling projects across the crypto community. “This won’t work,” said CZ while dismissing the validators’ idea of a hard forking to TERRA2, which would involve providing a new version of LUNA to all holders based on a snapshot of the holdings before the market…

Web3 Vs. Crypto: Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt Bets Big On Web3 Than Crypto

Eric Schmidt, the former chief executive of Google, recently shared his thoughts on cryptocurrency and Web3. Schmidt states that he has invested “a little bit” of money in cryptocurrencies, but does not specify which ones. However, he believes that the most intriguing aspect of blockchain is not digital assets. It is the Web3’s future. He continues by stating that if he could begin his career as a software developer today, he would concentrate on artificial intelligence algorithms or Web3. Suggested Reading | FTX Crypto Platform And F1 Ethereum NFTs Paired…

Coinbase CEO responds to insider trading allegations with changes for token listings

After some crypto sleuths made allegations of insider trading by individuals potentially connected to Coinbase, CEO Brian Armstrong said the crypto exchange would change some of its token listing practices. In a Thursday blog post, Armstrong did not confirm whether any Coinbase employees had received disciplinary action or been referred for criminal charges in response to allegedly receiving insider information used to profit off certain token listings. According to the CEO, Coinbase planned to change its listing process over the next few quarters “to try and prevent on-chain data giving…

Ex-BitMEX CEO explains how Bitcoin will have hit $1 million by 2030

Bitcoin (BTC) will cost $1 million by 2030, one of the industry’s best-known pundits insists, as countries worldwide shun the euro and United States dollar. In his latest blog post published o April 27, Arthur Hayes, former CEO of crypto derivatives giant BitMEX, doubled down on his sky-high price prediction for Bitcoin and gold. Bitcoin, gold, commodities… just not fiat In light of sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, a giant pivot in both geopolitical and economic policy is coming, Hayes said. As the U.S. and European Union battle to…