Gold-Backed Cryptocurrency Aims To Tap Stablecoin Appeal

Nov.21 — In this week’s “Commodity-In-Chief” on “Bloomberg Commodities Edge”, Alix Steel talks with Danny Masters, chairman of CoinShares, which is betting that trading a digital gold asset linked to bitcoin may provide investors with a sense of security. The launch of the product, called DGLD, included $20 million of the digital metal tied to an offset of bitcoin’s blockchain, with each token representing a 10th of a troy ounce. source

We Are Super Committed to Hong Kong, Says HSCB’s COO

Nov.11 — Andy Maguire, managing director and chief operating officer at HSBC Holdings Group, discusses their blockchain strategy, the tensions in Hong Kong, how it’s impacting his business, the economy, U.S.-China trade tensions and digital banking. He speaks on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe” on the sidelines of the Singapore FinTech Festival in Singapore. source

MasterCard Launches ‘Fintech Express’ in Asia Pacific

Nov.10 — Ari Sarker, co-president for Asia-Pacific at MasterCard, discusses the launch of their “Fintech Express” platform in Asia-Pacific, how the platform works, their business strategy, blockchain technology, their pullback from Libra and his outlook for the company. He speaks on “Bloomberg Markets: Asia” from the sidelines of the Singapore FinTech Festival in Singapore. source

Facebook’s Sandberg: Political Ads Are Important Part of the Dialogue

Oct.30 — Facebook Inc. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg talks about the company’s financial results, its strategy for political advertising and its proposed global cryptocurrency, Libra. Facebook’s third-quarter sales rose a better-than-projected 29%, weathering a period full of regulatory challenges and criticism by boosting advertising revenue and adding 35 million new users to its main social network. Sandberg speaks with Caroline Hyde on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia.” source