The Problem With Crypto Data: A Conversation With Nomics CEO Clay Collins

For several years after bitcoin’s launch, Mt. Gox, a Japan-based exchange that crashed in 2014, was the only place where traders could exchange bitcoin. They have more choices now. The only requirement to create a cryptocurrency exchange is access to sufficient capital and a passable order book. Clay Collins, CEO of Nomics – a company that provides crypto data services to institutions, says eleven exchanges … Continue reading The Problem With Crypto Data: A Conversation With Nomics CEO Clay Collins

BitIRA Saw Increased Customer Count In 2018 But Struggled To Manage Their Expectations

“2018 has been testing,” says Jay Blaskey, digital currency specialist at BitIRA, a firm that enables its users to integrate cryptocurrency trading into their retirement accounts. The crash in cryptocurrency markets affected Blaskey’s firm but not in the usual sense of the word.  During the surge in cryptocurrency prices last year, BitIRA witnessed an influx of customers attracted to the prospect of trading in cryptocurrencies … Continue reading BitIRA Saw Increased Customer Count In 2018 But Struggled To Manage Their Expectations

Galaxy Capital Founder Mike Novogratz Is Still Bullish On Cryptocurrencies

Billionaire Michael Novogratz has bet a third of his fortune in cryptocurrencies. The recent slump in cryptocurrency markets, notwithstanding, he is still bullish on them. In an interview with Bloomberg, Novogratz likened bitcoin to “digital gold”. “That means it’s the only one of the coins out there that gets to be a legal pyramid scheme. Just like gold is,” he explained.  Novogratz’s Galaxy Capital, which … Continue reading Galaxy Capital Founder Mike Novogratz Is Still Bullish On Cryptocurrencies

A Conversation With LGO Markets Founder Hugo Renaudin

Decentralization may have become the guiding trope for crypto enthusiasts but Hugo Renaudin, founder of LGO Markets – a startup with a digital asset management platform, is less than impressed with the concept. “You cannot work in a fully decentralized way,” he says. As an example, he points to the settlement process for a trade. “You are trusting the market (and not the counterparty) in … Continue reading A Conversation With LGO Markets Founder Hugo Renaudin

Education Is Number One Problem For Bitcoin: Rolf Haag From BitPay

“If you are in fintech, you need to be paying attention to this space,” says Rolf Haag, who recently joined BitPay, a bitcoin payments company, as its head of business solutions. Having previously worked at Western Union and PayPal, Haag has extensive experience in fintech and describes his new assignment as “ground zero” for cryptocurrency adoption. “I am seeing how ancient small businesses are indeed … Continue reading Education Is Number One Problem For Bitcoin: Rolf Haag From BitPay