Ex-CFTC Chair Giancarlo to Push for Digital Dollar in New Role at White-Shoe Law Firm

Christopher Giancarlo has joined law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher as its new senior counsel, where the former CFTC chief intends to continue advocating for a digital dollar and other policies......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskDec 3rd, 2019

MARKETS DAILY: China Picking Winners While Traders Wonder

This time we're talking winners and losers in China's increasingly top-down crypto industry, the implications behind former CFTC chairman Giancarlo's just-announced move to white-shoe law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher, and more......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskDec 4th, 2019

Ex-CFTC Chair ‘Crypto Dad’ Giancarlo Joins Digital Chamber Trade Group

Former CFTC chairman Christopher Giancarlo has joined the advisory board of the Chamber of Digital Commerce......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskSep 17th, 2019

Trump Administration Popped 2017 Bitcoin Bubble, Ex-CFTC Chair Says

"We saw a bubble building and we thought the best way to address it was to allow the market to interact with it," said Christopher Giancarlo......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskOct 22nd, 2019

Fearing USD Decline, Ex-CFTC Heads Propose a Blockchain-Based Digital Dollar

Two former ranking members of the CFTC offered up a plan for a government-sanctioned, blockchain-based digital dollar......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskOct 16th, 2019

Exclusive: Fintech firm Revolut to hire 3500 staff in global push with Visa

British-based digital banking app Revolut is set to hire around 3500 staff as it expands into 24 new markets thanks to a new global deal with payments giant Visa Inc, the two companies said on Monday......»»

Category: topSource: reutersSep 30th, 2019

LedgerX Claims ‘Personal Animus’ Drove Ex-CFTC Chair to Stall Approvals

LedgerX claims former CFTC Chairman Christopher Giancarlo threatened the company for personal reasons, two letters obtained by CoinDesk reveal......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskSep 28th, 2019

As Trump prepares big push on homelessness, White House floats new role for police

Administration officials have been planning a crackdown on homelessness in California......»»

Category: topSource: washpostSep 16th, 2019

Digital Reasoning CEO takes same role at publicly traded company

Following an exodus of top executives, Digital Reasoning's former CEO has accepted a new position with a publicly traded tech firm in the Washington D.C., market. Brett Jackson took over the CEO role at Virginia-based cybersecurity firm Cyren Ltd. in Ma.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 21st, 2019

Facebook Introduces New "Libra" Digital Currency With Landmark White Paper

After weeks of anticipation, the day has finally arrived: In a dramatic push into uncharted waters for the social media behemoth that saw Mark Zuckerberg make overtures to his former arch-ne.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJun 18th, 2019

UBS loses role in bond deal for Chinese firm on outcry over pig comment

UBS has lost a lead role on a U.S. dollar bond deal for state-backed China Railway Construction Corp, just days after a Chinese outcry over a senior UBS economist's use of "pig" in connection with Chinese food price inflation......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJun 17th, 2019

Citi launches co-branded credit cards with SE Asia"s Grab in push for more customers

Citigroup has teamed up with Singapore-based ride-hailing firm Grab to launch co-branded credit cards, as it looks to boost its Asian customer base by about 13% via partnerships with digital firms, a senior Citi executive said......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJun 11th, 2019

US Senate Confirms New CFTC Chair to Succeed ‘Crypto Dad’ Giancarlo

Giancarlo said the agency is in “safe hands.”.....»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskJun 6th, 2019

CFTC Chair: ‘Explosion of Interest’ in Crypto May Spawn New Clearinghouses

CFTC Chairman Giancarlo expects new firms to apply to become federally-regulated clearinghouses so they can offer crypto futures......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskMay 1st, 2019

Justice Department staffers push for Goldman guilty plea

US Justice Department staffers have recommended that a settlement with Goldman Sachs over its role in the multibillion-dollar 1MDB corruption scandal should include a guilty plea at the parent company level, according to people familiar with the matter......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 24th, 2019

CFTC Chair Giancarlo Hints at What’s Holding Back Bakkt’s Bitcoin Futures

Speaking generally about crypto regulation, the CFTC’s chairman offered clues about the delay at bitcoin futures exchange Bakkt......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskApr 22nd, 2019

Yellowhammer founder, White House staffer Cliff Sims joins Bham agency

Cliff Sims, who founded Yellowhammer Multimedia before taking a role on President Donald Trump’s campaign and serving as a senior aide in the White House, has taken a leadership role at a Birmingham digital marketing agency. Sims has been named p.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 8th, 2019

Road to Consensus with CFTC Chair Giancarlo – Regulating the Blockchain

CoinDesk's Nolan Bauerle goes one-on-one with the man whose regulatory oversight extends to the commodities and futures markets – including cryptocurrency......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskApr 4th, 2019

Cryptocurrency Firm Circle Raises $110 Million to Launch Dollar-Backed Token

A Beijing-based maker of hardware for cryptocurrency mining has led a $110 million funding round for a Boston-based digital currency company......»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstMay 16th, 2018

Mellody Hobson Will Become Starbucks Vice Chair After Howard Schultz Departure

Hobson has served on Starbucks's board of directors since 2005. Mellody Hobson, president of Chicago-based investment firm Ariel Investments, will be moving into a role as .....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJun 5th, 2018

CFTC Chair Giancarlo Says Institutional Investors Will Help Crypto "Mature"

CFTC Chair Christopher Giancarlo said the cryptocurrency market will mature as institutional investors enter the space......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskOct 12th, 2018