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Ex-Goldman Sachs Software Engineer Wants to Send $300 Million in Bitcoin to Venezuela

Jonathan Wheeler, a former software engineer at Goldman Sachs, quit his job at the prominent investment bank to focus on a humanitarian economic effort—using Bitcoin to help Venezuela fight hyperinflation.

Digital Asset Custody:  A Hurdle to Wall Street and Main Street Investors

Cryptocurrencies were designed to be a secure storage of value, one that gave the holder sole autonomy over their funds. This lead to speculation that cryptocurrencies might topple the financial system and return sovereignty over money to the people by eliminating the need for a trusted third party such as a bank in the exchange and storage of value.

Goldman Sachs to open a Bitcoin Derivatives Trading Operation

The finance giant Goldman Sachs has announced that the investment bank will begin using its own funds to trade a variety of derivatives contracts tied to the price of Bitcoin with the bank’s large institutional clients. Goldman Sachs has historically maintained a more open mind to cryptocurrency than most of its competitors. Back in January, the investment bank issued a nine-page report to some of its clients entitled “Bitcoin is Money.”

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