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Crypto News Grid

Published on November 20th, 2020 by BTCMedia Click to download audio version As most of you know Brandon Quittem is one of my best Bitcoiner friends - I just love to sit down to talk Bitcoin and see where we end up going. In this on we follow the white rabbit down many rabbit holes. It's a really fun hangout episode, grab yourself a beverage, a smoke, a little meditation, whatever your jam is, to relax and open your mind and join us on this little journey. Views: 1,677 Source
As news leaks out about a possible 2021 launch for Facebook's digital currency Libra, a senior European Central Bank official warns: "What is at stake is nothing short of the future of money". Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency is readying to launch as early as January, the Financial Times reported on Friday, citing three unidentified people involved in the project.The Geneva-based Libra Association that will issue and govern Libra plans to launch a single digital coin backed by the dollar, a significant scaling back from its recently revised plans to to issue a series of stablecoins backed by individual traditional currencies, as...
Hey Geckos!  We hope you’re having fun collecting Candies and redeeming them for awesome rewards. Our most recent collection of NFTs were claimed in the blink of an eye! However, the process to claim and migrate them can be a little tricky so here’s a quick tutorial for you. We will be outlining the steps for you to claim your NFTs as well as the process of migrating them.  To migrate the NFTs, there are actually two methods to do so:  The first is to claim first and migrate later which is ideal for situations where gas prices might be...
Published on November 17th, 2020 by BTCMedia Click to download audio version Within a few years, USDC ballooned from an experiment to a $3 billion dollar phenomenon - but this is just the beginning. CEO and founder of Circle, Jeremy Allaire (@jerallaire) joins us in revealing: His experience taking 2 tech companies public in the 90s How Circle grew USDC in the early days US vs. Asia in the fight for crypto dominance USDC on Ethereum, Algorand and Solana Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice; show host and guest may hold some of the assets discussed....
Spanish bank Banco Sabadell is considering the sale of its troublesome UK unit TSB Bank, following the collapse of merger talks with BBVA. Sabadell says it intends to launch a new strategy that will prioritise is Spanish domestic business after its ended talks with BBVA over an agreed price.A merger between the two banks was on the cards after BBVA sold off its US banking business to PNC earlier this month.Sabadell says it will also analyse "strategic alternatives for creating shareholder value with regard to the Group's international assets, including TSB". Sabadell acquired TSB in 2015, but ran into trouble...
Hello Geckos!  How was your Halloween? This year has been quite a whirlwind with so many things happening around the world. We can barely believe that it is already time for our October monthly report. Nonetheless, we are still excited to share our findings with you!  Bitcoin has had quite a bullish run this month due to a variety of factors such as the U.S elections and large financial institutions implementing steps for adoption. Other than that, we are also seeing signs that the DeFi hype is slowing down. Here are our 4 key crypto-highlights for the month of October: ...
Published on November 19th, 2020 by BTCMedia Click to download audio version In this episode I am talking with Philip Agyei Asare from Ghana. He is the Co-founder and CEO of BTC Ghana and the Blockchain Foundation Africa. Philip hosted the first Bitcoin conference in Ghana in 2014. We are talking about Bitcoin adoption, about the fact that Chinese people in Ghana prefer to send Bitcoin home and why he believes that Africa is the future of bitcoin. "Most people in Ghana use bitcoin as a form of payment." - Philip Agyei Asare Topics Philip's Bitcoin story Why Bitcoin is...
New research from Capco reveals that more than half of 18-34 year olds using Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) have missed a payment and nearly two thirds (62%) say BNPL is making them spend more, potentially increasing their chances of getting into debt. According to the study, which polled over 2000 UK adults, more than ten million people in the UK have purchased products or services through a BNPL scheme over the past year. As more young consumers are enticed by the prospect of buy now, pay later schemes, worries are growing about the debt load accrued by the large...
CoinGecko will be hosting our Virtual Meetup #7 on October 21 @ 10AM EST. Held monthly, CoinGecko Virtual Meetup is our live online community event where we explore different key topics in the crypto sphere and invite industry leaders to share their two satoshis. This month, we will be exploring non-fungible tokens and one of our featured guests is Devin Finzer, founder of OpenSea. OpenSea is the first and largest marketplace for user-owned digital goods, which include collectibles, gaming items, domain names, digital art, and other assets backed by a blockchain.  Read on to get to know Devin better! 1. Can you share with us a bit about yourself? I’m...
