• Crypto must-reads
    Cryptocurrencies,  Politics

    Crypto Must-Reads for June 30, 2020

    These are the crypto stories you should be following today: Senate told lead or follow on digital dollar; alt-coin market manipulation still strong; BoA says crypto equals cash; U.S. soccer stars tokenized

    Digital Dollar Project head Christopher Giancarlo tells the Senate that the U.S. must lead or follow on central bank digital currencies; crypto volume pumper’s manipulation business is still going strong; Bank of America okays crypto purchases with credit cards, but calls them cash advances; all U.S. Soccer players have been tokenized on a blockchain

  • U.S. Court House and Post Office, 312 N. Spring St. Downtown Los Angeles
    Tether

    Bitfinex, Tether parent seeking court help with seized $880 million

    The company that owns cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex wants a California federal court’s assistance in retrieving money taken by the U.S., U.K., Poland, and Portugal

    The parent of cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex and stablecoin-issuer Tether has asked a federal court to help it get back $880 million lost to an alleged con man.

  • A useful map of Southeast Asia, in case one were to get lost (via Shutterstock).
    Asia & Australia

    Central banks across Southeast Asia are embracing blockchain

    Serving the unbanked and leapfrogging inefficient interbank and international settlement systems are a major focus

    Financial authorities across Southeast Asia are embracing blockchain technology and digital currencies as a way of helping the poor get better access to banking services that can help lift them out of poverty, as well as speeding and improving interbank payments and cross-border settlements.

  • Igor Pejic, author of "Blockchain Babel" (publicity photo).
    Technology

    In ‘Blockchain Babel,’ a warning for banks and FinTechs

    Igor Pejic’s new books sees blockchain bringing misunderstanding, opportunities, and looming threats to the financial sector

    If there’s one theory at the heart of Igor Pejic’s new book, “Blockchain Babel: The Crypto Craze and the Challenge to Business,” it is that when it comes to using blockchain technology to remake the banking business, neither the financial institutions looking to maintain their dominance nor the FinTech firms trying to topple them understand each other, or how much they need each other.

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