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118. Libra has to exist!

Simon Taylor back this week to talk about the latest and greatest news in blockchain, Bitcoin and Crypto, and of course he is not alone but joined by some awesome guests:

David Nicol – Head of Digital Assets R3
Isabel Woodford – Fintech Journalist @ Sifted

Together they cover the following stories:

Payments giants abandon Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency (01:24)
David Marcus on Twitter (04:12)
New Libra Fork Will Create Permissionless Stablecoin Free of Corporate control (08:46)
SEC Halts Alleged $1.7bn Unregistered Digital Token Offering (12:44)
SEC not convinced a ‘real’ Bitcoin Market exists, denies Bitwise Bitcoin ETF (19:38)
CFTC Chairman Confirms Ethereum is a Commodity (24:13)
Tether, Bitfinex Sued for creating the “Largest Bubble in History” (28:52)

The Tweet of the Week comes from @lopp about the state of today’s IRS guidance! Why not send us your best tweets? See if you can get a shout out on the show! (35:07)

Check out our brand new documentary 11:YEARS – the Rise of UK Fintech now. Head over to 11years.film to watch for free, and share using #11YEARS.

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Special Guests: David Nicol and Isabel Woodford.
Links:

Payments giants abandon Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency – BBC News
New Libra Fork Will Create Permissionless Stablecoin Free of Corporate Control – CoinDesk
SEC.gov | SEC Halts Alleged $1.7 Billion Unregistered Digital Token Offering
US House Committee Pressuring Zuckerberg to Testify on Libra: Report – CoinDesk
CFTC Chairman Confirms Ether Cryptocurrency Is a Commodity – CoinDesk
Tether, Bitfinex sued for creating the “largest bubble in history” – CoinGeek
Tweet of the week

117. Blocking Libra left and right

Simon Taylor is back in the hosting seat this week and he is joined by Catherine Rutter from R3 to talk about the latest and greatest news in Blockchain, Bitcoin and Crypto including:

Coinbase, Kraken and others develop a system to rate cryptocurrencies on likelihood they are securities (02:22)
Blockchain in banking: An inside look at Four Banks’ early blockchain successes & failures (06:17)
US House Committee Pressuring Zuckerberg to Testify on Libra (12:51)
US Lawmakers Ask FED to Consider Developing ‘National Digital Currency (21:04)
German finance minister Olaf Scholz wants to introduce digital euro (23:20)

The Tweet of the Week comes from @StephendPalley about the EOS settlement! Why not send us your best tweets? See if you can get a shout out on the show! (28:18)

We also bring you an amazing interview with Jason Kelley, General Manager,Blockchain services @ IBM! (29:33)

Check out our brand new documentary 11:YEARS – the Rise of UK Fintech now. Head over to 11years.film to watch for free, and share using #11YEARS.

If you enjoyed the show and, as ever, don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review!

Want to join the conversation on all the topics discussed? Tweet the show at: www.twitter.com/bchaininsider
Special Guest: Catherine Rutter.

116. Blockchain as an excuse

Simon Taylor is back this week to talk about the latest and greatest news in blockchain, Bitcoin and Crypto including:

Block.one agrees to pay $24M penalty for unregistered EOS ICO (01:32)
Swiss Stock Exchange SIX lines up buyers for its Initial Digital Offering (12:05)
Fidelity Digital Assets to Provide Custody for Bitcoin Derivatives Yield Fund (20:53)
SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce says digital assets could one day be ‘the money of the internet’ (27:16)
Barclays, Overstock lead $8m funding for identity startup Evernym (32:10)
LedgerX cries foul; CFTC says there’s no favoritism (35:52)

The Tweet of the Week comes from @davidmarcus about well… libra! Why not send us your best tweets? See if you can get a shout out on the show! (37:44)

We also bring you an amazing interview with Matthew Pollard, Founder and CFO at Archax! (41:33)

Check out our brand new documentary 11:YEARS – the Rise of UK Fintech now. Head over to 11years.film to watch for free, and share using #11YEARS.

If you enjoyed the show and, as ever, don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review!

