Biden taps crypto-savvy former CFTC chair for transition team

Less than four days after his official acceptance speech, Joe Biden has already begun assembling a team including the former chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission as part of his transition to the 46th President of the United States. According to a Nov. 10 announcement from the ‘Biden-Harris Transition’, Gary Gensler has volunteered to join President-elect Joe Biden’s team as a financial expert. The former CFTC chair will be the lead tasked with ensuring as smooth a transition as possible with the Federal Reserve and banking and securities regulators.…

Leading Brazilian soccer team to tokenize FIFA player transfer fees

Vasco da Gama, one of the leading teams in Brazilian football, and Mercado Bitcoin, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in Latin America, have announced plans to tokenize the rights of the solidarity mechanism of FIFA. The FIFA Solidarity Mechanism is a part of the FIFA Transfer Regulation, which acts as a selling right for a player and encourages clubs to develop young players. Through this mechanism, up to 5% of the total value of each international transfer of an athlete can be shared with all the clubs that an…

Agriculture giants team up on blockchain platform to track grains in Brazil

The world’s largest grains and oilseeds companies, American giants Bunge and Cargill, have joined together to create the joint venture Covantis, which will use blockchain technology in the agricultural sector in Brazil. The unprecedented project foresees the exchange of information between all members of Covantis, which also includes the participation of other agribusiness giants such as the French Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), the Chinese state-owned company Cofco International and the Dutch multinational Glencore Agriculture. Together the companies that make up Covantis move around 550 million tons of grains and oilseeds…

PARSIQ Team Helps Crypto Hack Victims Recover Stolen Coins

PARSIQ team used their innovative technology to do a “snapshot” of the state of their token holders before the KuCoin hack. As the cryptocurrency industry grows immensely to global scale, the risk factors associated with black hat hackers is glaring at unsuspecting investors on a daily basis. However, thanks to an ingenious technique developed by PARSIQ, the blockchain industry can now guarantee investors full recovery of their crypto balances in case of mass theft by hackers. In the past two weeks, black hat hackers have managed to compromise different crypto…

NFL is ‘Dead’ to Eric Trump, But Cowboys are America’s Team Once Again

Much to the chagrin of fans of the other 31 NFL teams, the Dallas Cowboys are known as ‘America’s Team.’ But since Jerry Jones bought the team in 1989, the team has been more about him than anything else. However, by defying authority and doing what’s right, Jones makes the team less about himself and more worthy of the moniker. President Donald Trump has made disparaging comments about pro sports and athletes protesting during the national anthem before games for years. He has frequently targeted the NBA and NFL, and…

Bitcoin and Litecoin Team up to Shake Porn’s Taboo Image

Pornhub, the ninth most visited website in the world, today announced they would accept Bitcoin and Litecoin as payment options for its premium service. The site became a pioneer in 2018 when it was the first significant adult website to accept cryptocurrency. Since then, Pornhub has gone on to expand its range of crypto payment options. Users can already pay with Verge, Horizen, Tron, Tether, and PumaPay. To further expand our cryptocurrency options for Pornhub Premium, we’re excited to announce that we now accept Bitcoin & Litecoin as payment methods!…

Joe Exotic’s Crack Legal Team Has a Presidential Pardon Plan

Joe Exotic, the embattled star of “Tiger King,” is back in the news. This time, it’s because his team has announced that they’re going forward with a bid for a presidential pardon. Haven’t we had enough of horrible people doing horrible things? Joe Exotic wants a pardon — and he’s serious this time. Though he’s hinted, in the past, at wanting a presidential pardon from none other than Donald Trump — and who better than Trump, really, because terrible people tend to stick together — Exotic’s husband Dillon Passage went…

BTCU Team Attends Ritossa’s Global Investment Summit of Family Offices

On July 28-30, Monaco hosted the 11th Global Family Office Investment Summit under the high patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco. The Ritossa’s Family Office Summit, organized by Sir Anthony, was recognized as the largest of its kind, bringing together investors with wealth over $ 4.5 trillion. The summit was aimed at discussing alternative investments and the impact of family office investments on human well-being. The main topic of the summit was the discussion of alternative sustainable investments that would help preserve capital during volatile market…

Bison Trails Beefs Up Legal Compliance Team With Former Goldman Sachs Exec

Blockchain infrastructure-as-a-service company Bison Trails announced Aug. 4 that it has appointed a general counsel to focus on policy and regulatory issues specific to blockchain infrastructure. Elizabeth Ralston has previously served in a legal capacity at blockchain investment firm BlockTower Capital and as vice president of Goldman Sachs legal division. Blockchain industry increasingly working with regulators As it has matured, the blockchain industry has placed a greater importance on working with regulators to influence policy as it is being created. Bison Trails clearly believes that Ralston is the woman with…