Visa, Goldman Sachs and Mick Mulvaney join leading blockchain trade association

On Wednesday, the Chamber of Digital Commerce announced the addition of Visa, Goldman Sachs and Six Digital Exchange (SDX) to its executive committee. Mick Mulvaney, a former White House Chief of Staff and a co-founder of the Congressional Blockchain Caucus will also be joining the chamber’s board of advisors. Mulvaney left the White House in March. On the board, he will be joining a number of figures familiar to Cointelegraph’s readers, including Don Tapscott of the Blockchain Research Institute and former CFTC Chairman Chris Giancarlo, who is now with the…

Blockchain Capital Joins the Libra Association as Newest Governing Member

The Libra Association has announced Venture capital firm Blockchain capital as its newest member. Blockchain Capital is a San-Francisco-based investment firm with deep expertise and reach in the blockchain sector. The company was founded in 2013, and since then, it has become one of the leading venture capital firms in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space. The firm has invested in more than 80 industry companies, including Bison Trails, Kraken, Ripple, Coinbase, and Anchorage. Blockchain Capital To Assist in Building More Integrated Payment System According to the announcement, Blockchain Capital, together…

Hong Kong’s BTC association pushes ‘Bitcoin Tram’ ad campaign

The Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong, a major local alliance promoting crypto awareness and education, is launching the “Bitcoin Tram” ad campaign in Hong Kong; one of the world’s main global financial centres. According to a Sept. 11 announcement, the new ad campaign composes three double-decker trams fully covered with Bitcoin logos and ads alongside 20 similarly-designed billboards across the city. Hong Kong’s Bitcoin Association said in the announcement that the “educational campaign” was initiated by the Hong Kong Bitcoin community and is coordinated by the association. The campaign is…

Binance joins ‘Blockchain for Europe’ association

Blockchain for Europe, a major European association advocating for the balanced regulation of the blockchain industry, has welcomed the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange. Binance, the biggest exchange by daily trading volume globally, has joined Blockchain for Europe, the association announced on Sept. 3. By entering the group, Binance follows major industry companies like XRP-related firm Ripple, EOS developer Block.one, Fetch.ai, and Blockseed Ventures. Alongside welcoming a new member in the association, Blockchain for Europe appointed Binance’s head of operations in the United Kingdom, Teana Baker-Taylor, as a new chairman of…

Swiss Stablecoin Association Hopes to Break the Ice

The recent formation of the World Stablecoin Association in Switzerland was done with the goal of creating a united front for the sector to tackle regulatory concerns and drive collaboration. Stablecoins are becoming an increasingly important, widely used medium of exchange in the cryptocurrency community, with industry leaders such as Tether (USDT) and USD Coin (USDC) enjoying immense success in 2020.  Tether hit a milestone toward the end of July, surpassing $10 billion in market capitalization as fiat currency continues to be converted into the stablecoin. Meanwhile, USDC celebrated breaking…

Huobi Joins Japan STO Association Along With MUFG And 10 Other Players

Huobi’s Japanese branch has joined the Japan Security Token Offering Association, or JSTOA, as a “supporting member” along with Zaif, FXCoin, and 8 other local crypto players, according to the announcement published earlier today.  “A full member must be a securities firm holding a Finance 1 licence,” Huobi Japan CEO Haiteng Chen clarified in a comment to Cointelegraph. “We don’t obtain this licence and thus cannot apply for a full membership.” Huobi Japan aims to streamline “the transaction of security tokens” through this self-regulatory body.  The JSTOA was launched in…

Japanese Otaku Coin Association Welcomes New Leadership

Formed to connect fans of Japanese animation, the Otaku Coin Association has announced leading figures from the anime and the blockchain industry will join its leadership team. According to a July 27 article in Japanese news outlet AdverTimes, executives from Dentsu Japanimation Studio and the Hakuhodo Blockchain Initiative will be joining the Otaku Coin Association (OCA) as new directors. The OCA appointed Makashi Muto from Dentsu and Yusuke Ito of Hakuhodo to its team. The association started distributing 6 million tokens among 15,000 participants for free in September 2018. However,…

VirgoX and Global Digital Assets Launch World Stablecoin Association in Switzerland

Place/Date: Geneva, Switzerland – July 23rd, 2020 at 5:30 pm UTC · 4 min read Contact: WSA, Source: World Stablecoin Association VirgoX, a leading digital asset exchange, and Global Digital Assets (GDA Capital), a leading blockchain capital markets firm, announced the launch of the World Stablecoin Association  (WSA), an independent, not for profit organization that is structured and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland with a mission to unite business leaders, enterprises, community buildings and regulators in the stablecoin industry internationally. The World Stablecoin Association membership currently consists of the two founding…

World Stablecoin Association Launches in Switzerland

Amid the massive growth of stablecoins in 2020, the cryptocurrency community is setting up an international stablecoin organization in Switzerland. Called the World Stablecoin Association, or WSA, the Geneva-headquartered organization is to be launched by cryptocurrency exchange VirgoX and blockchain capital markets firm Global Digital Assets, or GDA Capital. The WSA announced this new to Cointelegraph on July 23. Adding key stablecoin projects Adam Cai, CEO of VirgoX, outlined that the ultimate goal of the initiative is to build a true, unbiased global association composed of all major stablecoin projects. …