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Bank CEOs address blockchain in earnings calls

Yahoo Finance’s Alexandra Semenova joins the Live show to discuss how bank CEOs are addressing the growing demand for blockchain. Video Transcript – All right. You may have missed something in the latest crop of earnings from the big banks. That is a major push into the blockchain. Yahoo Finance’s Alexandra Semenova has more on […]

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Blockchain makes inroads in finance according to execs on earnings calls (NASDAQ:WETF)

Blockchain technologies offer financial companies and their customers speed, efficiency, 24/7 execution, and cost savings, several financial firms pointed out in their Q4 earnings calls. WisdomTree Investments (NASDAQ:WETF) Founder and CEO Jonathan Steinberg sees blockchain technology becoming ubiquitous in payments and financial services. “It’s the convergence of blockchain technology with universal smartphone ownership and tokenization […]

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Microsoft calls blockchain domains ‘the next big threat’

“The next big threat” is how Microsoft’s latest annual security report characterizes domain names written into a distributed ledger maintained across a constellation of computers instead of stored in a traditional, centralized registry. Storing domain names on a blockchain can make them difficult to shut down or even trace to their owners. It also leaves […]

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SEC Chair Gary Gensler Calls Blockchain Technology a Global Catalyst for Change

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission head Gary Gensler says he believes the technology underlying cryptocurrencies is beneficial. In a new interview with the Washington Post, Gensler says that blockchain technology, which gained its present-day prominence after the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto created Bitcoin (BTC), is helping to improve payment systems.   “Nakamoto-san’s innovation, not only Bitcoin […]

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