Coinsquare exchange adds new board members

Coinsquare, a crypto exchange that has been under the scrutiny of Canadian regulators following allegations of wash trading, said it will be adding two new members to its board of directors. In a Nov. 25 announcement, the exchange said Nicholas Thadaney and Wendy Rudd are joining its board. Thadaney was President of the Toronto Stock Exchange and Rudd is currently a board member for the Canadian Regulatory Technology Association. The new appointments follow a major change in leadership mid-year. In July, CEO Cole Diamond and President Virgile Rostand stepped down…

Coinsquare exchange adds new board members

Coinsquare, a crypto exchange that has been under the scrutiny of Canadian regulators following allegations of wash trading, said it will be adding two new members to its board of directors. In a Nov. 25 announcement, the exchange said Nicholas Thadaney and Wendy Rudd are joining its board. Thadaney was President of the Toronto Stock Exchange and Rudd is currently a board member for the Canadian Regulatory Technology Association. The new appointments follow a major change in leadership mid-year. In July, CEO Cole Diamond and President Virgile Rostand stepped down…

Eight New Members Join Global Open DeFi Alliance Western Arm

The Open DeFi Alliance supported by the Shanghai Science and Technology Committee seen new members with some of the top DeFi protocols forming a consortium that focuses on innovation, risk management, and liquid strategies.  Earlier today, the Open DeFi Alliance announced the launch of the new Western Arm while onboarding eight new members and some of the top DeFi projects in the market. The new members of the DeFi Alliance include some of the notable DeFi projects like BlockScience, Aave, DyDx, Balancer, Outlier Ventures, Ocean Ventures, QuantStamp, and SuperRare. Out…

Bitcoin for Spain’s Congress: BTC Sent to 350 Spanish Parliament Members

Bitcoin has been sent to 350 deputies of the Spanish Congress as part of an educational initiative similar to the “Crypto for Congress” campaign that sent bitcoin to all Members of U.S. Congress. Bitcoin Sent to 350 Spanish Lawmakers All 350 members of Spain’s Congress of Deputies have been sent bitcoin worth a euro each as part of an educational campaign, local newspaper ABC reported Thursday. The Congress of Deputies is the lower house of Spain’s parliament; it has 350 members. The initiative was launched by blockchain education platform Tutellus…

Members of Congress Start Blockchain Education with $50 Dollar Bitcoin Donation

Members of the United States Congress will receive a $50 campaign contribution in Bitcoin today, as part of a new initiative by the Chamber of  Digital Commerce PAC, to educate lawmakers on the potential of blockchain technology. Crypto for Congress is an initiative to provide all 535 Members of Congress with a hands-on experience with cryptocurrencies – starting with a $50 bitcoin donation from the Chamber of Digital Commerce PAC – that will empower them to set up a wallet, receive and send their first cryptocurrency. The initiative was formed…

Crypto for Congress: Bitcoin Sent to All Congress Members’ Campaigns

The Crypto for Congress initiative has launched. All members of Congress will be given bitcoin as campaign contributions to help them learn about cryptocurrency. The initiative is supported by Congressional Blockchain Caucus members, including pro-crypto Representatives Darren Soto and Tom Emmer. Each Congress Member Receiving Bitcoin Contribution The “Crypto for Congress” initiative has launched, the Chamber of Digital Commerce announced Monday. “Today, all members of the United States Congress will receive a campaign contribution in bitcoin” as part of this initiative, the announcement details. There are 535 members of Congress:…

Prepping for an Airdrop: Prominent BCH Community Members Bid Bitcoin ABC Devs Farewell 

On August 18, 2020, the Bitcoin ABC development team announced a “feature freeze,” which will include a new Infrastructure Funding Plan (IFP) and a week later explained it was also initiating a “governance council.” Despite the recent announcements, Bitcoin ABC has lost considerable support and it appears the project will separate from Bitcoin Cash come November 15. During the last few weeks, there’s been a lot of contention among the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community. The controversy really heated up after the Bitcoin ABC development team decided to adopt Jonathan Toomim’s…

Celo Network Reveals Over 20 New Alliance Members

Celo, a stablecoin payments network, has announced the addition of more than 20 new members to its “Alliance for Prosperity” ahead Celos’s mainet launch — which is currently expected for mid-May. The new alliance members have begun working to deliver mobile-friendly decentralized applications (DApps) built on top of Celo. The alliance’s total membership has now tagged 75 just two months after launching. Celo alliance membership grows by 50% The new additions include payment processors, digital asset wallet providers, custody providers, blockchain advocacy groups, privacy coins, stablecoins and teams seeking to…

Crypto Scammers Impersonate Members of Olympic Committee

The ongoing pandemic forced the postponement of the Olympic Games in Tokyo. This has triggered a series of online crypto-related scams, including an email from alleged members of the International Olympic Committee. In these emails, scammers ask unsuspecting victims for donations. As Trend Micro reported on April 30, scammers are asking for crypto donations so that Japanese organizers can recover from the economic impact produced by the postponement of the biggest Olympic sports event in the world. In the fake mail, an alleged member of the Olympic Committee states that…

Polychain Capital-Backed DeFi Alliance Hits 51 Members

After decentralized finance, or DeFi, markets collapsed in late March 2020, a number of industry players joined forces to support emerging fintech. Today, the Ren Alliance, a new DeFi consortium backed by veteran crypto investor, Polychain Capital, has added another batch of new members. The group’s membership has now surpassed 50 companies in total. Launched in early March 2020 by DeFi project Ren, the Ren Alliance has added 14 new members, expanding the network up to 51 firms, the firm announced to Cointelegraph on April 16. The new entrants include…