Blockchain 

Blockchain Adoption | Sberbank CEO Anticipates 1-2 More Years

The head of Russia’s Sberbank has set tongues wagging after he emerged bullish about the future of blockchain adoption. CEO Herman Gref is forecasting industrial scale adoption in as little as one or two years. Blockchain Adoption Gref believes the technology is on the cusp of entering the industrial development stage of its evolution. Speaking to journalists this week, he said: “The hype around the technology [blockchain] is now over, and the technology is entering the stage of industrial development. It needs a year or two to be implemented at the…

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Bitcoin 

Bitcoin ETF Approval | Abra CEO Believes It will Happen Soon

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts and bulls have been hopeful that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will grant the first Bitcoin ETF (exchange-traded fund) this year. However, these bulls have been left disappointed recently as the SEC has handed out a handful of rejections and postponements. Bill Barhydt, CEO of Bitcoin payment start-up Abra, told CNBC that it’s because the applications sent in haven’t fit the financial archetype that the SEC is looking for. Abra CEO Speaks Out “I think the issue with the SEC, quite frankly, is that the people…

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