Category: Christopher Giancarlo

Digital Dollar Project to launch five CBDC pilots in the coming months

The Digital Dollar Project has committed to launching “at least” five pilot programs in the next year to test possible frameworks for a U.S. central bank digital currency (CBDC). A partnership with technology consultancy firm Accenture is funding the projects. J. Christopher Giancarlo, former chairman of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) co-founded the Digital Dollar […]

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Former CFTC chair Giancarlo joins BlockFi’s board

J. Christopher Giancarlo, the former Commodity Futures Trading Commission chairman who left office in 2019, is joining the board of directors of BlockFi. BlockFi is a crypto neobank that allows users to earn interest on deposited crypto funds, which BlockFi lends out to institutions to use for arbitrage. Effectively, the firm provides high-interest savings accounts. […]

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