Five months after ConsenSys acquired the Quorum blockchain from creator JPMorgan bank, the Brooklyn-based Ethereum development firm has announced a major coup: a partnership with China’s national blockchain project.
ErisX brings ETH futures to America
The crypto derivatives exchange’s physically settled ether futures are the first available to U.S. investors; Binance.US adds OTC desk for large crypto trades
On May 11, TD Ameritrade-backed cryptocurrency derivatives exchange ErisX announced that it now offers physically settled ether futures contracts to both institutional and retail investors.
ConsenSys cut 14% of staff today, blaming the COVID-19 pandemic
Another round of layoffs hit 90 people at Joe Lubin’s Ethereum venture studio, two months after similar cuts related to a reorganization
Two months after ConsenSys cut 14% of staff in a round of layoffs, the axe has struck once again at Joe Lubin’s Brooklyn-based Ethereum venture studio. On April 20, the company announced another 14% reduction in headcount, this time attributed to the coronavirus pandemic downturn. That’s about 90 people. “Like most of its peers, ConsenSys is seeing extraordinary uncertainty in the market, with businesses rebalancing priorities and reevaluating timelines,” a spokesperson told Modern Consensus via email. “In such an environment, we must make changes to conserve resources and ensure our continued ability to support our customers, drive innovation, and serve the broader ecosystem.” Adding that “no particular areas that were…
Clayton tantalizes XRP Army with suggestion of ‘fresh look’ at international payments
With all eyes on Zuck, Fintech Week shows industry’s maturity and diversity
WASHINGTON—Sometimes the best scheduling comes down to luck. Day Three of the four-day conference known as Fintech Week was clearly scheduled to keep attendees in the vicinity through at least Wednesday. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse, and Ethereum co-founder Joe Lubin were all on the scene at the Showroom on 14th St NW. All the better that, by coincidence, the conference locale was just blocks from the high stakes testimony Mark Zuckerberg was delivering at the same time at the Capitol.