Former Chief Operating Officer and Mozilla was appointed as the new executive director and CEO of the Stellar Development Foundation according to an announcement that the company published via press release that we are reading more about in our cryptocurrency news today.
Jed McCaleb, the currency executive director and co-founder of the Stellar Foundation, will focus on the adoption strategy and the network protocol since he is the chief architect. According to the press release, while working at Mozzila, Dixon helped the company to fight for the much needed net neutrality and improved control over personal data.
McCaleb explained that the advocacy of Dixon for the net neutrality, privacy and encryption mean a lot for the organization since she also has a huge experience in leading operations and running a business and that he finds her work on policy indispensable.
Dixon wrote as well on the Stellar blog post, expressing her excitement for working with Stellar by saying:
‘’I know that I am at my very best when my work has a purpose, and when I’m pushing for change. And that’s why, on May 1, I am joining the Stellar Development Foundation as the Executive Director and CEO.’’
She also continued:
‘’And–perhaps most relevant to my future at SDF–I pushed Mozilla to understand how to partner with commercial entities without neglecting its core mission. Among blockchains, Stellar is uniquely positioned to connect to existing payment infrastructure, and it’s growing those connections that excites me the most. Throughout my professional career I’ve seen that when an organization embraces openness, attends to the community, and owns a mission, it inspires innovation and harnesses constituency power.’’
Mozilla is known mostly for its Mozilla Firefox web browser as one of the leading browsers that were initially released for public use 16 years ago, exactly in 2002. The company also announced that this summer it will block the browser-based cryptojacking in the next versions of the web browsers.
Currently, there are a lot of changes happening in the crypto world mainly in giant companies such as CasperLabs which decided to appoint Vlad Zamfir, the ethereum foundation researcher as a lead consensus protocol. Also, Maro Lim, a former Goldman Sachs executive was appointed as a managing partner at the crypto-based hedge fund MaiCapital while in the same time the New York-based fintech company TrueDigital hired ex-Bridgewater Associates COO Thomas Kim as the new CEO.
First Legally Registered DAO Created By Blockchain Devs dOrg
“dOrg asked us to help design a DAO legal wrapper after discovering the potential of BBLLCs. We believe that dOrg is now the first legal entity that directly references blockchain code as its source of governance. Its material operations and ownership interests are managed entirely on-chain.”The dOrg group also noted that the BBLLC registration process should become much easier:
“We want to make what we just did accessible to anyone in the world. Ultimately, the process of configuring and deploying a legally registered DAO will be as easy as creating a social media account.”The ConsenSys-backed ‘’smart legal contracts’’ as previously explained in the coming altcoin news, project OpenLaw proposed a new Ethereum dapp called Incomshare.me which helps students to tokenize income share contracts and to take participation in secondary markets with them. The contracts help the students commit negotiated portions of future salaries. The Incomeshare.me platform uses the ethereum blockchain to host these contracts. OpenLaw community member Josh Ma noted
“As this alternative model for funding higher-education becomes more popular, enabling a secondary market would accelerate its adoption by providing liquidity and opportunities to mitigate risk, both attractive qualities for investors.”
Bitcoin Futures Trading Testing By Bakkt Officially Starts In July
“On July 22, two days after Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary, Bakkt will initiate user acceptance testing for its bitcoin futures listed and traded at ICE Futures U.S. and cleared at ICE Clear US.’’The announcement was expected for a long time now. Bakkt which has named itself as the game-changing crypto ecosystem for all of the institutional investors faced multiple delays in the past. They announced the first testing in August 2018. The biggest issue for Bakkt’s team was the regulatory uncertainty and it still remains the most important problem to solve. Bitcoin futures trading will represent the first of many offerings but it still unknown when a total rollout of the service will be delivered. Setting the date on the pilot phase is coming in a good period but the coming week the rival provider CME Group announced a new record volume for its product. As previously reported in the coming altcoin news, the CME futures passed more than $500 million in implied USD value. Also, a few days ago the new crypto index Cryptoindex was launched which allows traders using TradingView, Bloomberg and Reuters to access information on Bitcoin and other major digital currencies and tokens. At the same time, CBOE which is the first bitcoin futures provider in the world will stop all operations later this month. The executives blamed the poor market performance and announced their decision just weeks before the BTC markets went into bull run mode reaching $9,000. White noted:
“Bakkt may be a form of moonshot, but it’s grounded in an earthbound endeavor to support the future of finance and the adoption of blockchain technology.’’Bakkt’s effort to help institutional investors and institutions, in general, to launch safely on the market is a very important element for the future. There are currently many new regulations and recommendations coming from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) which will put stringent new requirements on all the crypto-related businesses.
Square Crypto Announces Its First Hire Of Ex-Google Director
“@moneyball is amazing. Can’t think of anyone better for this role. Congratulations @sqcrypto and @moneyball!!!”Square Crypto is going on with the strategy to the vest since coming to the social media platforms in March. Since then, they have shown us multiple times that they are working on something that will be groundbreaking even for crypto. While they have the name ‘’crypto’’ in the company’s name, they are mainly focused on Bitcoin which make sense since Dorsey is expecting for the number one cryptocurrency to become the ‘’native currency’’ of the World Wide Web. The company stated:
“We are close to making our first hire. So let’s set some expectations. True to @jack’s founding tweets, we are building open source projects that will make mass adoption not just possible but inevitable. Our goal isn’t to make money, but to improve it.”As it was explained previously in the latest cryptocurrency news, Dorsey’s team knows how to hype the community on Twitter after they even brought Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk into the heart of the conversations sometimes. Twitter, on the other hand, is at the totally opposite way of the crypto spectrum without indicating that they will ever integrate crypto.
Spring Labs Blockchain Startup Raises $23M, Backed By General Motors
“As the captive finance arm for General Motors and one of the world’s largest auto finance providers, we are continually innovating and evolving our fraud prevention and detection capabilities to better serve and protect our customers and dealers.”
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