BITCOIN AND CRYPTO
KuCoin | May 31, 2022
KuCoin leading global currency exchange, announced a strategic partnership with Pyth network, a cutting-edge Oracle solution developed on the Solana blockchain. Following the partnership, thePyth network will receive prices for trading pairs from KuCoin in real-time. This will bring crypto market prices on chain.
As the People‘s Exchange, KuCoin is committed to providing users with a better crypto experience while also joining forces with more organizations to bring crypto to the masses. Bringing real-world data on-chain is one of the infrastructures of the DeFi world. We look forward to building a more transparent on-chain data marketplace in the blockchain industry through Pyth network as a key partner, which will help to create a new DeFi world that is more collaborative and open and accelerates crypto to mass adoption."
Johnny Lyu, KuCoin CEO
Pyth network is a front runner in the DeFi ecosystem. The organization built one of the most reliable oracle networks that comes from price data being contributed by 60 premier crypto and finance institutions.
Consistently amongst the top five exchanges globally for all crypto trading with over 18 million users worldwide, KuCoin has clearly established itself as a leading player in the digital asset ecosystem. This market position in parallel with their ability to extract high-quality data makes them natural data provider partners for Pyth. KuCoin’s increased recent focus on DeFi and Web3 is also directly in line with the Pyth mission to support on-chain projects and protocols.”
Stephen Kaminsky, Special Projects at Jump Crypto
Regions Financial Corporation | July 08, 2022
Regions Bank on Wednesday formally announced the establishment and continued business growth of a Commercial Corporate Finance (CCF) team that is connecting business leaders with specialized resources, insights, and guidance on opportunities including ownership transitions, financing alternatives, and risk management. The team is led by Coulter Warlick, who joined Regions in 2021 to develop and launch this team.
“The Commercial Corporate Finance team is positioned to further enhance and expand Regions’ financing capabilities as we serve Commercial Banking clients with complex capital needs,” said Brian Willman, head of Commercial Banking for Regions.
“The Commercial Corporate Finance team is positioned to further enhance and expand Regions’ financing capabilities as we serve Commercial Banking clients with complex capital needs,” said Brian Willman, head of Commercial Banking for Regions. “Our work starts with building a deep relationship with the client, understanding their opportunities and challenges, and developing tailored solutions. This team works hand-in-hand with commercial bankers across our footprint to provide specialized experience and insights. It’s another way we are creating greater value for existing clients – and for prospects who can benefit from a more customized approach to banking.”
Additional focus areas for the CCF team include growth capital, management buyout needs, loan syndications, M&A opportunities, dividends, recapitalization and more. Warlick’s team provides guidance, structure, and support from concept through completion.
“Amid the current volatility in the economy, companies especially value a banking relationship that helps them navigate the issues of today while keeping their long-term objectives within reach,” Warlick said. “At Regions, our relationship-driven model of service aligns with the needs and preferences of today’s business owners and managers. Working with our commercial bankers, the Commercial Corporate Finance team can be a trusted source of additional guidance in helping business leaders with customized solutions to meet their financial goals.”
Warlick joined Regions from South State Bank, where he served as director of Middle Market Banking and developed a team of bankers serving mid-sized businesses throughout the Southeast. He previously worked at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. Warlick began his banking career at BB&T in 2005.
Warlick earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He currently chairs the board of directors for Furman University’s Bridges to a Brighter Future Program Scholarship Fund. In addition, Warlick serves on the executive leadership team of the Alzheimer’s Association of Charlotte, and he recently completed service on the board of directors for Classroom Central, a nonprofit focused on serving teachers and students in Charlotte.
About Regions Financial Corporation
Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $164 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, and mortgage products and services. Regions serves customers across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,300 banking offices and more than 2,000 ATMs. Regions Bank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at www.regions.com.
BITCOIN AND CRYPTO
FTX | June 20, 2022
The premier crypto-asset trading platform, FTX Trading Limited (FTX), announced the acquisition of Bitvo, an emerging Canadian crypto-asset trading platform. The acquisition marks another feather in the cap for FTX, whose global footprint has now expanded into Canada. FTX’s mission is to provide its premier solutions to a global customer base.
We are delighted to enter the Canadian marketplace and continue to expand FTX’s global reach. Our expansion into Canada is another step in proactively working with cryptocurrency regulators in different geographies across the globe.”
Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of FTX
Bitvo is a cryptocurrency asset trading platform that provides a safe and simple way to conduct crypto asset transactions. The company is also the first crypto asset trading platform in Alberta to register as a restricted dealer, enabling it to offer its solutions across all Canadian provinces and territories.
Canada has shown a growing interest in digital asset trading, and we’re thrilled to help provide entry into one of the leading regulated crypto asset trading platforms in the world to the Canadian cryptocurrency community. We look forward to transforming Canadian’s access to the digital asset ecosystem as part of FTX.”
Pamela Draper, CEO of Bitvo