‘We’re innovating at the cusp of a whole new ecosystem’: A former Goldman Sachs exec explains why she made the leap to blockchain

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Breanne Madigan spent 13 years at Goldman Sachs. Now she’s joining the financial technology startup Blockchain as its head of institutional sales and strategies. She told Business Insider that she was interested in blockchains and cryptocurrencies because, she believes, they will “completely reengineer the way we operate in the future.” Since it’s an emerging market, […]

‘The market is robust:’ A trader backed by Goldman Sachs bumps up the minimum to make a bitcoin trade to $500,000

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Circle Trade, the trading operation of Circle, has increased its minimum ticket size on bitcoin trades to $500,000. The move comes during a trading lull in the market for digital currencies across crypto exchange venues. Chief executive Jeremy Allaire told Business Insider the size of block trades has grown significantly since the beginning of the […]

The SEC charges a third Centra cryptocurrency ‘mastermind’ with fraud over its $32 million ICO

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Federal authorities have charged the third Centra founder and an alleged “mastermind” behind the cryptocurrency scheme, Ray Trapani, with fraud.  Trapani’s cofounders at Centra, Sam Sharma and Robert Farkas, were charged and arrested on April 1 over allegations of fraud related to the startup’s initial coin offering. Centra, which claimed to be building a debit […]

CRYPTO INSIDER: Mt. Gox’s disgraced CEO finds redemption

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Welcome to Crypto Insider, Business Insider’s roundup of all the bitcoin and cryptocurrency news you need to know today. Sign up here to get this email delivered direct to your inbox. After 850,000 of former cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox’s bitcoin went missing due to a mysterious hack, CEO Mark Karpelès retired to his Tokyo penthouse. Now, he has a new job […]