The other side of the holiday season can feel gloomy, but positive coverage and ample opportunities for thought leadership helped keep CEX.IO spirits bright. We maintained our media momentum on multiple fronts with appearances in Cointelegraph, a podcast recording, and we also celebrated an inaugural post on HackerNoon.
As a regular contributor to Cointelegraph’s Innovation Circle, our Founder and CEO, Oleksandr Lutskevych, joined a series of January conversations centered around different issues impacting the digital asset space. Alongside other industry leaders, Alex shared his thoughts on transparency, user protections, and ways of improving stablecoins, all with the hope of sparking fresh perspectives.
The month also saw CEX.IO beam across the podcast airwaves. Our Head of Communications, Becky Sarwate, joined Business Ninjas to discuss CEX.IO’s position in the ecosystem, and her own professional pathway to the crypto space. In addition to showing up on the digital dial, Becky also spoke with the Rally Point PR blog editors to share what she believes is on the horizon for crypto in 2023.
Lastly, CEX.IO broke new ground with a publication on HackerNoon. Rich Evans, the Managing Director of our Prime Liquidity program, had a piece selected that explored how market forces and new innovations are poised to affect the future of crypto staking.
Explore our January media highlights via the links below.
Business Ninjas: Crypto Made Simple for Both the Curious and Serious
On January 10, CEX.IO’s Head of Communications, Becky Sarwate, was invited on the Business Ninjas podcast to discuss her professional pathway to decentralized finance. Overcoming a steep gender divide, Becky established a foundation in corporate America, before rising to new heights in the global crypto space as a best-in-class wordsmyth.
Listen to the full episode here.
Cointelegraph: 15 ways crypto companies can be more transparent with customers
On January 12, CEX.IO Founder and CEO, Oleksandr Lutskevych, returned to the Cointelegraph Innovation Circle to discuss ways industry leaders can be more transparent with their communities. With the crypto space experiencing renewed scrutiny around the custody of user funds, Alex highlighted the importance of only putting company value at risk.
“Much of the crypto ecosystem’s current woes are predicated on investments made by a few bad actors, often exclusively with customer funds. This accelerated their insolvency and caused incalculable harm. However, by holding customer funds in 1:1 custody and only putting company value on the line, crypto companies can introduce a stopgap to prevent future runs and the evaporation of user assets.”
Rally Point: In 2023, Innovation Must Drive the Crypto Industry: an Interview with CEX.IO’s Becky Sarwate
On January 14, CEX.IO’s Head of Communications, Becky Sarwate, was back in the headlines, and this time spoke with Rally Point to explore some of her hopes for the crypto ecosystem in 2023. From witnessing real accountability for bad actors, to thinking more holistically about the disparate parties that constitute the space, Becky is optimistic about what the future could have in store.
“I think in 2023, especially as crypto prices start to rebound and some of the problematic figures of the recent past are brought to justice, we will be, as an industry, able to refocus public attention on innovation, on the real world problems crypto can solve. That’s a win for the entire ecosystem, the people it serves, and the ones we’d love to welcome.”
Cointelegraph: 10 practices crypto can borrow from TradFi to better protect customers
On January 17, our Founder made another appearance in the Cointelegraph Innovation Circle, this time to discuss some practices the digital asset space could stand to adopt from traditional finance. Given the recent events that ricochetted through the crypto ecosystem, Alex drew attention to the lack of protections that exist for market participants, and reiterated the urgency to extend such measures.
“One of the major differences between TradFi and DeFi is the lack of safety nets in the latter. Where banks and brokerage firms enjoy, respectively, FDIC and SIPC services, crypto companies and users remain vulnerable to bad actors. While crypto custody is unique, for the industry to gain equal footing alongside legacy systems, such protections must be considered for all participants.”
HackerNoon: More Than Just HODLing: Under Discussed Aspects of PoS
On January 17, Rich Evans, the Managing Director of our Prime Liquidity program, had a piece selected for publication on HackerNoon that explored how the mechanics of crypto staking are poised to affect the industry. Where much of the discussions around staking fixate on profit, Rich outlined how inflationary cost, no lock-up staking, and layer 2 (L2) solutions are already making an impact on PoS.
“It’s well known that market participants who opt to stake crypto, rather than just hold it, gain the opportunity to earn network rewards. In turn, advantages like governance that allow holders to participate in decision making and network evolution are often enjoyed to a similar degree. However, a core feature underpinning most tokenomic systems is rarely mentioned alongside these accepted staking benefits. Namely, that not staking can come with its own, tangible risks.”
Cointelegraph: 6 ways the stablecoin space can improve stability in volatile periods
On January 19, our CEO returned for his third visit of the month to the Cointelegraph Innovation Circle, this time to provide insight on how stablecoins can better live up to their name. Black swan events aside, Alex helped explain how controlling for certain tokenomic mechanisms can help meet customer expectations, without impacting available reserves.
“With problems of liquidity leading to insolvency in the ecosystem, stablecoins could try to avert these pitfalls by pumping the brakes on issuance. At the same time, crypto companies should reprioritize over-collateralization to ensure they can meet their community’s expectations. This will ensure that circulating value never eclipses reserves while giving users renewed confidence in holdings.”