Published on November 18th, 2020 by BTCMedia Click to download audio version “Taproot will unlock a new range of possibilities for Bitcoin, improving privacy and expanding smart contract possibilities” The code has been merged, the client is on the way, and it's time for the miners and community to bring this to the next step. Led by the mining pool "Poolin," they and others are reaching out to other major pools to get confirmation on support for the soft fork upgrade, and how they would like to see it activated. With various options, risks, and time horizons, this is the...
The South African Reserve Bank has warned consumers against the use of screen-scraping EFT payments, as bargain hunters flock online for the annual Black Friday shopping spree. An instant EFT is a payment method offered by a third party, in partnership with e-commerce stores, which automates the initiation of payments and associated confirmations by scraping data from a customers' bank account using their online banking access credentialsThe central bank says screen-scraping exposes consumers to unacceptable risks from fraud, data privacy, and breach of contractual agreements.Unlike other markets, South Africa has yet to supplant the use of screen-scraping tools with consumer-authorised...
Hey there Geckos! As the world’s leading independent cryptocurrency data aggregator, CoinGecko has always examined the global cryptocurrency market. However, this time around we decided to point the magnifying glass at our home country, Malaysia, to gauge an understanding of the local market.  There is growing interest in “mata wang kripto” (cryptocurrency) in Malaysia - especially with Bitcoin’s price now nearing its All-Time-High of RM80,244 (US$19,665) and Year-to-Date return of 145% (as of 17th November 2020).  We saw this as a great opportunity to understand the cryptocurrency awareness and usage amongst Malaysians, including their holdings, preferred exchange platforms, and their...
Published on November 17th, 2020 by BTCMedia Click to download audio version Meni Rosenfeld is a mathematician and on the board of the Israeli Bitcoin Association. Meni has been around since 2011 and has contributed his thinking to the bitcoin ecosystem since then. He helped found the Israeli Bitcoin Association and has worked with the government there to make laws more bitcoin friendly. In this one Meni shares stories of his time in early bitcoin, some of his first contributions, his thoughts on UASF and the blocksize debate, and his take on the future bitcoin could bring about in this...
Diving into the ‘Unlocking customer value through ISO 20022’ session on day three of EBAday 2020, Guy Moons, head of enterprise payments solution, FIS, believes that the migration toward ISO is as revolutionary to the economy as going from a black and white television to a smart TV. Moons analogises that yes, while it may be possible to put Netflix onto an old black and white TV, it would cost an extortionate amount of time and money to do so - not that you’d be able to enjoy the high-resolution (data-heavy) images of a recent blockbuster anyway.“When you look at...
Happy Thanksgiving, Geckos! Despite a challenging 2020 there is still much to be thankful for in the crypto space. We’ve seen some bullish runs, institutional adoption of cryptocurrencies, and a boom of interest in DeFi.  What better way to celebrate than to treat yourself to some awesome Black Friday deals. Make sure to read until the end for a sweet surprise! It’s time to upgrade your crypto experience with some deals you just can’t resist. 1. Ledger If you’re looking to increase your security and protection with a hardware wallet, now is the time to invest in one of Ledger’s...
Published on November 17th, 2020 by BTCMedia Click to download audio version On this week’s episode of the Unhashed Podcast: the US government seized $1B Silk Road Bitcoin, Bitcoin SV lost funds due to a foolish multisig bug which makes Colin laugh uncontrollably, crypto lending platform Cred files for bankruptcy with police investigation on-going, Bitmex Research publishes an article on the prevalence of Merge Mining, and Ruben shares his $1M kpop ICO launch party story while the crew reminisces over the best buffet they ever had. Views: 850 Source
The Libra Association continues to staff up, adding industry veteran Saumya Bhavsar as general counsel of its payment subsidiary. Bhavsar brings two decades of experience in financial services, with expertise in legal, regulatory, and compliance work.Most recently, she was global head of regulatory affairs and group head of data protection office at Credit Suisse. She has also had stints at UBS and Euroclear Bank as well as at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, where she was a senior attorney in the enforcement and compliance division.Says Bhavsar: “Along with many in the banking industry, I have been watching...
