• JAssy replaces Bezos Amazon
    People,  Technology

    Amazon Web Services head Andy Jassy to replace Bezos

    In promoting Andy Jassy to the CEO role, Amazon put the man who brought Amazon Managed Blockchain to life in the driver’s seat

    Under his watch, Amazon Web Services launched Amazon Managed Blockchain, which claims to be the leading cloud provider of blockchain services, supporting all major protocols and hosting 25% of all Ethereum nodes worldwide.

  • Algorand Hex Trust partner custody
    Alt coins,  Technology

    Algorand, Hex Trust partner on bank-focused custody

    The Algorand Foundation also announced its European accelerator program’s new class of 11 start-ups

    The Algorand Foundation has partnered with Hex Trust to provide institutional-grade custody service for its own Algo token and others built on the Algorand ASA platform, which include security tokens, stablecoins including Tether’s USDt and Circle’s USDCoin, and potentially central bank digital currencies.

  • Gene Simmons rocks crypto
    Alt coins,  Bitcoin,  Cryptocurrencies,  People,  XRP

    KISS frontman Gene Simmons rocks crypto, tweeting praise for BTC, XRP

    The legendary rocker recently said his crypto investments have “done very well”

    In a pair of tweets in the wee morning hours of Feb. 1 the KISS frontman tweeted out: "I’m not recommending any of this to anyone. But yes, I bought and/or will own Bitcoin, Etherium, Litecoin and others."

  • Robinhood gamstop defi golden moment
    Cryptocurrencies,  Opinion

    GameStop is DeFi’s golden moment

    When Robinhood shut off its customers in what seemed to be a move to protect its hedge fund masters, the ‘little guy’ focused stock trading app opened the door to crypto’s decentralization

    “This was a shot across the bow for institutional investors everywhere,” said Peter Smith, cofounder and CEO of the decade-old cryptocurrency exchange Blockchain.com. “There’s incredible power in decentralized groups of individuals and the future of finance will be built less like Wall Street and more like the internet: by a decentralized group of individuals.”