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Weekly Wrap Up #39

Quote of the week: “We think bitcoin has just begun.” – Cathie Wood, chief executive of Ark Investment Management. Source:

Mastercard Dives Deeper into Cryptocurrency & NFTs:  Mastercard, in partnership with Nexo, launched the world’s first cryptocurrency-backed payment card. The card, which will be available in selected European countries first, will allow users to spend without having to sell their digital assets. Furthermore, Trademark applications have revealed that Mastercard is planning to provide NFTs, educational, and payment services in the Metaverse. Source:

NFL Partners With Fan Token Platform Socios: The Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Chargers, Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Commanders have partnered with Socios, following the New England Patriots, to enter the cryptocurrency space, offering fan tokens and more. Source:

Epic Games & Lego Will be Building a Metaverse for Kids:  Epic Games has announced the completion of a $2 billion funding round to support the construction of its own Metaverse. Epic Games, Lego, and Sony are partnering to build a Metaverse for kids, where safety, privacy, and parental control will be integrated features. Source:

UPS to enter the Metaverse:  DC-based NFT trademark attorney Michael Kondoudis revealed that UPS (United Parcel Service) is preparing to establish a presence in the Metaverse, as it filed multiple Metaverse and NFT related trademark applications. Source:

Bitcoin Update Following Miami Bitcoin Week & Dogecoin Update Following Musk’s Proposal:   Bitcoin’s price has endured a fall this past week, following Wall Street’s stocks dive. However, Dogecoin has seen a jump this past week, following Elon Musk’s proposal to buy Twitter. Musk states that he will “reconsider” his position in the company if he receives a rejection.



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.