Blockchain 

Bakkt Hires PayPal and Google Veteran as Chief Product Officer

Bitcoin futures exchange Bakkt has a new chief product officer. Announced via Medium earlier today, the exchange has added Mike Blandina to its team. Bakkt Hires New CPO In previous years, Blandina has worked at PayPal where he served as head of payments and credit engineering. He has also been director of engineering for Google Wallet. In most recent years, Blandina was chief technology officer and product and engineering at OneMarket. CEO of Bakkt Kelly Loeffler wrote in the blog post: “As our CPO, Mike will lead our efforts to…

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Cryptocurrency 

Coinbase Wallet Now Compatible with Google Drive and iCloud

As of yesterday, users using a Coinbase Wallet can now back up an encrypted version of their private keys to their personal cloud storage account. These accounts include either iCloud or Google Drive. Coinbase released this announcement via its personal blog yesterday. Coinbase Wallet Upgrades 🔐☁️ Introducing Cloud Backup for your private keys on Coinbase Wallet! Backup to your personal iCloud or Google Drive, and explore the open financial system with peace of mind. https://t.co/6uaHT8AZky — Coinbase Wallet (@CoinbaseWallet) February 12, 2019 This new feature is making many within the cryptocurrency…

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Blockchain 

Digital Asset Partners with Google

Announced this morning via a company press release, the New York-based startup Digital Asset partners with Google. This new collaboration seeks to bring blockchain to Google Cloud. The Head of Financial Services at Google Cloud, Leonard Law, commented in the press release: “We are delighted to innovate with Digital Asset in the distributed ledger space. DLT has great potential to benefit customers not just in the financial services industry, but across many industries, and we’re excited to bring these developer tools to Google Cloud.” Digital Asset Partners with Google Google…

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Ethereum 

Ethereum [ETH] | Vitalik Buterin Scouted by Google

Ethereum [ETH] – Ethereum’s [ETH] co-founder, Vitalik Buterin, seems to be a hot commodity in the tech space, as he tweeted two days ago that Google was actively trying to recruit him for a job. Buterin asked his followers if he should ‘drop’ Ethereum and work for Google and then tweeted a poll following the question. Source: Twitter Surprisingly, there was a high volume of people that felt it was a good move for the founder to go to the tech giant. Buterin has since deleted the tweet and poll.…

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Cryptocurrency 

Google Cryptocurrency Ad Ban Lifted

Big news has just been announced regarding the Google cryptocurrency ad ban. CNBC reported this morning that Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is lifting its ban on some cryptocurrency-related advertising and plans to allow regulated cryptocurrency exchanges to buy Google ad space in the US and Japan. This new policy will start October 1st, 2018. Google Cryptocurrency Ad Ban Google announced its plans to restrict cryptocurrency-related ads back in March of this year, but it did not go into effect until June. The company wanted to protect consumers from fraud. Even now, with…

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Ethereum 

Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin is an Ethereum Miner!

At a Blockchain Summit in Morocco on Sunday, July 8, Google’s co-founder Sergey Brin announced that he and his son, much to everyone’s surprise, are Ethereum (ETH) miner’s. Brin is the president of Alphabet, the parent company of Google which he co-founded in 1998. Google has been notably slow to explore blockchain technology but Brin has stated that he personally finds the technology incredible stating “It’s mind-boggling…I see the future as taking these…research-y, out-there ideas and making them real.”  And it seems Ethereum is the coin of choice for the…

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