127. Vampire crypto squids

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We. Are. Here. Today we bring you: Bitfinex security drama, SEC slams fraudsters for Christmas, and yet another crypto Ponzi scheme. All this and much more on today's Blockchain Insider!

Simon Taylor is on hosting duties again this week and is joined by returning guest Matthew Pollard, founder of Archax, to talk about the latest and greatest news in blockchain, Bitcoin and Crypto including:

  • The European Central Bank hopes to get "ahead of the curve" on stablecoins (02:14)
  • Swiss Government Skeptical on Central Bank Digital Currency (10:37)
  • Fidelity Digital Assets intends to support Ethereum in 2020 (14:00)
  • Cryptocurrency is most useful for breaking laws and social constructs (19:17)
  • SEC Charges Founder, Digital-Asset Issuer With Fraudulent ICO (24:23)
  • 3 men are charged in US$722M cryptocurrency fraud (27:33)
  • Chainalysis to provide Bitfinex with privacy safe tools to combat crime (29:58)

The Tweet of the Week comes from friend of the podcast @JamieJBartlett about his very own 2020 fintech predictions. Why not send us your best tweets? See if you can get a shout out on the show!

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Special Guest: Matthew Pollard.