Category: consensus

Brian Armstrong: Coinbase Custody Has $1 Billion of Crypto Under Management

During an on-stage discussion at Consensus, Brian Armstrong, CEO of major United States cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, said that its custody service has already received $1 billion in crypto under management. Coindesk reported on Armstrong’s comments on Wednesday, May 15. Panel moderator and Wall Street Journal reporter Paul Vigna asked Armstrong […]

EBay Denies Rumors It Will Start Accepting Crypto, Despite Advertising at Crypto Event

EBay has denied rumors that it is going to start accepting cryptocurrency as a payment method, according to a Bloomberg report on May 14. Speculation has been mounting since the e-commerce giant took out ads at the Consensus conference in New York City. One of the billboards said: “Virtual Currency. It’s happening on eBay.” […]

Pfizer Executive: Technology Is ‘Basically Good Enough’ to Ramp Up Production Blockchains

A Pfizer executive has challenged existing theories about slow rates of blockchain adoption — telling the Consensus conference on May 14 that the technology is “basically good enough to have more production blockchains than we have today.” Ken Nessel, senior director of business technology at the pharmaceutical giant, made his comments […]

IOHK and Polymath Partner Up for First Security Token Blockchain

Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK), the company behind Cardano and the Ouroboros protocol, are launching the worlds first security token blockchain alongside security token issuance platform Polymath, as announced on May 13, 2019, at Consensus. This blockchain will be the first of its kind with Hoskinson as the chief architect.  […]