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Weekly Wrap Up #36

Quote of the week: “The peril is you have these $3 million monkeys. The goal of crypto is not to play games with million-dollar pictures of monkeys; it’s to do things that accomplish meaningful effects in the real world.” – Vitalik Buterin, Founder of Ethereum. Source:

Robinhood Will Launch Its “Cash Card”:  Robinhood is launching a Cash Card that will allow consumers to invest in cryptocurrency using spare change. For each transaction, customers can decide whether they would like to round up their change to the nearest dollar; then customers can choose to use the spare change to invest in digital coins of their choice. Source:

Bridgewater is Preparing to Invest in Crypto Fund: Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater is preparing to back its first cryptocurrency fund, an external vehicle. This is a signal that the world’s largest hedge fund, with $150 billion in assets under management, is taking cryptocurrency seriously as an asset class.  Source:

Meta to Enter Cryptocurrency Trading and the Metaverse:  Although it has not been officially announced by Meta, trademark Attorney Mike Kondoudis revealed that Meta has filed applications for trademarks for blockchain software, virtual currency exchanges, financial and currency trading, and digital, crypto, and virtual currencies. Meta has filed a trademark application for the metaverse and a virtual currency wallet.  Source:

GameStop’s NFT Marketplace is Live:  The beta version of GameStop’s NFT marketplace is now live. The official launch of the marketplace will occur soon, but no exact date has been revealed. GameStop, in partnership with Loopring L2, intends to provide fast, cheap, and secure access to digital ownership to all, and the company aims to give power to players, creators, and collectors.  Source:

Bitcoin Update:  Bitcoin has hit a 3-week high and is currently trading at $43,098.30 as of March 24 at 10:14 a.m. The current increase in price has followed President Biden’s signing of the executive order on cryptocurrency on March 9, which calls for government agencies to form a plan to regulate cryptocurrency and consider a government-issued central bank digital currency. Furthermore, the surge in Bitcoin’s price follows signals by the Fed relating to up to seven rate hikes in 2022.


And, that’s a wrap!

Jordana Cohen,


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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.