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Adam Reese

Writer, ETHNews | media@ethnews.com

Adam Reese is a Los Angeles-based writer interested in technology, domestic and international politics, social issues, infrastructure and the arts. Adam holds value in Ether, Bitcoin, and Monero.
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technology

What Is Hashgraph?

Mar 15th, 2018
Adam Reese
ETHNews explains the tech behind an emerging, non-blockchain distributed ledger technology: hashgraph.
NEWS
law and legislation

Philippine Senate Bill Would Increase Penalty For Crimes Involving Cryptocurrency

Mar 14th, 2018
Adam Reese
A bill in the Senate of the Philippines would increase the penalty for crimes that involve virtual currency.
NEWS
technology

Huawei Developing Solution For Evaluating Blockchain Performance

Mar 15th, 2018
Adam Reese
A leading Chinese tech firm is working on software that it hopes will help establish a common framework for analyzing the performance of various blockchain platforms.
NEWS
cryptocurrencies and tokens

Trial Planned For Central Bank-Issued Cryptocurrency In Eastern Caribbean

Mar 14th, 2018
Adam Reese
The monetary authority of eight island economies in the Eastern Caribbean has agreed to take part in a pilot program that will involve issuing a digital currency.
NEWS
cryptocurrencies and tokens

State-Issued Cryptocurrencies Could ‘Revolutionize’ Role Of Central Banks, Says BIS

Mar 13th, 2018
Adam Reese
The “bank for central banks” has released a paper on the possible impact of state-issued cryptocurrencies, as well as arguments for and against the introduction of such monetary instruments. Pros include easier AML compliance, while cons include threats to commercial banks’ business models.
NEWS
world

EBA Chair Not ‘Convinced’ Of Need For Extensive Cryptocurrency Regulation

Mar 12th, 2018
Adam Reese
The chairperson of the European Banking Authority says he is not yet convinced that cryptocurrency regulation in the Eurozone would be a good idea. He fears that such interference from governments could get in the way of important innovation.
NEWS
law and legislation

South Korean Authorities Are Preparing Regulated ICO Framework

Mar 12th, 2018
Adam Reese
South Korea’s government is reportedly considering reversing its ban on ICOs as it mulls a raft of other regulations related to cryptocurrency.
NEWS
law and legislation

[UPDATED] New US House Bill Calls For Report, Strategy On Cryptocurrency

Apr 30th, 2018
Adam Reese
A bill currently in the House of Representatives calls for a report on (and strategy to combat) the use of cryptocurrencies in financing terrorism, laundering money, evading US sanctions, and otherwise threatening American national security.
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world

[UPDATED] PBoC Governor: Digital Currency Could Replace Cash In China

Mar 9th, 2018
Adam Reese
The governor of the People’s Bank of China has suggested that physical money may be supplanted by its digital counterpart in the country.
NEWS
technology

A Survey Of Second Layer Solutions for Blockchain Scaling, Part 2

Mar 11th, 2018
Adam Reese
ETHNews examines some of the second layer solutions currently being developed to help make blockchain technology more scalable, namely, plasma and sharding.
NEWS
technology

SWIFT Glows Over Successful DLT Proof of Concept

Mar 9th, 2018
Adam Reese
The global banking cooperative SWIFT has released an analysis of its recent proof of concept that relied on IBM’s Hyperledger Fabric v1.0 DLT platform. While it’s too soon for the cooperative’s entire network of banks to adopt a DLT solution, SWIFT representatives appeared extremely pleased with the results of the sandbox trial.
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application

Korea Customs Service Eyes Blockchain For Fraud, Smuggling Prevention

Mar 8th, 2018
Adam Reese
The South Korean government agency in charge of customs has said that it will use blockchain technology, AI, and big data systems in order to better fulfill its mandate.
NEWS
law and legislation

Illinois House Bill Would Ban Restrictions On Blockchain, Smart Contract Use

Mar 6th, 2018
Adam Reese
HB5553, which was recently introduced to Illinois’s legislature, would prevent local governments from restricting individuals’ and companies’ use of blockchain technology and smart contracts.
NEWS
technology

Russia To Use Blockchain For Exit Polling In Upcoming Presidential Election

Mar 6th, 2018
Adam Reese
During Russia’s March 18 presidential election, the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center will use blockchain technology to securely record and transmit exit poll data.
NEWS
wallets and exchanges

Bittrex Publicizes Ban On Users From Five Countries and Regions, Cites US Law

Mar 5th, 2018
Adam Reese
The virtual currency exchange Bittrex has explained that its services are not available to users located in North Korea, Iran, Crimea, Syria, and Cuba.
NEWS
cryptocurrencies and tokens

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin: Unclear If Bitcoin Is A Currency

Mar 5th, 2018
Adam Reese
In recent remarks on cryptocurrencies, US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin questioned whether bitcoin should be considered a currency at all. He also expressed concerns over the use of virtual currencies to finance terrorist groups, but appeared enthusiastic about distributed ledger technology as a whole.
NEWS
wallets and exchanges

[UPDATED] Japan’s FSA-Approved Cryptocurrency Exchanges To Form Self-Regulatory Body

Mar 2nd, 2018
Adam Reese
Sixteen regulator-approved cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan will form a self-regulatory organization, and others are expected to join later.
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technology

AT&T, Verizon, Sprint Announce Plan For Stronger Multi-Factor Authentication

Mar 1st, 2018
Adam Reese
Several major telcos have unveiled a plan to enhance the security of mobile accounts, which has been a source of concern for members of the cryptocurrency community. The proposed system will reportedly employ blockchain technology.
NEWS
cryptocurrencies and tokens

[UPDATED] Antigua And Barbuda To Support Ethereum-based ‘ICO For Development’

Mar 1st, 2018
Adam Reese
With the state’s blessing, CNET Antigua is planning to launch an Ethereum-based ICO to fund public-private development projects in Antigua and Barbuda.
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business and finance

J.P. Morgan Sees Threat of Disruption By Cryptocurrency

Feb 28th, 2018
Adam Reese
In its latest 10-K filing, the financial services giant alluded to the possibility that it could be “disrupted” by cryptocurrencies.