CoinGecko will be hosting our Virtual Meetup #6 this coming today, September 22 @ 10AM EST. Held monthly, CoinGecko Virtual Meetup is our live online community event where we explore different key topics in the crypto sphere and invite industry leaders to share their two satoshis. This month, we will be exploring the rise of social token and one of our featured guests is Brian Flynn, creator of his own token, $JAMM. To learn more about him, read on! 1. Tell us a bit about yourself. My first job in crypto was a product manager at Dapper Labs. I was fascinated about the potential for crypto...
Published on November 24th, 2020 by BTCMedia Click to download audio version Tom Shaughnessy hosts 3LAU and Cooper Turley who came on the pod to discuss Audius We discussed how Audius is completely reinventing music streaming - granting content creators and the majority of revenue and control over the platform and distribution. Views: 341 Source
Despite being waist-deep in its transition toward ISO 20022, the migration strategies held by financial institutions and schemes are still riddled with complexities. During the virtual panel ‘A guide to ISO 20022’ on day two of EBAday 2020, moderator Sulabh Agarwal, managing director, global payments lead at Accenture canvassed the well-documented challenges of shifting implementation timelines and cost before pushing panellists to delve a little deeper.Volker Heinze, head of business development, Unifits, outlines that while the migration obviously demands an immense amount of work, given his unique position as a software provider he has observed another element at play which...
Happy Thanksgiving, Geckos! Despite a challenging 2020 there is still much to be thankful for in the crypto space. We’ve seen some bullish runs, institutional adoption of cryptocurrencies, and a boom of interest in DeFi.  What better way to celebrate than to treat yourself to some awesome Black Friday deals!  It’s time to upgrade your crypto experience with some deals you just can’t resist. 1. Ledger If you’re looking to increase your security and protection with a hardware wallet, now is the time to invest in one of Ledger’s wallets.  In conjunction with Black Friday, you will get 40% off...
Published on November 24th, 2020 by BTCMedia Click to download audio version dYdX wants to become the largest crypto exchange - period. Can DeFi challenge centralized exchange giants? 2 years since our first conversation, founder Antonio (@AntonioMJuliano) joins us to talk: Why is dYdX focusing on perpetual swaps Uniswap vs. dYdX vs. Synthetix Building on Layer 2 vs. building on other chains Tactics for scaling DeFi users Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice; show host and guest may hold some of the assets discussed. Resources: Borrow and lend crypto at market-beating rates: Nexo.io Explore Radix -...
A unit at Japan's SBI Holdings is offering clients the option to lend it their Bitcoin holdings at a one per cent annual interest rate. Users will be able to deposit between 0.1 BTC and 5.0 BTC with SBI VC Trade for an 84 day period, with no account management or annual membership fees.Although only Bitcoin lending is currently being offered, other cryptocurrencies - including XRP and ETH - are expected to follow. Source
Hello, Geckos! Our Q3 2020 Quarterly Cryptocurrency Report is here! Q3 2020 was the quintessential summer for Decentralized Finance (DeFi). Other than the minor dip in mid-September, we have seen a continuous uptrend in the total crypto market cap since the March crash. Bitcoin’s volatility continues to show a strong correlation with the traditional S&P 500 (SPX) index. In Q3, we also saw several new decentralized exchanges springing up and gaining popularity, fueled by the much-hyped yield farming trend kick-started by Compound in June. Decentralized exchanges continue to grow at a much faster rate than its centralized counterparts and it...
Open Banking’s success will be confirmed when it is longer talked about, according to Dan Globerson, head of open banking at NatWest. Speaking on the ‘How open is Open Banking?’ panel on the first day of EBAday 2020, Globerson states that Open Banking needs to reach a point where it is just accepted as a conventional way of consumers, corporates and banks managing accounts and making payments. “Banking itself is a rather simple activity - it's money going in and money going out,” Globerson says. “If you look at how we’re trying to facilitate this with Open Banking and PSD2,...
