Crypto custody provider BitGo has hired Nick Carmi, former head of forex trading at a number of Wall Street banks.
Carmi became BitGo’s head of financial services, joining the company after working at Tower Research Capital, an asset management firm where he was a global head of the fixed income instruments, currencies, and commodities business. It was there he moved into cryptocurrency trading.
In a press release published earlier today, Europol announced that they have shut down the latest darknet marketplace – Wall Street. The market had over one million users and over five thousand vendors and was ranked the world’s second largest dark web market trading drugs, stolen data, fake IDs and other illicit products you would expect to find on darknet markets.
Major darknet markets come and go in eras, so it seems, and the current one may be ending.
Two of the biggest digital black markets seem to be disappearing, both at the same time. While it is notoriously hard to find reliable information about the status of these highly illegal endeavors, messages on darknet-specific forums like Dread and reports by darknet-focused news sites like Deep Dot Web indicate that digital black markets Dream Market and Wall Street Market have both become unusable.
At press time, the father of crypto has fallen slightly under the $3,600 mark, and bitcoin is now trading for about $3,598.
Gabor Gurbacs is confident that the approval of a bitcoin exchange traded fund (ETF) is inevitable. And he’s optimistic that the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Strategy will be the first to deliver one to the world.
The director of Digital Asset Strategy at VanEck/MVIS, Gurbacs, as of late, has become a leading voice on the space’s ETF pursuit at a time when industry chatter on the topic has never been louder. If you haven’t found him extolling the benefits of a bitcoin ETF on Twitter, you may have come across his interviews on Anthony Pompliano’s podcast and Ran Neu-Ner’s Crypto Trader show for CNBC Africa.
BTC Inc, the parent company of Bitcoin Magazine, is excited to announce the hiring of Andrew Fleming to be the new head of its media division. The addition of Fleming to BTC Inc’s management roster is the latest example of an emerging trend of big-name talent leaving institutions in order to join the crypto and blockchain industry.
Before coming to BTC Inc, Fleming was the Head of Content Platforms at Dow Jones, parent company of the Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, Barron’s and many other leading publications.
Susquehanna International Group, один из крупнейших игроков на рынке Уолл-Стрит, вот уже 2 года поддерживает собственную внебиржевую площадку для купли-продажи биткойнов, сообщает издание The New-York Times.
Goldman Sachs chief executive Lloyd Blankfein is still not comfortable with bitcoin, but he says that he would not prevent the firm from establishing an institutional bitcoin trading desk.
Blankfein made these comments in an interview with CNBC, responding to rumors that Goldman Sachs is considering becoming the first blue-chip Wall Street firm to open a dedicated cryptocurrency trading desk.
CME Group’s announcement that it indents to list regulated bitcoin futures contracts has some skeptics concerned that crypto derivatives will lead to a catastrophic economic event reminiscent of the 2008 financial crisis.
CME Group Announce Bitcoin Futures
Tuesday morning, CME Group — the world’s largest regulated derivatives exchange — announced that it intends to list bitcoin futures contracts by the end of the year.
Earlier today, on October 20, the Bitcoin price achieved a new all-time high at $6,054, for the third time in the past 20 days.
Within the past 24 hours, the price of Bitcoin has surged from $5,600 to $6,054, by over $400 in a single day.
Gary Shilling, a prominent and highly regarded Wall Street financial analyst, recently said in an interview that he doesn’t understand Bitcoin and do not intend to invest in “things that are not transparent.”
While his statement was factually inaccurate, as Bitcoin is the most transparent financial network in existence due to its decentralized blockchain network, it is optimistic to see investors acknowledge their lack of knowledge in Bitcoin, rather than simply calling out Bitcoin as a “bubble” or a “fraud,” as figures such as JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon did in the past.
Broadridge Financial Solutions has completed a blockchain pilot with two French banks aimed at recording the details of bilteral repurchase, or repo, agreements.
The U.S.-based investor services firm worked with Natixis and Societe Generale on the pilot, which Broadridge said had demonstrated a distributed ledger's benefits for this kind of transaction. Specifically, those benefits include less manual intervention, reduced risk, greater transparency and faster processing, Broadridge said.