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Crypto Exchange ErisX Appoints Three New Execs From Barclay…

Crypto Exchange ErisX Appoints Three New Execs From Barclay…

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Crypto exchange ErisX has appointed three veterans from Barclays, Youtube and the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) to fill executive roles at the company. The development was announced in a press release published Feb. 7.As reported, ErisX is a reboot of traditional futures market Eris Exchange, and is expected to begin support for spot trading in major cryptos. The exchange will support spot trading in Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) and Litecoin (LTC), as well as futures contracts starting in the second half of 2019, pending United States regulators’ approval.The new appointments will see Robert Thrash serving as chief operating officer (COO), Arnold Connell as head of infrastructure and John Denza as ErisX’s business development executive.Thrash — a derivatives executive whose exp
Does Google hate crypto? | Crypto Heroes

Does Google hate crypto? | Crypto Heroes

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Much has been made of Google’s moves against crypto and – for a global tech giant – its relative silence on blockchain. Does Goole hate crypto? Or otherwise, why does it sometimes seem that Google is hostile towards the cryptocurrencies? Let’s find out. In 2018, Google announced a ban on all cryptocurrency related ads and prohibited Chrome extensions that mine cryptocurrencies. Many took those moves as meaning that the company had ulterior motives. Pundits and venture capital investors alike weighed in: “It’s just a little bit too convenient for my taste to see a platform ban an entire ecosystem, or an entire market segment, just because they don’t want to spend the time figuring out who the bad actors are,” David Pakman, partner at the venture capital firm Venrock, tol
How Fringe Industries Like Crypto And Cannabis Are Dealing …

How Fringe Industries Like Crypto And Cannabis Are Dealing …

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably seen the proliferation of crypto and cannabis companies. It feels like a gold rush where only a few companies are building picks and axes. As more of these companies pop up, more compete to gain market share and eventually this leads to more competitive acquisition techniques. Online advertising has been a particularly interesting spectacle since January. Facebook banned all crypto-related advertising at the start of the year, claiming, “This policy is intentionally broad while we work to better detect deceptive and misleading advertising practices,” wrote Rob Leathern, one of Facebook’s ad tech directors. Google and Twitter were a bit slower in their moves to ban crypto ads. They made announcements in June and after Facebook mad
Due Diligence Steps for Crypto Investments

Due Diligence Steps for Crypto Investments

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According to leading cryptocurrency price aggregator, CoinMarketCap, there are more than 1,600 digital currencies available as of this time. In reality, there are probably many more than that in existence, as not all of them will have made their way to the price monitoring site. While many of these cryptocurrencies are attempting to innovate and seek out a niche in the crowded marketplace, others are simply fronts for developers looking to make quick money off gullible investors—still others are outright scams. How does an investor take advantage of the incredible opportunities within the digital currency space while at the same time protect herself against these bad bets? Following the due diligence checklist below is an important part of the process. Survey the Model If you'v
From the Internet to Crypto

From the Internet to Crypto

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Throughout history, the thoughts and perceptions of the masses have been shaped by leaders of politics, industry and entertainment.The greatest minds of our time have often predicted and touted some of the most prolific innovations. Lended the support of these voices, these very innovations have shaped the way the world works.InternetA prime example would be the Internet. The technology revolutionized communication in the 1990s and led to a surge in investments in Internet-based companies.What followed is now known as the dotcom bubble - a rapid rise in equity born out of speculative investing in these dotcom companies eventually led to a stock market crash, with many companies with millions of dollars of market capitalization ending up worthless.However, a lot of companies managed to