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Weekly Wrap Up #1

Quote of the week:  “Bitcoin being the first man-made incorruptible money and social institution we’ve ever had, is potentially the most important invention in human history.”  – Robert Breedlove


Top Headlines

Market Influences: Donald Trump 

On Tuesday, June 8 the cryptocurrency market dropped by 5-10% after former president Trump stated that Bitcoin was a scam in an interview.  Source:

United States Defense: Officials from the United States government task force have recovered $2.3M in crypto from Colonial Pipeline ransom. The task force “found and recaptured” 63.7 Bitcoin connected to Russian DarkSide hackers.  Source:

International regulation: On June 9, The Legislative Assembly of El Salvador passed a bill, introduced by the president, that made Bitcoin a legal tender in the nation. Source:

Bitcoin News: On Thursday, after the Basel Committee’s proposal gave banks a green light to hold cryptocurrencies and digital assets, Bitcoin hit highs above $38,000. The Basel Committee on Banking supervision is a council that sets international banking standards. Source:

A Change of Heart for New York: On June 8, New York senators amended a proposal to ban all crypto mining for three years. Now, New York is seeking to only halt mining firms that rely on carbon-based fuel sources; thus, the state will allow green projects. The bill passed in the senate and now is at the state assembly for review, before heading to Governor Cuomo to approve or veto the legislation. Source:

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F. Daniel Siciliano is an Independent Director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco and Chair of the American Immigration Council. He is the former faculty director of the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University and former Professor of the Practice and Associate Dean at Stanford Law School. His work has included expert testimony in front of both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives and for 2009, 2010, and 2011, alongside leading academics and business leaders such as Ben Bernanke, Paul Krugman, and Carl Icahn, Professor Siciliano was named to the “Directorship 100” – a list of the most influential people in corporate governance.

Siciliano was also co-founder, CEO and ultimately Executive Chairman of LawLogix Group, Inc. – a global software technology company named 9 consecutive times to the Inc. 500/5000, several times ranked as one of the Top 100 fastest-growing private software companies in the US and named to the US Hispanic Business 500 (largest) and Hispanic Business 100 (fastest growing) lists for 2010 and 2011. In 2012 he sold a majority stake of the company to PNC Riverarch Capital, continued as Executive Chairman, and led the sale of the company to Hyland Software/Thoma Bravo in 2015.

Siciliano is a co-founder and board member of the Silicon Valley Directors’ Exchange (SVDX), Chairman of the national non-partisan American Immigration Council, past-President of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council #1057, and an active member of the Latino Corporate Directors’ Association.

Siciliano’s related areas of expertise include executive compensation, corporate compliance, the legal and social impact of autonomous (AI/robotic) systems, and corporate technology strategy and security. He has served as a governance consultant and trainer to the Board of Directors of dozens of Fortune 1000 companies (including Google, Microsoft, Fedex, Disney, Entergy and Applied Materials), is an angel investor and consultant to several firms and companies in Silicon Valley, Hong Kong, India, and Latin America, and currently serves as an independent director on the board of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco. He lives in Los Altos, California.