Crypto Money Lab

Goldman Sachs Makes First Official Hire to Its Cryptocurrency Department

Multinational investment bank and financial services company Goldman Sachs has hired the first official employee for its cryptocurrency markets unit. Justin Schmidt, a former trader, has been serving as the enterprise’s first head of digital asset markets in the securities division since April 16, 2018. Holding a computer science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of … Read more

Thomson Reuters Survey Finds Increasing Interest in Cryptocurrency Trading

Cryptocurrency trading by financial firms could increase in 2018, according to a new Thomson Reuters survey, with approximately 20 percent indicating they are considering trading cryptocurrency over the next 3–12 months. The survey was conducted among more than 400 clients across all of Thomson Reuters trading solutions, including Eikon and REDI, as well as its … Read more

Promoted: Invictus Blazes New Path to Crypto Investing

As digital asset markets face increased volatility and turbulence, managing a portfolio of cryptocurrencies can be an overwhelming endeavor, even for the savviest of investors. Ill-equipped with the time, energy and knowledge needed to successfully navigate today’s sea of new investment opportunities, this investor group can find themselves exposed to extreme vulnerabilities and traps in … Read more

Tiny San Marino Has Big Plans to Become a Top Blockchain Hub

The Republic of San Marino, a tiny microstate entirely surrounded by Italy, unveiled ambitious plans to become one of the world’s leading blockchain hubs. San Marino Innovation, the Republic’s innovation arm, has confirmed the creation of a joint venture with Estonian-based blockchain technology developer Polybius. With the partnership, San Marino wants to develop the infrastructure, … Read more

WikiLeaks Store Loses Coinbase Support, Still Processing Sales

WikiLeaks has had to find alternative solutions for its online shop. On April 20, 2018, the whistle-blowing document depository revealed in a tweet that Coinbase has shut down the WikiLeaks’ online store account. Even with  Coinbase out as a payment processor, WikiLeaks’ online shop is still able to use  CoinPayments.net for cryptocurrency payments, accepting both bitcoin … Read more

Promoted: ShoCard’s Use Cases Bring Blockchain Solutions Where They’re Most Needed

Some blockchain applications are solutions looking for problems, but there are other issues that are just begging for help from decentralized technology. Managing and authenticating identity is one of the latter. Traditional authentication processes in many industries use easily guessable identity questions, forgeable documents and unwieldy manual checks. As such, they are ripe for disruption. … Read more