• Modern Consensus 100 Most Influential People in Crypto 2021
    Crypto Power Lists

    The Modern Consensus 100 Most Influential People in Crypto 2021

    The individuals moving, shaking, and shaping cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology right now

    Coming up with a list of the 100 most influential people in crypto and blockchain is hard in any year. But doing it in 2021 is particularly difficult as the industry advanced from moving into the mainstream to actually being in it. And that makes “influence” a moving target.

  • Ripple kills Michael Barr Comptroller Currency
    Regulation,  Ripple

    Ripple advisor’s crypto connections kill appointment as banking regulator

    Former Ripple Advisory Board member Michael Barr was too moderate and pro-crypto for progressives who blocked his nomination as Comptroller of the Currency

    Barr was seen as part of a trio of crypto-friendly financial regulators nominated or under consideration by the administration of President Joe Biden. Former MIT digital asset and blockchain professor Gary Gensler is in the process of being confirmed as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), while DC Fintech Week conference head Chris Brummer is said the be the choice to lead the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

  • JPMorgan bitcoin unsustainable
    Bitcoin

    Bitcoin bull run ‘unsustainable’ unless volatility decreases: JPMorgan

    According to the bank’s strategists Bitcoin’s rise since January ‘appears to have been more influenced by speculative flows’ which could render its price unstable

    A team of JPMorgan strategists led by market strategist Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou said that the Bitcoin network’s market value increased by about $700 billion over the last five months despite an institutional capital inflow of only $11 billion.