Who doesn’t want free rewards? CoinGecko offers our users the opportunity to claim Candies which can then be redeemed for cool rewards including vouchers, gift cards, and CoinGecko products such as our 'How to DeFi'book. It’s easy to claim and redeem Candies and in this article we will show you how to do so! Web 1. Claiming Candies Firstly, you want to make sure you sign in to your account. If you aren’t already a user, it’s time to sign up! Then, just click on the Candy Jar next to your user profile.  Here you can see your jar as...
The UK needs to avoid an overly-standardised approach to Open Finance if it wants to break the dominance of banks and empower consumers, says a report from the Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec). Despite widespread distrust of high-street lenders, Open Banking has so failed to take off, with just over two million registered customers to date.The report - commissioned by bank data specialist Plaid - claims that this is in part because of overly-prescriptive technical standards and anti-competitive security measures.It calls for a more Australian-style, market-led, approach to Open Finance, warning that with the EU committed to having an...
CoinGecko will be hosting our Virtual Meetup #8 on November 25 @ 8AM EST. Held monthly, CoinGecko Virtual Meetup is our live online community event where we explore different key topics in the crypto sphere and invite industry leaders to share their two satoshis. This month, we will be discussing the state of the crypto market and one of our featured guests is Jason Choi, head of research at Spartan Capital. Spartan Capital Securities, LLC is a full-service, integrated financial services firm that provides sound investment guidance for high net worth individuals and institutions. Read on to get to know...
Published on November 23rd, 2020 by BTCMedia Click to download audio version <iframe style="border: none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/16473557/height/360/theme/legacy/thumbnail/yes/direction/backward/"; height="360" width="100%" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen> Due to the decentralised nature of Bitcoin, committing to becoming a full-time core developer comes with challenges. While the Bitcoin network is worth over $200 billion, there is no central development fund to ensure that developers are working full time on the protocol. While there are numerous independent contributors, many developers rely on support from a growing number of companies such as Chaincode Labs, Blockstream, Lightning Labs and a handful of others who fund work on...
Visa has joined forces with Conferma Pay to launch a suite of B2B payment solutions to help improve cashflow for businesses and eliminate manual processes. Visa Commercial Pay will offer businesses a host of card-programme management capabilities, including on-demand virtual card issuance to employees’ mobile devices via an app. The suite also includes Visa Commercial Pay Travel to help businesses centrally manage their business travel spend, such as air and hotel, and Visa Commercial Pay B2B, which helps companies better manage cash flow and capture enhanced data for reconciliation and reporting capabilities. Kevin Phalen, global head, Visa Business Solutions, says:...
CoinGecko will be hosting our Virtual Meetup #8 on November 25 @ 8AM EST. Held monthly, CoinGecko Virtual Meetup is our live online community event where we explore different key topics in the crypto sphere and invite industry leaders to share their two satoshis. This month, we will be discussing the state of the crypto market and one of our featured guests is Sam Bankman-Fried, co-founder and CEO of FTX. FTX is a cryptocurrency exchange built by traders, for traders. The platform offers innovative products including industry-first derivatives, options, volatility products and leveraged tokens.  Read on to get to know...
Click to download audio version 1 in every 10 men will suffer from some form of erectile dysfunction in their lives. There are many causes, from cardiovascular problems and genetic conditions to poor diet, obesity and even psychological issues. Today, Ben from Tantra Punk and Dr. Tiffany Graham of Springs Integrated Health return to the program to talk to Tatiana & Lauren about what causes ED, how to treat it both medically and homeopathically, and what a man's partner can do to encourage him to get help while being understanding and supportive about what many men feel is one of...
Starling Bank has hit a rare neobanking milestone, achieving break even in October and on course to return monthly profits from here onwards. With nearly 1.8 million accounts, £4 billion in deposits and £1.5 billion of lending, Starling generated £9 million of revenue for the month of October 2020, which represents an annualised run rate of £108 million. Anne Bodin, Starling founder and CEO says: "This gave us a positive operating profit of £0.8 million for the month of October 2020, or £10 million on an annualised basis." Revenue at the mobile-only bank is split £5.5 million of net interest...
