Even After Capital One’s Breach, Don’t Doubt the Cloud—Cyber Saturday

Shortly after news of a data breach at Capital One came out, I received a call from Timothy Eades, chief executive of vArmour, a startup that helps companies manage security across so-called public and private clouds. He sounded exasperated. “Everyone has been deaf, dumb, and blind moving to the cloud. They think it’s safe, convenient, … Read more

In Berlin, A ‘DAO Renaissance’ Begins

“It feels like a DAO renaissance.” That’s how Anastasia Andrianova, founder and CEO of blockchain-based financial protocol Akropolis, described her experience from both the Dappcon and ETHBerlin conferences this week. Hosted as parallel conferences for three days at the Technical University of Berlin, roughly 800 ethereum developers from all over the world gathered to discuss, … Read more

Crypto News From the Spanish-Speaking World: Week in Review

This week was an important one for crypto adoption in the Spanish-speaking world, with reports of a government ministry working on a token in an Argentinian province and a Venezuelan state airline accepting the country’s controversial Petro coin.  Here’s the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph en … Read more

FTC Settles With Promoters of Multi-Level Marketing Crypto Scheme

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), has settled charges it filed last year against four promoters of crypto-denominated multi-level marketing schemes. Following a federal trial in a Florida court, the operators of the fraudulent investment schemes are ordered to pay restitution and have been barred from operating or participating in other such MLM schemes, according to … Read more

Crypto Funds Are Outperforming – You Shouldn’t Be Surprised

Josh Gnaizda is the founder of Crypto Fund Research. The opinions expressed here are the author’s own. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a free weekly newsletter for institutional investors focused on crypto assets. You can sign up here. It’s one of the worst-kept secrets in the alternative investment industry: net of fees, hedge funds struggle … Read more

Ex-Morgan Stanley Exec Joins His Former Colleagues at Shenzhen Crypto Firm

Former Morgan Stanley Asia head of derivatives Jeffrey Wang officially joined Amber Group, a Shenzhen-based cryptocurrency company. As Bloomberg reported on Aug. 23, Wang will operate out of Vancouver as the head of Americas for Amber. According to the article, he previously worked at Morgan Stanley with four out of the five Amber’s founders, and … Read more