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February 12, 2021

Pro Humanitech: Smart Contracts & Cultural Property A Virtual Interdisciplinary Hackathon

Wake Forest University in collaboration with the Arts, Antiquities, and Blockchain Consortium is hosting a virtual hackathon track that is structured to be hi

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February 08, 2021 | Financial Times

Tesla/Bitcoin: Asset Exchange

The conglomerate is making a comeback. But instead of combining jet engines with, say, broadcast television, the diversification play comes from cryptocurrency.

February 07, 2021 | Coindesk

Citi Considering Crypto Services Amid Surge in Interest: Report

Trading, custody and financing are all said to be under consideration by the U.S. banking giant.

February 02, 2021 | Cointelegraph

Senator to launch Financial Innovation Caucus to educate lawmakers on crypto

Senator Cynthia Lummis, the first senator in the history of the United States to own Bitcoin, has revealed plans to launch a Financial Innovation Caucus to educate her fellow senators on cryptocurrency and digital assets.

February 02, 2021 | South China Morning Post

Alibaba promises cooperation with antitrust probe, Ant Group rectification plan as quarterly revenue rises 37 per cent

Alibaba Group Holding reported a 37 per cent surge in revenue for the quarter ended December, boosted by its extended Singles’ Day campaign last year, as the e-commerce giant pursues closer cooperation with Chinese authorities in their investigation of its alleged monopolistic practices.

January 25, 2021 | Cointelegraph

ConsenSys partners with China’s Blockchain-based Service Network

ConsenSys has partnered with China’s Blockchain-based Service Network to accelerate the enterprise adoption of Ethereum apps in China.

January 19, 2021 | The FinReg Blog

The Custody of Cryptocurrencies

OCC Opens the Door for Banks to Take Part in the Fintech World

January 11, 2021 | Financial Times

Fintech Stories to Watch in 2021

While many firms will be hoping the new year marks the start of a calmer period after a rollercoaster 2020, beneficiaries of the tumult are trying to consolidate their gains. Here are some of the key fintech stories FT reports will be watching as we head into 2021.

January 04, 2021 | Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Federally Chartered Banks and Thrifts May Participate in Independent Node Verification Networks and Use Stablecoins for Payment Activities

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today published a letter clarifying national banks’ and federal savings associations’ authority to participate in independent node verification networks (INVN) and use stablecoins to conduct payment activities and other bank-permissible functions.

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December 14, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

Industry Experts Enrich Duke FinTech’s First Year

Weekly Friday seminar series inspires, motivates and exposes students to the latest developments in traditional and emerging financial sectors

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