ECB executive board member talks about current state of digital euro CBDC research

European Central Bank executive board member Fabio Panetta provided an overview of the central bank’s current research on a retail central bank digital currency Friday when he spoke at the IESE Business School Banking Initiative Conference on Technology and Finance. Panetta said the issuance of central bank digital currencies, or CBDCs, is “likely to become […]

WonderFi Announces Appointment of Bill Koutsouras as Chairman of The Board of Directors

Vancouver, British Columbia – November 15, 2021 – WonderFi Technologies Inc. (NEO: WNDR)(OTC:WONDF)(the “Company” or “WonderFi”) today announced the appointment of Bill Koutsouras as Chairman of its Board of Directors, effective November 15, 2021. “Bill has served as the Lead Independent Director of Galaxy Digital since its public listing in 2018, and as Chairman of […]

Binance, Eosfinex Join EOSDT Stablecoin Governance Board

Binance is trying its hand at decentralized stablecoin governance. The exchange joined the distributed oversight team that approves contracts and code changes on Equilibrium, a DeFi outfit behind the EOSDT stablecoin. EOSDT contracts hold nearly $10 million in collateral according to the Equilibrium website. Announced Friday, Binance now has oversight power over new EOSDT smart […]

Facebook’s Toothless Oversight Board Has Lessons for Blockchain

Cathy Barrera, a CoinDesk columnist, is a founding economist at Prysm Group, an economic advisory group, and was chief economist at ZipRecruiter. She has a PhD in business economics from Harvard.  On May 6, Facebook announced the members of its new oversight board. They include a Nobel Laureate, a former Prime Minister, judges, journalists, and academics. […]