Want to join the conversation on all the topics discussed? Tweet the show at: www.twitter.com/bchaininsider
Special Guest: Richard Cohen.
Links:

Fireside
Swiss Stock Exchange SIX Lines up Buyers for ‘Initial Digital Offering’ | CoinDesk
Fidelity Digital Assets to Provide Custody for Bitcoin Derivatives Yield Fund – CoinDesk
SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce says digital assets could one day be ‘the money of the internet’ – The Block
Barclays, Overstock lead $8m funding for identity startup Evernym – Ledger Insights
LedgerX cries foul; CFTC says there’s no favoritism – The Block
Richard ⚖️ on Twitter: “Bakkt to life. https://t.co/7T5FROsp7O” / Twitter

Recession Alarm as Global Stocks Plunge

The unexpected fall in the U.S. equities market sent global stocks plunging as major stock indices in China and South Korea fell by 0.9 to 2 percent. The SSE Composite, which represents all stocks listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, fell by 0.92 percent on the day while the Kospi dropped 1.95 percent. Holger Zschaepitz, […]

“Global stocks plunge to 1 month low on US data shock. US manufacturing ISM hits decade low. Bulls hope US-China talks will ease econ woes. Bonds pare gains with US 10y yields at 1.66%. Gold a tad higher at $1477 as Fed fund futures price in 80% chance of Fed cut in Oct. Bitcoin $8.2k”.

Analysts have attributed the overnight drop in the global stock market to the extended recession of the American manufacturing sector that has struggled to rebound due to the lack of progress in the U.S.-China trade talks and the inability of manufacturers to lay off the surplus.

Strategists turn dovish on stocks

Throughout 2019, most major stock markets in Asia, especially China, South Korea, and Japan, have heavily depended on the performance of the U.S. equities market and the sentiment around the trade talks.

However, shocking data from the U.S. manufacturing sector and other key markets are expected to further intensify the downward trajectory of Asian stocks,

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Sony’s Internal Struggle Risks Jeopardizing PlayStation 5 Launch

Yesterday’s announcement that Shawn Layden was leaving Sony Interactive Entertainment, although out of the blue and devoid of context, didn’t raise any immediate red flags as the carefully worded tweet published by the official PlayStation Twitter handle heaped praise on the now ex-chairman of Worldwide Studios. It did lack the pomp one would expect for […]

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Dow Futures Kick Off ‘Explosive October’ With 100 Point Leap

Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) futures jumped almost 100 points on the first day of October. The move kicks off what is historically an “explosive” month for the stock market. October is the most volatile month of the year, playing host to multiple crashes including Black Thursday back in 1929. After a relatively mellow September, […]

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BiKi.com Appoints DigiFinex Ex-General Manager as Business Development Director

1st October, 2019, Singapore, Singapore – Fast growing digital assets trading platform BiKi.com has appointed the former general manager of Digifinex, Dennis Hui, as BiKi’s new Business Development Director.  When queried what prompted his move over to BiKi.com, Dennis Hui answered: “BiKi piqued my interest as it grew so fast, so quickly. The name BiKi […]

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Bitcoin Price Bottom Could Fall Far Beyond $7,700, Warns Trader

Despite the recovery of the bitcoin price by $700 in the past 48 hours, traders like DonAlt expect a deeper correction in the short term. The bitcoin price dropped to the $7,000 region twice in the past week, dipping to as low as $7,688 on September 30. While bitcoin attempted to break above important support […]

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Newsflash: Bitcoin Price Plunges to $7,700 Again on a Bloody Monday Spiral

The bitcoin price (BTC) has dropped by more than 25 percent in the past two weeks as the cryptocurrency market struggled to see a relief rally. When the bitcoin price initially dropped to $7,700 on September 27, it rebounded fairly quickly with strength, surging to $8,400 in merely 48 hours. However, as BTC failed to […]

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How Low Could Bitcoin Price Fall in This Pullback? Analysts Say $6,300

The bitcoin price (BTC) has dropped from $10,050 to $8,000 in the past week by nearly $2,000 against the US dollar, leading traders to anticipate a larger pullback to lower support levels. According to traders and technical analysts like Josh Rager, the bitcoin price could drop to as low as $6,300 in the short term […]

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