LISTEN: Jesse Powell, Bitcoin Banker – Most Influential 2020

LISTEN: Jesse Powell, Bitcoin Banker – Most Influential 2020

In this special episode of Markets Daily, CoinDesk Podcasts editor Adam B. Levine reads Nathan DiCamillo's profile of Jesse Powell, one of CoinDesk's Most Influential People in 2020.


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In 2011, Jesse Powell stored digital assets for online gamers. Now, his crypto exchange has created a bank for which he helped develop the rules.

Jesse Powell's Fiery Response to Ripple Labs Accusations

Photo by _Mo. Ripple Labs co-founder Jed McCaleb's recent decision to sell his entire stock of XRP was the start of a difficult week for the open-source payments processor. After McCaleb made his announcement, Ripple's price took a steep fall. Investor confidence declined further when Jesse Powell, known by most as CEO of Kraken, resigned from the board of Ripple Labs and levied some disturbing remarks about the company's management. Feeling betrayed, Ripple had their lawyers draft and send Jesse Powell a cease and desist letter. Powell posted that letter online for the Ripple community to....

Ripple Drama Continues as Company Sends Cease and Desist Letter To Former Board Member Jesse Powell

After publicly resigning from Ripple, former board member Jesse Powell now faces legal trouble with the company. Ripple is having a very messy week. First, co-founder Jed McCaleb publicly decided to liquidate his XRP, which comprised 20% of the entire market cap. Unsurprisingly, the price fell by over 50% during the subsequent 48 hours. After McCaleb's decision to sell his XRP holdings, Kraken CEO Jesse Powell announced his resignation from the Board of Ripple Labs in a candid post on the /r/Ripple subreddit. Following Powell's public resignation, a lawyer for Ripple Labs sent a....

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In this special episode of Markets Daily, CoinDesk's Lyllah Ledesma reads Nikhilesh De's profile of Linda Lacewell, one of CoinDesk's Most Influential People in 2020.

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In this special episode of Markets Daily, CoinDesk Podcasts editor Adam B. Levine reads Zack Seward's profile of Charles Cascarilla, one of CoinDesk's Most Influential People in 2020.