Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has hired on former Fannie Mae General Counsel Brian Brooks as their new Chief Legal Officer, according to an announcement published September 19. At Coinbase, Brooks will be responsible for legal, compliance, and government affairs.Prior to Coinbase, Brooks served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel...
Yearn Finance (YFI) developer Andre Cronje has dropped out of public view after reportedly receiving 'death threats' from the decentralized finance (DeFi) community and becoming ‘demoralized’.Cronje said he had received a variety of threats after investors raced into his unfinished and unreleased protocol, Eminence (EMN), which was then...
The Cardano (ADA) ecosystem has a complex governance structure, not dissimilar from the way the U.S. democracy operates, with its built-in checks and balances. There are three main players: the Cardano Foundation, EMURGO and IOHK; according to the Foundation’s incoming CEO Frederik Gregaard, the governance will only get more...
Google Cloud has joined the EOS blockchain community with the intent of becoming a block producer. This would require approval of the EOS community. EOS, which has often been criticized for excessive centralization, has 21 block producers in total. In the company's press release, Google Cloud developer and advocate,...
Frederik Gregaard, the incoming CEO of the Cardano Foundation, shared with Cointelegraph his perspective on fintech's competitive landscape and major technology trends.Discussing competition, Gregaard said that the protocol's biggest opponents do not come from within the blockchain space:“I think the biggest competitor, it's really the largest technology companies today...
Block.one, the developer of blockchain protocol EOS, has published a statement on EOS public blockchain governance in an official Medium post October 1, signed by Block.one’s CEO, Brendan Blumer.In the statement, Blumer states that the company is “aware of some unverified claims regarding irregular block producer voting, and...
In the past 10 days, Initial Coin Offering (ICO) projects have sold three times more Ethereum (ETH) than they did in August, according to research by TrustNodes published September 13.The 160,000 Ethereum tokens sold over the past few days amount to $33 million, according to the price index...
SushiSwap is widely thought to have syphoned liquidity from Uniswap but new data from Flipside Crypto, a cryptocurrency on-chain analytics resource, suggests that the decentralized exchange’s launch mechanism actually benefited Uniswap by bringing new money into its liquidity pools.On Aug. 28, SushiSwap announced that it would launch its...
The decentralized finance (DeFi) bubble continues to deflate, with crypto market data firm Sentiment reporting a 25% crash in the market capitalization of DeFi assets during yesterday alone.In a blog post published Oct. 8, Santiment estimated that daily DeFi token trade volumes have fallen by 30% combined, while...
Europol’s new cybercrime report has found that Bitcoin (BTC) remains the most popular form of crypto for illicit uses, but predicts a rise in the popularity of anonymity-focused altcoins such as Zcash (ZEC) and Monero (XMR). The report, the fifth edition of Europol’s Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment...