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Who’s Left, Joined and Almost Joined Coinbase Since Its $300 Million Raise

Who’s Left, Joined and Almost Joined Coinbase Since Its $300 Million Raise Crypto exchange startup Coinbase is a hot place to work – and undoubtedly a coveted resume destination for technologists looking to advance their careers in Silicon Valley. One of the cryptocurrency industry’s few unicorns – or companies with …

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Former Apple Exec Joins Civic’s Decentralized Identity Platform

Former Apple Exec Joins Civic’s Decentralized Identity Platform Blockchain startup Civic has hired Apple veteran Phillip Shoemaker as executive director of Identity.com. Shoemaker will be responsible for growth and development of the decentralized identity platform, the firm announced Thursday. “Phillip’s knowledge of blockchain and expertise building internal infrastructure will guide …

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Chinese Crypto Billionaire to Help Lead Hong-Kong-Listed Blockchain Firm

Chinese Crypto Billionaire to Help Lead Hong-Kong-Listed Blockchain Firm Veteran Chinese crypto investor Li Xiaolai has joined a blockchain firm listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange as an executive director and co-CEO, effective Dec. 3. The company, Blockchain firm Grandshores Technology Group, announced Monday that Li will now oversee various …

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Cboe’s Head of Equity Options Just Joined a Blockchain Startup

Cboe’s Head of Equity Options Just Joined a Blockchain Startup Blockchain startup AlphaPoint has hired a senior executive from Cboe Global Markets, the parent of the Chicago Board of Exchange. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, Kapil Rathi joined AlphaPoint as global head of trading markets,  a newly created position, and will …

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Ripple Hires Former Google Exec as VP of Products

Ripple Hires Former Google Exec as VP of Products Blockchain payments startup Ripple Labs has hired former Google executive Amir Sarhangi as its vice president of products. According to his LinkedIn profile, Sarhangi joined Ripple this month after departing his role leading Google’s director of messaging product management and partnerships – …

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Fidelity’s Blockchain R&D Lead Just Went Full Crypto

Fidelity’s Blockchain R&D Lead Just Went Full Crypto Hadley Stern, the executive who led Fidelity Investments’ blockchain research and development for the last three years, is joining a well-known startup in the field. Announced today, Stern has been named the first-ever chief operating officer at blockchain software startup Bloq. Stern …

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PBoC’s Digital Currency Chief Departs to Lead Securities Clearing House

PBoC’s Digital Currency Chief Departs to Lead Securities Clearing House The former architect of China’s central bank digital currency (CBDC) initiative has left the position to head the country’s central securities clearing house. Yao Qian, who founded the Digital Currency Research Lab at the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) last …

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Wallet Provider Blockchain Hires Bank Exec for Global Regulatory Push

Wallet Provider Blockchain Hires Bank Exec for Global Regulatory Push Crypto wallet provider Blockchain has hired a former bank executive to augment its legal team. Ben Melnicki, formerly Noble Bank’s chief compliance officer, has taken on the position of global regulatory counsel at the Luxembourg-based firm, Blockchain announced Thursday. In …

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