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technology

NIST Develops New Quantum Method For Truly Random Number Generation

Apr 18th, 2018
Jordan Daniell
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology recently announced a breakthrough in one of the most important aspects of cryptography, the generation of random numbers. The experimental new technique could have vast cybersecurity implications.
NEWS
cryptocurrencies and tokens

Amazon Patent Describes Marketplace For Bitcoin User Data

Apr 18th, 2018
Adam Reese
Amazon has been awarded a patent for a “streaming data marketplace,” where information, including the identities of parties involved in cryptocurrency transactions, may one day be sold.
NEWS
opinion

CFTC’s ‘CryptoDad’ Chairman Giancarlo Views Cryptocurrency Boom As Part Of Larger Trend

Apr 18th, 2018
Lucinda Michele Knapp
J. Christopher Giancarlo’s recent speech at Vanderbilt University Law School underlined “the relevance of a principles-based approach to legal education” that is built into the architecture of decentralized networks of distributed wealth and power. He pointed out that millennials and Gen Z expect change to be “driven by technological disintermediation of distrusted institutions.”
NEWS
law and legislation

Riot Blockchain Subpoenaed By SEC Amidst Plans To Launch Exchange

Apr 18th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
In its 10-K filing, Riot Blockchain shared that the company was recently subpoenaed by the SEC. Despite a myriad of concerns, the Nasdaq-listed company claims to be pushing forward with plans to expand its bitcoin mining operation and to possibly launch a cryptocurrency exchange.
NEWS
wallets and exchanges

Cryptocurrency Exchange Kraken To Suspend Operations In Japan

Apr 17th, 2018
Adam Reese
The San Francisco-based exchange Kraken has announced that it will indefinitely suspend its services in Japan.
NEWS
law and legislation

President Trump To Nominate Dan Berkovitz For Democratic CFTC Commissioner Position

Apr 17th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
The president intends to nominate Dan Berkovitz as a commissioner of the CFTC, according to a statement released by the White House on Monday. During the Obama administration, Berkovitz served as the agency’s general counsel from 2009 until 2013.
NEWS
business and finance

BOJ Dep. Governor Notes Possible Pitfalls Of Central Bank Digital Currency

Apr 17th, 2018
Adam Reese
An official with Japan’s central bank has weighed in on the topic of national digital currencies, raising questions about the ripple effects that these instruments might create in a country’s financial system.
NEWS
world

IMF’s Lagarde Encourages ‘Even-Handed’ Crypto Regulation

Apr 17th, 2018
Jordan Daniell
Managing director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde warned regulators against overly regulating cryptocurrency, and supported a balanced approach that leaves room for innovation.
NEWS
application

Samsung Eyes Blockchain for Supply Chain Management

Apr 17th, 2018
Jordan Daniell
Massive Korean manufacturer Samsung is exploring blockchain technology solutions for its vast global supply chain.
NEWS
wallets and exchanges

After Losing $3 Million Worth Of Bitcoin, Coinsecure Plans To Compensate Users

Apr 16th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
This past week, Coinsecure lost a little more than $3 million worth of BTC from its bitcoin wallet. Reports indicate that Coinsecure’s CEO is asking the New Delhi police to seize the passport of the exchange’s chief security officer, who is suspected of masterminding the theft. If unable to recover the cryptocurrency, Coinsecure plans to compensate customers with existing reserves using the price of bitcoin on April 9, 2018.
NEWS
business and finance

Chilean Court Agrees To Hear Cryptocurrency Exchanges’ Case

Apr 16th, 2018
Adam Reese
A court in Chile has indicated that it will hear a case brought by three cryptocurrency exchanges that recently had their bank accounts closed.
NEWS
world

Moscow's Chinese Merchants Using OTC Cryptocurrency For Bank-Free Money Transfers

Apr 16th, 2018
Adam Reese
A department head with the Central Bank of Russia has said that many of the predominantly Chinese traders at informal marketplaces in Moscow are converting their earnings to cryptocurrency and sending them back to China.
NEWS
cryptocurrencies and tokens

Malta Financial Services Authority Seeks Ecosystem Feedback On DLT Asset Classification

Apr 16th, 2018
Jordan Daniell
The Maltese Financial Services Authority has published an analysis of how digital assets that are maintained on distributed ledgers are defined under current financial legislation. A new Financial Instrument Test could help both lawmakers and DLT innovators alike determine how digital assets should be classified.
NEWS
ecosystem

Buterin Proposes ‘Minimal Sharding Protocol’ For Immediate Development

Apr 13th, 2018
Adam Reese
Vitalik Buterin has recommended that developers work on building a skeletal version of a sharding system until the Ethereum community is able to produce a more precise vision of how sharding will work.
NEWS
opinion

Facebook’s Personal Data Crisis Is Ethereum’s Opportunity

Apr 13th, 2018
Jordan Daniell
Time to take a good look at those privacy settings — and also to push for further development of Ethereum's data storage layer. If anyone's going to control our identities on the coming Web 3.0, it should be us.
NEWS
wallets and exchanges

Yahoo Japan’s Z Corporation Purchases Stake In bitARG Tokyo Cryptocurrency Exchange

Apr 13th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
On Friday, Z Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Yahoo Japan, acquired a minority stake (40 percent) in bitARG Tokyo, a cryptocurrency exchange licensed by Japan’s Financial Services Agency. The exchange, which is not yet active, plans to launch its service in fall 2018.
NEWS
world

World Bank Still Eyeing Blockchain

Apr 13th, 2018
Jordan Daniell
It has been almost five months since the World Bank published its cautiously optimistic FinTech report on blockchain technology. New official documentation reaffirms that distributed ledgers are not quite ready for prime time – but cautions against waiting for perfect solutions.
NEWS
technology

Hong Kong Insurers Exploring Blockchain Platform For Motor Vehicle Insurance

Apr 13th, 2018
Jeff Benson
The Hong Kong Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury highlighted “InsurTech” innovations at a recent gathering of the island’s insurers, while also discussing ways Hong Kong and mainland China can coordinate insurance promotion efforts.
NEWS
technology

Russian Organization To Build Blockchain-Based Patent Registry For Kyrgyzstan

Apr 13th, 2018
Adam Reese
A Russian non-profit has signed an agreement stating that it will build a blockchain database to house the “patent archives” of Kyrgyzstan’s patent office.
NEWS
law and legislation

[UPDATED] Coin Drop Markets CEO Gives Up Defense In Critical CFTC Cryptocurrency Case

Apr 13th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
On Wednesday, Patrick McDonnell threw in the towel in his defense against the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.