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Payment processor Stripe is creating a crypto-focused engineering team

Payment processor Stripe is creating a crypto-focused engineering team

advertisement The payment processing firm Stripe is looking for four engineers to form a new crypto-focused team.  Stripe’s head of crypto engineering, Guillaume Poncin, announced the hiring search on Twitter Tuesday. ​​”We’re starting a new crypto team at @Stripe. I’m hiring engineers and designers to build the future of Web3 payments,” wrote Poncin.  The hiring …

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The Biden transition team just added one of the country’s most serious thinkers on the future of payments

The Biden transition team just added one of the country’s most serious thinkers on the future of payments

Quick Take Former CFTC chair Gary Gensler is no crypto enthusiast, but he takes the underlying payments technology very seriously. As an MIT professor, Gensler argued that cryptocurrency has exposed shortcomings in traditional existing payments infrastructure. This feature story is available to subscribers of The Block Daily. You can continue reading this Daily feature on …

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Joe Biden transition team adds former CFTC chair and crypto-focused academic Gary Gensler

Joe Biden transition team adds former CFTC chair and crypto-focused academic Gary Gensler

Gary Gensler, who chaired the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) during the Obama administration, will lead the financial policy transition team for projected U.S. president-elect Joe Biden. CoinDesk confirmed the move today after the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that Biden was expected to bring on Gensler. As CFTC chair, Gensler oversaw substantial reforms …

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Japan’s central bank sets up new team to research digital currencies

Japan’s central bank sets up new team to research digital currencies

The Bank of Japan (BOJ), the country’s central bank, has set up a new dedicated team to further study digital currencies. Reuters reported the news on Sunday, saying that the team is part of the central bank’s payment and settlement systems division. Members of the team are not yet known. The news comes just days …

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South Korea’s central bank forms legal advisory team to research digital currency

South Korea’s central bank forms legal advisory team to research digital currency

The central bank of South Korea has today officially formed a legal advisory group to research digital currency. The six-member group comprises of internal and external legal experts, who will advise the Bank of Korea on legislative and amendment matters concerning central bank digital currency (CBDC) if it were to issue one. To be sure, …

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ETH 2.0 client team Prysmatic Labs is releasing a new test network this weekend

ETH 2.0 client team Prysmatic Labs is releasing a new test network this weekend

Prysmatic Labs, the Ethereum 2.0 client implementation team, is set to launch a new version of its testnet this weekend. The team has previously put out three projects – Ruby, Sapphire, and Diamond – to advance its progress on ETH 2.0 testing.  The latest release, dabbed Topaz, builds on the previous iterations and, for the …

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Ready Layer One: Base Layer Protocols Team Up for Virtual Developer Event

Ready Layer One: Base Layer Protocols Team Up for Virtual Developer Event

Togetherness is the message of Ready Layer One, a conference being planned for early May by the Web3 Foundation, Near, Cosmos, Tezos, Protocol Labs and Polkadot, all entities involved in building new blockchains designed to serve as the primary layer for distributed applications. Other blockchain projects may yet join in. The website describes the virtual …

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