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  • Bitcoin
    Bitcoin

    California’s Campaign Watchdog Bans Political Donations with Bitcoin

    The Fair Political Practices Commission, California’s campaign watchdog arm, has voted 3-1 to ban political donations with any cryptocurrency, including Bitcoin, because of transparency issues. The vote follows similar decisions made by other states in the country such as South Carolina. Others, like Colorado and Montana, allow cryptocurrency donations with...

    Ricardo Esteves | September 21, 2018 | 9:00 pm
  • Charlie Lee
    Crypto

    Charlie Lee Addresses FUD on Twitter to Prove Litecoin’s Worth

    As the cryptocurrency market comes under attack from numerous sources of FUD (fear, uncertainty, doubt), Litecoin founder Charlie Lee has taken to Twitter to defend the value and legitimacy of the LTC coin. Lee summarized the “concerted effort to suppress Litecoin price” in 10 points in order to clear...

    Ricardo Esteves | September 20, 2018 | 6:00 pm
  • Currencies
    Crypto

    International AML Task Force to Close “Gaps” Created by Virtual Currencies

    The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an intergovernmental organization founded in 1989 on the initiative of the G7 to combat anti-money laundering (AML), may be about to agree with a set of standards to apply to virtual currencies. President Marshall Billingslea is optimistic that the discussions scheduled for October...

    Ricardo Esteves | September 19, 2018 | 7:00 pm
  • Gemalto
    Blockchain

    Gemalto to Test Digital ID Service Built on R3’s Corda Blockchain Platform

    Dutch digital security company Gemalto has launched a distributed approach to Digital ID management in the form of the Trust ID Network service, developed in partnership with leading distributed database technology firm R3. Blockchain Identity Systems “Solves Profound Weaknesses of Traditional, Siloed Identity Frameworks” Identity systems are one...

    Ricardo Esteves | September 19, 2018 | 1:00 am
  • FSMA
    Crypto

    ECB Has No Plans to Launch Digital Currency Due to Blockchain Immaturity

    The European Central Bank (ECB) is not issuing a digital currency any time soon, according to President Mario Draghi. He’s argued that the blockchain technology is not mature enough for such a level of responsibility and physical cash remains widely used within the monetary union. ECB Studies Potential...

    Ricardo Esteves | September 15, 2018 | 8:30 pm
  • ethereum casper
    Ethereum

    Ryan Sean Adams Counters Ethereum FUD With Success of Maker

    As Ethereum faces intense pressure from bearish market forces, a number of distinctive faces within the cryptocurrency community have been making comments to counter the overall FUD (fear, uncertainty, doubt) sentiment seen in September. Ryan Sean Adams, the founder of crypto asset investment company MythosCapital, took to Twitter...

    Ricardo Esteves | September 14, 2018 | 7:30 am
  • PSG
    Blockchain

    Paris Saint-Germain to Offer Tokenized Voting Platform to Fans

    Leading French professional football club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) has partnered with blockchain startup Socios.com to enrich the club’s interaction with its fans through a tokenized voting platform. The current French Ligue 1 champions joined the project as part of a broader strategy to integrate distributed ledger technology in business operations...

    Ricardo Esteves | September 11, 2018 | 9:00 pm
  • SEC
    Crypto

    SEC Halts Trading of XBTProvider’s Bitcoin and Ether ETFs

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has suspended trading in two Bitcoin and Ethereum investment products until September amid confusion over their nature. Bitcoin Tracker One and Ether Tracker One are characterized by broker-dealers as exchange-traded funds (ETFs), which legally mean listed funds that track a basket of assets....

    Ricardo Esteves | September 10, 2018 | 10:00 pm

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