It had to happen. The Wild West Crypto Show showed up in Louisville in time for the Kentucky Derby. Hosts of the show Drew Taylor and Brent Bates rode into town, and, as usual, the crypto cowboys had the latest news on developments in the space.
Guests on ‘Episode 59: Hello from Kentucky’ included Andrew Prell of Run for the Unicorns, which was held to promote Kentucky’s business-friendly environment, particularly for tech startups; Rick Tumlinson, founder and partner at SpaceFund Venture Capital, which has launched the world’s first space security token; and Jonathan Keim, communications director of CryptoCurrencyWire. With such visitors, the buzz on the show almost threatened to overshadow the upcoming ‘Run for the Roses’, as the world-famous Kentucky Derby is affectionately nicknamed.
Keim talked about the genesis of his firm and how the development of social media contributed to its growth as a newswire for the crypto industry. CCW is an important conduit of information for the crypto community, and the newswire is part of a 31-brand network that publishes daily content to over 5,000 news and information outlets. He offered his usual trifecta of crypto scoops, starting with Drawbridge Lending, which is offering bitcoin-backed loans in 49 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.
Other news flashes included Reportlinker’s report on the crypto mining industry. The research firm is projecting that the cryptocurrency mining hardware market will register a CAGR of over 10 percent through 2023 (http://ccw.fm/gR336). Additionally, payments firm Wirex is launching 26 stablecoins on the Stellar blockchain network. The UK-based firm, which is licensed by the country’s financial watchdog, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), announced the news last week, saying that the stablecoins will be backed by fiat currencies, including the U.S. dollar, the euro, the British pound, the Hong Kong dollar and the Singapore dollar (http://ccw.fm/0atxW).
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