The government of Estonia is entertaining the idea of creating a digital currency. By integrating a nationally backed crypto with its country-wide digital identification program, the Baltic government will continue to lead the world’s digital revolution.
The Hyperledger Sawtooth and Hyperledger Burrow projects recently completed a proof of concept integration for the deployment of “simple” EVM smart contracts (EDCCs) to Hyperledger Sawtooth. This integration utilizes the Sawtooth Ethereum (Seth) Transaction Family.
On Monday, it was reported that some of Bitmain’s customer data was allegedly compromised. Users on the Bitmain forum have recently stated that the company’s implementation of two-factor authentication inadvertently locked them out of their accounts.
New financial technologies are facilitating increasingly intricate flows of capital and are opening up a new era of economic growth. New markets, new asset classes, and new ways of creating and exchanging value are just the beginning.
In light of the SEC’s recent guidance regarding The DAO, ShapeShift will review the tokens listed on its platform. ShapeShift may delist tokens that could be classified as securities under the Howey Test.
The Australian Parliament posted on its website a draft of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Amendment Bill 2017. The bill would provide a definition for digital currency and begin the regulation of exchanges, requiring that service providers register through AUSTRAC.