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Crypto Could Still Be 'Global Currency of Future': Nasdaq CEO

By CCN.com: On route to Davos, Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman says 2019 will be a year of disruption and innovation. Cryptocurrencies could still be a global currency if the “tremendous demonstration of genius and creativity” finds practical utility. Pioneering, Followed by a Dose of Reality Friedman, like others, believes the cryptocurrency space has gone through the first stage of the “classic...

Nasdaq Plots to Legitimize Cryptocurrency in Secret Meeting: Report

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The cryptocurrency markets took a hit this week after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) denied the Winklevoss twins’ latest attempt to list a bitcoin ETF on a regulated stock exchange. Among other things, the SEC expressed concern that the underlying bitcoin spot markets are too prone to manipulation for the agency to feel comfortable allowing an exchange to wrap it in a...

ICOs ‘Taking Advantage’ of Retail Investors: Nasdaq CEO

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) may provide early-stage startups with an effective way to raise capital and build a dedicated base of followers, but the head of one of the world’s largest stock exchanges believes that they’re harmful to retail investors. Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman levied this criticism on Wednesday at the Future of Fintech conference in New York, arguing that investors like “Auntie...

Cryptocurrency the ‘Right Next Step in the Space of Currency’: Nasdaq CEO

Nasdaq chief executive Adena Friedman is bullish on cryptocurrency, though she says the “jury is still out” on which particular coin or token will ultimately be the one to experience mass adoption. Speaking on the latest episode of CNN podcast Boss Files, Friedman said that cryptocurrency feels like the “right next step in the space of currency” because a “globalized payment mechanism” is a...

Nasdaq Financial Framework for Markets Includes Blockchain

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Nasdaq, a global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services, will launch a harmonized framework to provide solutions including blockchain to providers of financial infrastructures. Nasdaq will make its Nasdaq Financial Framework available to its 100-plus operator clients worldwide, which include exchanges, clearing houses, central...

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