Ex-UK Chancellor Philip Hammond Joins Crypto Custodian Copper in Advisory Role — CoinDesk

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Green Bay Packers Running Back Aaron Jones Joins Crypto Exchange FTX's Ambassador Team – Bitcoin News

On Tuesday, the crypto firm FTX Trading Ltd, announced that the Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones has joined the company as an FTX Ambassador in a long-term partnership. The collaboration with the NFL player follows the firm’s partnership with seven-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady and his wife Gisele Bündchen. FTX Inks Long-Term Partnership With NFL Running Back Aaron Jones Crypto asset company FTX continues to make deals in the world of professional sports as just last week, FTX partnered with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One team. FTX…

Ukraine joins the comity of crypto-friendly nations with new regulation

The legal status of cryptocurrencies remains a mixed bag of regulatory positions, depending on the jurisdiction being considered. While some countries move toward blanket prohibitions or stringent regulations, others elect to go with a more open approach to crypto. For Ukraine, the latter path appears to be the case, with the government encouraging legalized crypto operations within the country. Ukraine’s seemingly positive stance on cryptocurrencies also stands in stark contrast with neighboring Russia where officials are enacting regulatory roadblocks against the ownership and use of digital currencies. While Ukraine enacts…

BitMEX Joins Binance, Bybit in Removing Korean Language Ahead of Regulatory Deadline

BitMEX joined the ranks of crypto exchanges removing Korean language materials from its site ahead of a regulatory deadline that will likely banish dozens of exchanges from South Korea. “With the introduction of new local regulatory requirements in South Korea on 24 September 2021,” BitMEX will remove all Korean language from its site and trading platform, the exchange said in a Thursday blog post. This is likely the clearest mention of the Sept. 24 deadline among three foreign exchanges that have made similar moves in the past two months. Binance…

Ahead of Direct Listing Coinbase Joins DeFi Alliance to Support Decentralized Financial Startups

Coinbase has already made considerable investments in some of the decentralized financial projects including Dharma.  Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has joined DeFi Alliance, an open association that supports decentralized financial startups. Coinbase has shown interest in the decentralized financial ecosystem ahead of its public listing set for April 14. Coinbase has joined the @defialliance, an open association supporting DeFi startups. We look forward to working together to grow the cryptoeconomy. — Coinbase (@coinbase) April 8, 2021 “Coinbase has been hugely influential in growing the adoption of crypto globally,” DeFi Alliance partner…

Polkadot’s Potential Gathers Momentum as Tether Joins the Ecosystem – Altcoins Bitcoin News

The largest stablecoin by market capitalization will be the first to enter the ecosystem as the Kusama canary network adds support for tether before the eventual deployments to parachains. Tether Inclusion Complements Polkadot’s Efforts to Attract More Defi Applications With cryptocurrency once again on the ascent and the aggregated market capitalization nearing $2 trillion, tether (USDT) is increasingly playing an outsized role in many of the ecosystem’s activities. Since emerging as the stablecoin of choice for many participants and applications alike, Tether’s market capitalization has eclipsed $40 billion, underscoring its…

Litecoin Creator Charlie Lee Joins BTCS as New Independent Director – Press release Bitcoin News

press release PRESS RELEASE. Silver Spring, MD – (Globe Newswire – April 5, 2021) – BTCS Inc. (OTCQB: BTCS) (“BTCS” or the “Company”), a digital asset and blockchain technology focused company, today announced the appointment of Litecoin creator Charlie Lee to its Board of Directors as its newest independent member. “We are honored to welcome Charlie Lee to our board,” stated Charles Allen, Chief Executive Officer of BTCS. “A true innovator and visionary in the blockchain space, his decision to join our board is a strong vote of confidence in…

Former Apple Music exec joins crypto firm Ledger as head of NFT division

Apple Music veteran Parker Todd Brooks is leaving the company to join Ledger, one of the biggest providers of cryptocurrency hardware wallets. According to a Friday announcement, Brooks will now head Ledger’s non-fungible token, or NFT, division as the company expands its support for the storage, display, management and security of NFT pieces. Brooks is joining Ledger after spending the last seven years with Apple Music, helping launch Apple Music and music radio station Beats 1 after Beats Music was acquired by Apple in 2014. Prior to his role at…

Weeknd NFT collection, arm space ads, Takashi Murakami joins revolution

Musician Adel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, is set to release his first NFT via Nifty Gateway on Saturday. He follows in the footsteps of other musicians such as Kings of Leon, Grimes, Rico Nasty, and Ja Rule who recognize the ability of NFTs to put the power (and the dollars) back in the hands of artists. Excited to announce that my first NFT drop is taking place on Saturday at 2:00 pm EST on @niftygateway. The collection will feature new music and limited edition art. I developed the…

Former SEC Chairman Jay Clayton Joins One River Digital Academic and Regulatory Advisory Council

During the three years that Clayton served as the chairman of the SEC, he was working with initiatives that advanced the economy’s growth. The former Chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Jay Clayton has joined crypto investment manager One River Digital Asset Management to take up an adversary role. Clayton’s new role came about three months after he resigned from the SEC. Clayton served as Chair of the SEC from May 2017 to December 2020. Before his new appointment with One River Digital Asset Management, the SEC’s…