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Weekly Wrap Up #23

Quote of the week: Investors poured $30 billion into the crypto industry in 2021, more than in all previous years combined.” – Bloomberg News. Sources:

https://fortune.com/2021/12/20/invstors-pour-record-money-cryptocurrency/

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-12-19/ftx-moonpay-axie-lead-crypto-firms-attracting-record-30-billion-in-2021

Radioshack and Crypto:  Radioshack is building a decentralized finance ecosystem in collaboration with the Atlas Universal Store of Value protocol. The partnership plans to release a decentralized exchange where users can send cryptocurrency directly to one another without an exchange service. The brand’s primary objective is to distribute blockchain technology, targeting large corporations. Furthermore, the company plans to have a RADIO token, which will be used as a “bridge asset.”  Sources:  https://finance.yahoo.com/news/radioshack-decentralized-cryptocurrency-exchange-114743980.html

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/strip-mall-icon-radioshack-revived-103647922.html

El Salvador Update: Yet again, El Salvador buys the Bitcoin dip. On December 21, El Salvador bought an additional 21 Bitcoins to celebrate the 21st day of the last month of the 21st year of the 21st century.  Source: https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/12/22/el-salvador-buys-21-bitcoins-on-21st-day-of-21st-year-of-21st-century/

Crypto.com Sponsorship and The Super Bowl:   This week, Crypto.com announced its sponsorship with the professional U.S. Women’s football team Angel City FC. Following this sponsorship announcement, the news was out that Crypto.com purchased airtime at the Super Bowl 2022.  Source:  https://finance.yahoo.com/news/crypto-com-buys-super-bowl-043021567.html

Bitwise Launches NFT Index Fund for Accredited Investors:  Bitwise launched its Bitwise Blue-Chip NFT Index Fund in an effort to democratize access to NFTs, art collections, and other digital assets of value. The Index Fund is now available to qualified investors for private placement subscriptions, and the minimum investment is $25,000. Source: https://cointelegraph.com/news/bitwise-launches-nft-index-fund-for-accredited-investors

Business Consultants are Entering the Metaverse:  On December 23, the Sandbox team announced that PwC Hong Kong bought some LAND, which is virtual real estate represented as an NFT. PwC Hong Kong Partner William Gee said in a statement, “we will leverage our expertise to advise clients who wish to embrace the Metaverse on the full range of challenges presented by this emerging global digital phenomenon.” As a result of this news, SAND token prices have risen.

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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.