SWIFT probably won’t exist in 5 years: Mastercard CEO

Mastercard CEO Michael Miebach said on Tuesday that he does not expect SWIFT, one of the most widely used platforms for cross-border fiat transactions, to exist in five years’ time.  Miebach was speaking at a panel session on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), as part of the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC)’s Blockchain Central Davos conference, which ran adjacent to the World Economic Forum 2022 in Davos, Switzerland. Kicking off GBBC’s #BlockchainCentral Davos session on CBDCs with @eva_szalay @FT @YuvalRooz @digitalassetcom @Jbrookslassiter @Digital_Dollar_ @MiebachMichael @Mastercard @BIS_org @DBTreat @Accenture pic.twitter.com/C2fvgy0Bij —…

SWIFT probably won’t exist in 5 years, says Mastercard CEO

Mastercard CEO Michael Miebach said on Tuesday that he does not expect SWIFT, one of the most widely used platforms for cross-border fiat transactions, to exist in five years’ time.  Miebach was speaking at a panel session on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), as part of the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC)’s Blockchain Central Davos conference, which ran adjacent to the World Economic Forum 2022 in Davos, Switzerland. Kicking off GBBC’s #BlockchainCentral Davos session on CBDCs with @eva_szalay @FT @YuvalRooz @digitalassetcom @Jbrookslassiter @Digital_Dollar_ @MiebachMichael @Mastercard @BIS_org @DBTreat @Accenture pic.twitter.com/C2fvgy0Bij —…

NFT custody is ‘the missing piece’ for mainstream adoption, says Veritic CEO

On day four of the World Economic Forum 2022, presentations on nonfungible tokens (NFTs) have taken place with speakers sharing their takes on NFT use cases and adoption.  At the Blockchain Hub Davos, speakers Veritic CEO Stephan Holzer and Seal Storage Technology CEO Alex Altman spoke on the importance of NFTs, their role in society, and how the community can attract the mainstream into using the technology. In his lecture, Holzer argued that simplifying access to NFTs may push mainstream adoption forward. According to the Veritic CEO, minting in more…

Coinbase introduces crypto to Fortune 500 while FTX CEO featured in TIME 100

In an industry milestone, cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has become the first corporation within the crypto and blockchain space to be featured on the prominent Fortune 500 list. A 68-year-old annual tradition, the Fortune 500 list is synonymous with ranking the leading corporations in the United States by total revenue, as well as other quantifiable metrics such as percentage profit margins, assets and the number of employees, among others. Retail giant Walmart captured the top spot for the tenth consecutive year with $572,754 million in revenue and a growth of 2.4%.…

Serious people to stay in crypto despite market setbacks, says CCI CEO Sheila Warren

During the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2022, Sheila Warren, the CEO of Crypto Council for Innovation (CCI), sat down with Cointelegraph to discuss a range of topics including the state of crypto, decentralized autonomous organizations (DAO) and safety within the metaverse.  Reminiscing on previous WEF events, Warren started off by comparing the past WEF events to this year’s event. The CEO of CCI told Cointelegraph that she finds it amazing to see how projects that were just starting out in WEF events of 2018 and 2019 have now made themselves…

Ripple CEO reveals he visited SEC several times before lawsuit struck

Brad Garlinghouse, the CEO of cross-border payments company Ripple, spoke during a panel discussion Monday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Garlinghouse, who also occupies a role as a member of the company’s board of directors, commented on a wide range of topics, most notably the current status of regulation in the United States versus G20 nations.  Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse. Source: Cointelegraph Emphasising the prudent necessity for regulatory frameworks which serve integral principles of “clarity and certainty”, Garlinghouse stated his belief that: “The overwhelming majority of people working within the…

Musk and Goldman Sachs’ Blankfein Weigh In; Galaxy Digital’s CEO Talks on Terra Collapse — Bitcoin.com News Week in Review – The Weekly Bitcoin News

This week, both Goldman Sachs’ Lloyd Blankfein and Tesla boss Elon Musk weighed in on the issue of an impending recession in the U.S., issuing sobering estimations. In the wake of Terra’s epic implosion, the topic is all the more critical, but LUNA-tattooed Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz still thinks the “crypto revolution is here to stay.” This is the Bitcoin.com News Week in Review. Goldman Sachs’ Blankfein Advises Companies and Consumers to Prepare for US Recession — Says It’s a ‘Very, Very High Risk’ Lloyd Blankfein, a former Goldman…