Start of the new week is marked with positive news – more brain-drain from traditional financial institutions to crypto and blockchain industry, almost no major FUD news and general liveliness in the markets and communities is palpable.
- Another case of brain-drain, former top Wall Street regulator plunges into blockchain – Gary Gensler was one of the top financial regulators in the Obama administration, the finance chief for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and, before both of those jobs, a partner at Goldman Sachs.
- Former banker expects cryptocurrency market to grow much bigger – Daniel Masters, who previously led JPMorgan’s global energy trading desk, says cryptocurrencies are fueling a financial revolution. Masters is now chairman of digital investment bank Coinshares and chief investment officer at Global Advisors
- Amazon launches blockchain templates – Amazon.com wants to make it easier for developers to create projects based on the blockchain technology underlying bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The company’s cloud computing division launched “AWS Blockchain Templates” on Thursday.
- Iran’s banks banned from dealing with cryptocurrencies – Iran’s central bank has banned the country’s banks from dealing in cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, over money-laundering concerns.
- Binance will use Blockchain Technology to help fuel 1000’s of jobs and boost Uganda’s economy
@binance will partner with @cryptosavannah @AggieKonde @HelenHaiyu to support Uganda's economic transformation and youth employment through blockchain, embracing the 4th industrial revolution. We will do this by creating thousands of jobs and bringing investments to Uganda.
— CZ (@cz_binance) April 22, 2018
- Crypto Ads Ban Is Temporary, According To LinkedIn’s Co-Founder – Eric Ly is a Chinese-American investor and businessman and co-founder of LinkedIn, where for years he also served as founding CTO. He believes that this is a temporary period because like many domains, advertising has an incentive to support as many domains as possible. So when regulatory clears itself up, he believes there will come a time again when advertising of this nature around token sales will be re-permitted on these platforms.
- Revived Tezos Team Predicts Mega-ICO Will Launch In 2018 – after being the largest ICO for a long time, collecting around $232 million, Tezos team finally got back to business. The protocols creators and investors are moving swiftly toward a beta and a formal release of their PoS blockchain.
- Hong Kong and Singapore are the new rulers of blockchain in Asia – SINGAPORE and Hong Kong have become the up-and-coming destination for companies that want to raise funds using blockchain technology, as China’s recent crackdown on digital currencies sends investors to speculate elsewhere.
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