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Winklevoss Twins Hire NYSE Executive

Winklevoss twins hire NYSE executive: The Winklevoss twins have turned to an executive from the New York Stock Exchange, hiring Mr. Robert Cornish to oversee Gemini’s use of Smarts. 

Gemini, the Winklevoss’ crypto exchange, has been in action since 2015, and adding Cornish to its team marks another instance of how crypto exchanges are looking to work with traditional financial markets.

Before, it was Coinbase hiring NYSE executives, but now, based on the July 6th announcement, it appears to be the Winklevoss’ turn. 

Winklevoss Twins Hire NYSE Executive 

Today, Gemini announced that Robert Cornish would be joining its team. Cornish, the now-former New York Stock Exchange CTO, will join Gemini management later in July; he had his last day on the job last week. 

Cornish will be in charge of overseeing Smarts, which is a market surveillance technology Gemini is using from Nasdaq. It’s likely Cornish will do this with ease, as he spent most of his time at the New York Stock Exchange overseeing Pillar, an ambitious project. 

Moreover, Cornish will “ensure that Gemini continues to deliver the best platform experience to our customers,” said Tyler Winklevoss.

Elaborating further, Tyler Winklevoss said Cornish will make sure Gemini continues to “set the standards of excellence for the cryptocurrency industry.” 

Crypto Exchanges on the Prowl 

The Winklevoss twins aren’t the only ones to dip into the financial pool. In fact, they are just the latest.

Three days ago, Coinbase – which is Gemini’s rival – hired Peter Elkins from the NYSE to build a market surveillance platform. He’s not the only former NYSE employee working at Coinbase, either. In March, Coinbase hired Emilie Choi and Eric Scro. 

What Else?

Aside from hiring the NYSE executive, what else have the Winklevoss twins been up to? Has Gemini made any more recent announcements?

Definitely! The company has been attending a few conferences, such as the Crypto Evolved conference in June. In addition, Gemini opened Zcash (ZEC) trading on May 22nd. 

The Takeaway

Do you think hiring Cornish was a smart move? Will he accomplish all Tyler Winklevoss hopes for? Or, is it simply a move to get back at rival Coinbase, for hogging all the New York Stock Exchange executives? 

Let us know in the comments below!

>> Stellar (XLM), Cardano (ADA), and Tron (TRX): BIG News

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Top Crypto News | June 11 – June 15, 2018 – Crypto Currency News

Top Crypto News – The second full week of June is now over, and a lot of stuff went down. To say that the week started off poorly would be a bit of an understatement, too. However, things picked up towards the end of the week.

In this article, we will be covering both the good and the bad. So, without further adieu, here is this week’s top crypto news. 

Top Crypto News | June 11 – June 15, 2018

Monday, June 11

Monday was not a good day. News broke on the 11th that Coinrail, a South Korean crypto exchange, had been hacked over the weekend, sending the majority of the coins on the market down the rabbit hole. Altcoins like Ripple (XRP) and IOTA (MIOTA) were both down significantly.

With that being said, there was some positive crypto news that surfaced Monday. Despite being in the red on the crypto market, news surfaced on the 11th that Bitpanda, a crypto exchange, had added IOTA (MIOTA) to its list of offerings.

Tuesday, June 12

Tuesday was tough, as the market had not yet recovered from the Coinrail hack. On the market, Bitcoin (BTC) dropped to its lowest point since April 1, falling well below the $6.5K mark.

There was quite a bit of negative crypto news floating around Tuesday, although it depends on how you look at it. For instance, on Tuesday, word surfaced that Apple blocked crypto mining apps on all of its products. If you’re a crypto miner, you probably considered this to be negative crypto news. However, if you are someone who is totally opposed to crypto mining, this announcement probably didn’t do much to faze you.

In terms of positive crypto news announced Tuesday, Coinbase disclosed that it would be adding support to Ethereum Classic.

Wednesday, June 13

On Wednesday, cryptocurrencies were continuing to experience a massive dip in the market. Again, this was because of the Coinrail hack. Bitcoin (BTC) was down, and so were altcoins like Ripple (XRP), Stellar (XLM), and IOTA (MIOTA). 

top crypto news
Source: CoinMarketCap

The 13th was also a bad day for the blockchain sector. Specifically, Quantstamp, a blockchain startup, came under fire for misleading the crypto community about its QSP token. 

Thursday, June 14

On Thursday, things started to look a little bit better for coins on the crypto market. Numerous altcoins were up, including Ripple (XRP).

Additionally, there was quite a bit of positive crypto news making its way around the sector. For instance, the new XRP logo was revealed, and it was announced that William Shatner moved into the Bitcoin mining space. It was also announced on Thursday that Steve Bannon had moved into the crypto space. This can be thought of as either positive crypto news or negative crypto news, depending on your stance on Bannon.

With all that being said, we should mention that the piece of crypto news that went viral yesterday was the SEC deciding that Ethereum is not a security.

Friday, June 15

Coins started off Friday in the green, but that shifted very quickly. Now, all of the top-ten coins are in the red zone.

top crypto news
Source: CoinMarketCap

Of course, the day isn’t over yet, but here’s some trending crypto news from Friday thus far:

– Sweden’s Land Registry demonstrates live transaction on blockchain

– Tron (TRX) announces Google Chrome plugin

The Takeaway

Did you have a favorite piece of top crypto news from this week? Let me know!

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