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Binance.US CEO discusses how traditional finance now looks at crypto differently

Binance.US CEO discusses how traditional finance now looks at crypto differently
  • Catherine Coley recently said that traditional finance is recognising crypto in that it involves real assets and real customers with proper business models.
  • This all came after JP Morgan Chase took on Gemini and Coinbase as customers.

The chief executive officer of Binance.US, Catherine Coley has recently said this week that the traditional finance industry is recognising crypto in that it involves real assets and real customers with proper business models. When speaking in an interview with Cointelegraph, the CEO said: 

“We're finally recognizing that crypto is just another opportunity in our financial future, rather than seeing it as a kind of misfit or unacceptable type of industry.”

This all came after one of the biggest banks in the United States, JP Morgan Chase took on two of the biggest platforms in the crypto industry, Gemini and Coinbase as customers.

The CEO said that this is a very positive move. She added that there have been specialist banks before who have established support for cryptocurrency in the past because traditional banks such as JP Morgan Chase we’re not looking at cryptocurrency in a sincere fashion. She further added that this was a big impact on the growth of specific banks who supported the industry. Many of these banks were able to gain significant attraction from their moves as she said the following:

“I think that was a strong, prior signaling that crypto businesses actually do have traditional revenue models, are consistent businesses involving real assets and real customers with real business models.”

Before the bank made the announcement, it was well known throughout the crypto space that its CEO, Jamie Dimon had established himself as one of the biggest critics of cryptocurrency out there. Touching on this, Coley said that it was unfortunate that his comments came so public, but many people who start looking into crypto start off this way so it isn’t unusual.

“Look how the tables have turned! It's interesting to have seen the evolution of his stance in real time. This acceptance phase that we're in now will lead to broader adoption, to more mainstream opportunities; prior skepticism has switched to seeing us as trusted businesses.”

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Coinbase co-founder, Fred Ehrsam set to join Fireblocks as a member of the board

Coinbase co-founder, Fred Ehrsam set to join Fireblocks as a member of the board

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  • Fred Ehrsam, the co-founder of the crypto platform known as Coinbase is getting ready to join the digital asset security platform Fireblocks. 
  • It was announced last week that Fred would be joining the board following a recent round of funding.

Fred Ehrsam, the co-founder of the crypto platform known as Coinbase is getting ready to join the digital asset security platform Fireblocks. It was announced last week that Fred would be joining the board following a recent round of funding.

The co-founder of the well-known crypto platform is getting ready to join the company as a board member following a $30 million funding ground to help expand its operations on an international level.

Throughout 2020, Fireblocks has launched a secure asset transfer network which would allow more institutions to efficiently transfer assets on chain. And on top of this, the platform also announced that it has seen more than $150 billion in transferred assets over the course of the past year. Fred has said:

“Fireblocks has become the go-to for any business looking to build new digital asset operations or scale existing ones… The extraordinary growth of the Fireblocks Network and its team in the last year attests to the enormous value they have unlocked for enterprise and institutional customers.”

 

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North Carolina residents to soon have access to Binance.US services

North Carolina residents to soon have access to Binance.US services

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  • Binance.US is getting ready to launch its services available to North Carolina residence. 
  • Binance published a statement earlier this month Catherine Coley saying that the digital asset marketplace is now available for residents in North Carolina.

Binance.US is getting ready to launch its services available to North Carolina residents. The subsidiary of the major crypto platform Binance published a statement earlier this month on the 12th of November to CT with the CEO, Catherine Coley saying that the digital asset marketplace is now available for residents in North Carolina.

This would allow them to buy, trade and earn cryptocurrency.

“[North Carolina] is a state that has been involved in building the banking industry and evolving technology,” stated Coley.

It is also worth noting that North Carolina is home to the research triangle park. For those that don’t know, this is a well-known high tech research and development company that includes Cisco systems as well as other consulting companies in relation to blockchain.

In regards to this, they further say:

“Research Triangle Park and the robust school systems in the state have it positioned to meaningfully impact the blockchain industry [...] the state can begin to build more companies that have easy access now to cryptocurrencies.”

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IRS crackdown on Coinbase users who are dodging their tax

IRS crackdown on Coinbase users who are dodging their tax

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  • The tax office of David W Klasing has just issued a public release morning the United State IRS is cracking down seriously with users on the Coinbase platform.
  • The dual licensed tax lawyers employed at the company say that they have been tracking an increase in IRS enforcement activity against users on the platform you are not complying with their requirements for tax and reports.

A specialised Californian tax company, the tax office of David W Klasing has recently issued a public release stating the United States internal revenue service (IRS) is cracking down seriously with users on the Coinbase platform.

The dual-licensed tax lawyers employed at the company say that they have been tracking an increase in IRS enforcement activity against users on the platform who are not complying with their requirements for tax and reports.

The company has heeded a warning saying people who are not paying the tax on the platform “end up facing serious civil and criminal trouble down the line”. They further say:

“If you have failed to report holding Bitcoin or other virtual currencies on your past returns or filed an incomplete or misleading picture of your cryptocurrency holdings, the time to act to correct this is now. Once an audit or criminal tax investigation has begun, it will be too late to amend your returns or take advantage of a voluntary disclosure program.”

A transparency report was released by the exchange earlier this year in October which was highlighted by the law company saying that it should “serve as a major wake-up call“ to users of the exchange.

For those that don’t know, this report clearly indicated that both the IRS and its criminal investigation unit were filing information requests with the platform.

The uptick in the enforcement activity against Coinbase uses from the IRS on those who don’t their taxes would appear to confirm that the exchange is cooperating closely with federal authorities in the United States as the company has further said:

“This data [in the October report] makes it clear that the IRS is requesting information from Coinbase for the express purpose of checking it against its own taxpayer data and looking for discrepancies where holdings on Coinbase have not been reported on taxpayers’ returns.”



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Crypto exchanges boom in Cuba during the pandemic

Crypto exchanges boom in Cuba during the pandemic

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  • Cryptocurrency has been going at an immense rate over the course of 2020. 
  • With the coronavirus pandemic in full swing and the economic crisis that came as a result still ongoing, crypto is looking as a tasty alternative for mini all over the world.

Cryptocurrency has been going at an immense rate over the course of 2020. With the coronavirus pandemic in full swing and the economic crisis that came as a result still ongoing, crypto is looking as a tasty alternative for many all over the world.

Cuba is one such country that has been seeing a spike in its crypto activities over the course of this year. This comes as there is an absence of related regulation in the country according to senior executives at local crypto companies.

Earlier this month, the nation recorded a massive spike in Google queries relating to bitcoin which suggested an increase in crypto activity in the nation.

Speaking to CT, a local crypto exchange Bitremesas said that the platform has been slowly but surely growing over the course of this year and has seen a noticeable influx in its user activity in recent times. The creator of the exchange, Erich Garcia said “By now, the use of the service is increasing at 200% every month.” 

Mario Mazzola, another founder of a different local exchange known as Qbita, said:

“Bitcoin usage and volume in Cuba is exploding right now.”

Cryptocurrency regulations in Cuba are next to none. They are completely deregulated according to local enthusiasts. Some say that they are neither legal nor illegal but the government in Cuba has favourably looked to the industry in the past.

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