Investor Arianna Simpson to join a16z's crypto team

Cryptocurrency investor Arianna Simpson is joining Andreessen Horowitz as a deal partner.  The founder and managing director of crypto hedge fund Autonomous Partners announced the news Friday on Twitter. She said she has “admired the brand and platform that a16z has built from afar.” 1/ I have some news! I’m thrilled to announce I’ll be […]
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Jan 31, 2020, 9:48PM UTC

Blythe Masters, former Digital Asset CEO, joins investment firm Motive Partners

Wall Street veteran and former CEO of blockchain startup Digital Asset, Blythe Masters, has joined investment firm Motive Partners following its $473 million private equity fund.  Masters previously worked for JP Morgan as its head of global commodities for almost three decades. In 2015, she became the CEO of Digital Asset, creator of the open-source […]
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Dec 18, 2019, 10:39PM UTC

Starling Bank co-founder Julian Sawyer joins Gemini as Managing Director of the UK and Europe

Cryptocurrency exchange and custodian Gemini has appointed Julian Sawyer from Starling Bank as Managing Director overseeing the company’s operations in the United Kingdom and Europe.   Sawyer is the co-founder and former chief operating officer of one of the UK’s largest mobile banks Starling Bank. According to Gemini’s press release, Sawyer played a crucial role […]
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Dec 4, 2019, 4:36PM UTC

Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler to become U.S. Senator in Georgia

Kelly Loeffler, CEO of Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) backed crypto derivatives market Bakkt, was named U.S. Senator representing Georgia, making her the second woman in the state’s history to hold the position, CNN reported. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) on Wednesday picked Loeffler for the seat currently occupied by U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R), who will […]
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Dec 4, 2019, 4:20PM UTC

Pro-crypto congressional candidate says number of elected officials with STEM background is paltry

Agatha Bacelar is running against establishment candidate and leader of the Democratic Party U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi in San Francisco’s congressional primary race. Bacelar told The Scoop that this is a time for unprecedented change from all corners, including the crypto space. Listen on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher.   Bacelar said social justice […]
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Oct 31, 2019, 10:00PM UTC