[embedded content] We've seen a rise in Ethereum-based social tokens this year whereby creators can use the power of blockchain and decentralized finance to own, control and monetize the value of their social interactions across all platforms. To understand this new phenomenon better, we talked to pioneers of social tokens in our Virtual Meetup #6 on September 22, 2020 @ 10AM EST. Held monthly, CoinGecko’s Virtual Meetup is our live online community event where we explore different key topics in the crypto sphere and invite industry leaders to share their two satoshis. In this meetup, we talked to Alex Masmej...
Jeff Bezos's personal VC fund has joined a $30 million Series B funding round for African cross-border payments startup Chipper Cash. Bezos Expeditions joined a round led by Ribbit Capital for Chipper Cash, which was founded in San Francisco in 2018 by Ugandan Ham Serunjogi and Ghanaian Maijid Moujaled. Currently available in seven African countries - Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda - as well as the UK, Chipper Cash is a mobile app that lets people transfer money across borders, fast and cheaply. On its website, the startup claims to have three million users, making 80,000...
Have you ever had one of those days where you just don’t have time to keep up with the market and all you need is to have a real time alert for when a cryptocurrency hits your price target? We understand the frustration which is why we have a price alert feature. This way you’ll never miss your target price again!  In this article, we will show you how to use the price alert function on both the CoinGecko website and mobile app. CoinGecko Web 1. Sign Up! If you don’t already have an account, now is the time to...
Published on November 12th, 2020 by BTCMedia Click to download audio version This time I am talking about Bitcoin in South Africa with Grey Jabesi the founder of Crypto University and the Hardc0re Crypt0 YouTube channel. In the first segment, you will hear a message from Miss Aurra. She is talking about the result of our call for bitcoin donations at St. Anne's school in Harare. The school had to be closed down due to the corona pandemic and a lack of funding. It is positive news. Don't let that hold you back. The school needs permanent funding! Topics: Importance...
Correspondent banking is faced with a paradox: while connections are declining, volumes are growing. Banks must adapt to meet future client demands and deal with the massive changes on the horizon. Financial institutions have invigorated their correspondent banking model over the past few years, partnering with SWIFT and others to develop better end-to-end service levels and faster delays to drive out old inefficiencies. Payments network created by companies like TransferWise and Ripple continue to challenge the status quo. Can they further reduce costs and complications for financial services firms without the reliance on correspondence banks? How will correspondent banks address...
[embedded content] Non-fungible tokens, also referred to as NFTs, are tokens that have unique characteristics. Recently there has been an explosive growth in art pieces that are distributed in the form of NFTs.  We invited John Crain, Devin Finzer, and Marguerite deCourcelle to our Virtual Meetup #7 on Wednesday, October 21 @ 10AM EST to discuss how crypto is playing a role in the art scene.  Held monthly, CoinGecko’s Virtual Meetup is our live online community event where we explore different key topics in the crypto sphere and invite industry leaders to share their two satoshis.  In our discussion, we...
Published on November 20th, 2020 by BTCMedia Click to download audio version Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Red, a community manager at Harvest Finance. Harvest automatically farms the highest yields in DeFi. We chatted reaching $1B in TVL at its height, scaling a community over time, competition between aggregators, the recent hack and more! Show Notes (1:31) – (First Question) Red or Redemption (2:05) – Harvest Finance, an automated Yield Farming platform (5:00) – Harvest’s Backend Walkthrough (6:22) – A road from 0 to 500 million in deposits (12:21) – What makes Harvest so appealing / Harvest’s Target (16:01)...
Whether you work at a bank or at the treasury desk of a large corporate, most of us are working remotely and becoming increasingly dependent on digital processes. This dependence can increase vulnerabilities to cyber attacks. A session all about the cyber threats the sector faces was a highlight on day 2 of Swift's Community Update - Focus on Europe virtual event, which explored how fraudsters perpetrate an attack and attempt to legitimise their ill-gotten gains, as well as how the industry is working together to fight back.Hacking the systemFraudsters targeting financial services are not going away. Despite the technological...

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