• Figure Technologies bank charter
    Technology

    Another crypto bank? Blockchain lender Figure Technologies applies for a bank charter

    The firm believes that a bank charter will allow it to simplify its compliance efforts and help it serve more customers

    According to a Nov. 6 announcement, Figure Technologies applied for a national bank charter from the Office of the United States Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). The firm said in its announcement that the national bank charter would allow it to offer the same set of products and services throughout the U.S. Furthermore, its compliance efforts mean it would have to keep the requirements of only one regulator in mind, reducing costs and risks.

  • Avanti unveils advisors
    Cryptocurrencies,  People

    ‘A new type of bank’: Avanti Financial Group moves forward

    With a trio of influential advisors and an oversubscribed angel funding round, the Wyoming-based financial group is vowing ‘to serve the digital asset industry by offering solutions that can only be provided in the U.S. by a regulated bank’

    Wall Street veteran turned Wyoming Blockchain Coalition co-founder Caitlin Long’s fledgling digital asset-focused bank has enlisted a veteran cryptographer, and experienced regulator and Fidelity Digital Assets’ lead blockchain architect.

  • The Case against Craig Wright as Satoshi Nakamoto
    Bitcoin,  Commentary,  People

    The Case against Craig Wright, Part I (2009-2011)

    A #Faketoshi hobbyist walks us through the details behind accusations that Craig Wright lied and forged proofs that he is Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto

    The problem is that people who claim Craig Wright is a fraud are mostly disorganized. So today we are just going to put it all out on the table. For that we look to Arthur van Pelt, a Dutch "bitcoin entrepreneur" who spends his free time digging for information that will debunk Wright's claim to be Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto.