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…

Former SEC Head Jay Clayton joins One River’s crypto Council

In a press release, One River Digital Asset Management, and its partner One River Asset Management announced the addition of Jay Clayton to its Academic and Regulatory Advisory Council. Clayton is a former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and is considered a detractor of cryptocurrencies. At least in practice and under his administration (2017-2020), all requests made to approve a Bitcoin-based Exchange Traded Fund were denied on several occasions. Clayton will begin his duties immediately alongside Jon Orszag and Kevin Hasset. Helping to shape a new…

Former SEC Chairman Jay Clayton joins crypto advisory board

Three months after resigning from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, Jay Clayton has joined the advisory board at crypto investment manager One River Asset Management, signaling a changing of the guard for the former securities regulator.  Clayton, along with Kevin Hassett of The Lindsey Group and Jon Orszag of Compass Lexecon, joins One River Asset Management’s newly formed academic and regulatory advisory council, the company announced Monday. Although Clayton’s exact role within the advisory group wasn’t specified, One RIver CEO Eric Peters said his goal was…

Prince Harry Joins Silicon Valley Startup BetterUp as Chief Impact Officer

Prince Harry stated that he would be focusing on four key areas including driving advocacy and awareness for mental fitness. The Duke of Sussex Prince Harry has joined Silicon Valley start-up BetterUp as its chief impact officer. The new role is Prince Harry’s first official role at a private company after he stepped back from Britain’s royal family. Prince Harry Takes Up Job at BetterUp Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have renounced their full-time roles working as members of the British monarch and moved to California. As Prince…

Hut 8 Joins Foundry’s US Mining Pool, Adds Over 14,000 Bitcoin Mining Rigs of Hashpower – Mining Bitcoin News

On Tuesday, the firm Hut 8 Mining Corp., announced that it is joining the Foundry U.S.-based mining pool. The publicly-listed mining company said that it added 14,400 machines to Foundry’s mining operation and it also plans to deploy another 5,000 miners by August. Hut 8 Joins Foundry’s US Pool and Adds 14,400 Bitcoin Mining Rigs With Close to an Exahash of Hashpower The Toronto-based company Hut 8 (TSX: HUT) has revealed the firm is joining the U.S. mining pool invoked by the firm Foundry Digital LLC. Foundry is a wholly-owned…