Polkadot co-founder Gavin Wood steps down as CEO of the company behind the ecosystem
    22 Oct 2022

    Gavin Wood, the Polkadot co-founder, is stepping down as the CEO of Parity Technologies, the blockchain development company behind the Polkadot ecosystem. Björn Wagner will now lead Polkadot’s key backer company. Gavin Wood, a crypto developer who exited the Ethereum Foundation in 2015 and became Polkadot’s co-founder, will remain a majority shareholder in Parity Technologies….

    Binance hires ex-FBI agent, while Fidelity goes on a hiring spree of 100 more people
    22 Oct 2022

    The US subsidiary of crypto exchange Binance has hired ex-FBI agent BJ Kang as its first head of investigations, the WSJ reported. BJ Kang is renowned as he led the numerous probes of high-profile Wall Street insider trading cases. Meanwhile, Fidelity Digital Assets expects to add about 100 more people over the next three to…

    Tether USDT to become available at 24,000 ATMs across Brazil
    22 Oct 2022

    Stablecoin issuer Tether will make USDT available at 24,000 ATMs in Brazil starting Nov. 3. The mutual conversion of Tether and Brazilian reals will be managed by the local crypto services provider SmartPay and the ATMs’ owner TecBan. On Oct. 20, Tether announced it will enable the conversion of USDT to Brazilian reals through an…