‘Get Ready for Bitcoin $20K,’ Says BitMEX CEO as Fed Panic-Prints $53B

Bitcoin (BTC) could soon shoot to $20,000 as a result of emergency measures from the United States Federal Reserve, also known as The Fed, one of the industry’s biggest firms has said. Fed echoes 2008 crisis moves In a tweet on Sept. 18, Arthur Hayes, CEO of derivatives giant BitMEX, forecast that fresh quantitative easing (QE) would further decrease faith in fiat currency. The comments come a day after the Fed swooped to decrease interest rates on some loans which reached more than 10%, or four times its target. More…

Libra Does Not Threaten Sovereignty of Nations, Says Calibra CEO

CEO of Calibra, Facebook’s digital wallet for its proposed Libra stablecoin, has attempted to debunk the notion of Libra’s threat to the global financial system. Not new money but a better payment network Amid the ongoing meeting between Libra founders and 26 global central banks in Basel, Calibra CEO David Marcus has stepped up to protect the position of the Libra Association on Twitter on Sept. 16. In a Twitter thread titled “About monetary sovereignty of Nations vs. Libra,” Marcus wrote: “Recently there’s been a lot of talk about how…

Will Ripple CEO Address XRP Dumping At Fintech Week?

Ripple CEO, Brad Garlinghouse is a confirmed keynote speaker at this year’s DC Fintech Week. Although the agenda precludes XRP price, many see this as a further opportunity for Garlinghouse to address concerns over XRP dumping, which some attribute to price stagnation in the divisive token. Will Garlinghouse Address The Issue Of Ripple Dumping XRP? Thought leaders and attendees will gather in Washington DC on October 21-24 to deliberate all matters fintech. This year’s event includes notable industry movers and shakers, such as SEC Chair, Jay Clayton and ConsenSys founder,…

Hong Kong-Based Holding Company Appoints Huobi Exchange Founder as CEO

Huobi Group founder Leon Li has been appointed CEO, chairman of the board and executive director of the board of Pantronics Holdings Ltd. Changes at Pantronics A press release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 10 announced Li’s new roles at Hong Kong -listed holding company Pantronics Holdings Ltd. The 37-year-old Leon Li, who founded the global digital asset giant Huobi Group in 2013, will help the Hong Kong-based investment company “explore potential new opportunities.” Chris Lee, Pantronics’ current executive director added that Li’s knowledge and experience will be invaluable to…

TZERO CEO Issues Letter to Investors, Addresses Patrick Byrne’s Resignation

The CEO of Overstock’s blockchain subsidiary tZERO, Saum Noursalehi, has issued an update on tZERO’s progress and addressed the departure of Overstock’s CEO Patrick Byrne. In a letter to investors published on Sept. 6, Noursalehi addressed Byrne’s resignation as the CEO of American e-commerce giant Overstock.com. Noursalehi assured that Byrne’s departure will not have an impact on tZERO’s daily operations and implementation of the firm’s strategic roadmap. Byrne stepped down as CEO of Overstock in late August. In his letter of resignation, Byrne reaffirmed his faith that “the blockchain revolution…

SEC’s Overstock’s ICO Probe ‘Dormant’ Since Late 2018, CEO Says

Patrick Byrne’s exit from Overstock has nothing to do with the allegedly ongoing regulatory investigation, the firm’s interim CEO said. No requests since December 2018 Overstock’s interim CEO Jonathan Johnson claimed that the alleged probe by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) appears to be “almost dormant” to date as the authority has not asked on the matter since December 2018, Fox Business reported on Sept. 3. Johnson clarified that Overstock has not had requests for information from the SEC’s enforcement division for almost a year, adding that…

Tron CEO Justin Sun Accused of Buying 5,000 Twitter Followers Per Day

Crypto market commentator Josh Rager has accused Tron founder Justin Sun of buying 5-6,000 Twitter followers per day. In a tweet posted on Sept. 1, Rager claimed: “Looks like you’re still buying 5,000 to 6,000 followers per day. My favorite stat is how you went from losing net-negative followers per month to gaining 5k followers daily like clock work in late 2018.” At the end he added, sharpening his attack: “You’re such a meme. I feel sorry for Tron investors.” Tron CEO buying 5K new followers per day? To corroborate…

‘New Normal Bottom Price for Bitcoin Is $10K,’ Says Advisory Group CEO

Nigel Green, the CEO and founder of financial consultancy firm deVere Group, says that the new normal bottom for Bitcoin (BTC) price is $10,000. BTC price holding $10K level for 3 months London business news outlet LondonLovesBusiness reported on Aug. 27 that Green said: “Looking at its performance this year, I believe that the new normal bottom price for Bitcoin is $10,000. It bounces at this price. If it fluctuates below this level, it shoots back up again. We have seen this in action on Monday when Bitcoin hit $10,500…

VMWare CEO Gelsinger Condemns Bitcoin as Bad Design, Bad for Humanity

Pat Gelsinger, the CEO of major cloud computing and virtual machine company VMWare, has condemned Bitcoin (BTC) as being “bad for humanity.” Fortune spoke to Gelsinger about Bitcoin prior to VMWare’s annual conference in San Francisco on Aug. 26. According to Gelsinger, one issue with Bitcoin is its purportedly high energy consumption, which contributes to climate change. Gelsinger said: “It takes the energy of a home, half-a-home a day, to do a single entry into a Bitcoin ledger […] It’s climate intolerant, it is so extreme, it is bad design.”…