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Weekly Wrap Up #44

Quote of the week: “Crypto is going through the lull that the internet went through” – Mark Cuban. Source:

Coinbase Opens Web3 Mobile DApp and DeFi Wallet and Browser:  This week, Coinbase’s director of product management revealed that the company was expanding its product offerings. Coinbase announced that eligible users would be able to begin trading on NFT marketplaces, allowing users to make swaps on decentralized exchanges and interact with DeFi lending protocols to borrow and lend funds. Eligible users will be able to access decentralized applications (DApps) on the Ethereum network. Source:

Robinhood Will Be Launching its Web3 Wallet to Compete with Coinbase: 

On May 17, Robinhood revealed its new non-custodial, Web3 wallet to rival MetaMask and Coinbase. The multi-chain wallet will be launched as a standalone app and will be launched in Beta this coming summer. Robinhood wants to allow its customers to get exposed to decentralized finance. Source:

Emirates Will Be Accepting BTC Payments and Will be Launching its NFT Collectibles:  Emirates, the largest airline in the United Arab Emirates, reported that it has plans to integrate Bitcoin payments and will be onboarding new employees who will be focused on blockchain-related endeavors. Furthermore, the airline announced that it plans to launch NFTs to be traded through the company’s website. Source:

Getty Images Partners with Candy Digital to Create NFTs:  On May 17, Getty Images revealed its new partnership with Candy Digital to form a diverse NFT portfolio. The company has 465 million images and is part of a growing list of mainstream companies to target NFTs to drive growth. Source:

Goldman Sachs and Barclays Invest in UK Crypto Trading Platform: Goldman Sachs and Barclays are diving deeper into the cryptocurrency space. The global head of digital assets for Goldman Sachs states that the demand for cryptocurrency from institutions has been rising and that the firm has been catering to these market demands. As a result, Goldman Sachs and Barclays have joined a $70 million Series A funding round for the institutional cryptocurrency trading platform Elwood Technologies.  Source:

And, that’s a wrap!


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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.