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Here's how one of NYSE's largest market makers is breaking into DeFi

On this episode of The Scoop, founder Ari Rubenstein and founder & CEO Ryan Sheftel joined host Frank Chaparro to discuss the launch of their new crypto firm, called Radkl. Radkl, which was born out of trading firm and New York Stock Exchange market maker GTS, is a new digital asset trading business. GTS currently […]
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Oct 20, 2021, 2:23PM UTC

Atari wants to be a real estate whale in the Metaverse

“For us it’s almost like having a store on 5th avenue”. Atari is gearing up to celebrate its 50th anniversary, and appropriately enough the company is kicking off its half-century birthday not in the physical world, but in the metaverse. Specifically, it is hoping to capitalize off of the “land” it owns in virtual worlds […]
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Oct 18, 2021, 7:38PM UTC

Sygnum bank exec explains how Swiss wealth channels are opening up to crypto

  Sygnum is one of the few cryptocurrency banks operating in Europe.   On this episode of The Scoop, Mathias Imbach Co-Founder and Group CEO of Sygnum joined host Frank Chaparro to discuss the country’s crypto ecosystem and how large wealth channels are opening up to bitcoin and other digital assets. “Nowadays, the conversation goes […]
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Oct 13, 2021, 10:00AM UTC

Portfolio Director of $5 billion fund Pantera Capital believes DeFi market is undervalued

  “We are heavily moving into DeFi.”  Pantera Capital, the longest operating US-based bitcoin investment firm, now manages $5 billion worth of assets. But when it comes to decentralized finance, Pantera’s Franklin Bi still sees the space as undervalued. “As long as we’re still looking at the fundamentals and drawing out what the multiples are […]
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Oct 6, 2021, 10:00AM UTC

Okcoin is launching SATs mode as part of wider retail push

  Okcoin, which was founded in 2013, is doing something different in a crowded field of crypto exchanges: it’s going to allow clients to denominate trades in bitcoin in units of satoshi, rather than BTC.  On this episode of The Scoop, Okcoin CEO Hong Fang joined host Frank Chaparro for a discussion on Okcoin’s rapid […]
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Sep 27, 2021, 5:27PM UTC
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