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  1. BlockFi recently announced it would make changes to the interest they pay for bitcoin and ether deposits.
  2. A privacy and scalability upgrade that could turn out to be one of bitcoin's largest to date has passed a couple of milestones that were little noticed outside technical circles.
  3. Hawaiian lawmakers have submitted a bill that allows banks to provide custody for digital assets.
  4. In this video from WEF 2020, former Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo, also known as “Crypto Dad,” discusses his push to digitize the U.S. dollar and the future of global currencies.
  5. Bakkt preps consumer app for 2020 launch while Pornhub starts performer payouts in Tether, plus a controversial, obligatory new dev fund in BCH.
  6. Companies are mainstreaming privacy, says Riccardo Spagni, better known as “Fluffypony."
  7. Gemini has concluded an SOC 2 Type 2 cybersecurity risk examination, evaluating how its security system controls operate across a period of time. The exchange plans to conduct such exams annually.
  8. Greece's supreme administrative court found that a ruling to extradite alleged BTC-e operator Alexander Vinnik to France was lawful. Vinnik can no longer appeal the decision.
  9. In addition our news roundup, we'll hear from former CFTC Chairman Christopher Giancarlo, then we'll take a walk with a modern cypherpunk and senior reporter Leigh Cuen.
  10. BitMEX is releasing an XRP-U.S. dollar quanto swap targeted at crypto’s budding derivatives market.