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Crypto Payment Products Target Foreign Markets, Blockchain Enterprise Solutions Launch, Private Lawsuits Target Crypto Firms, Major Mining Malware Attack Detected

In this issue: • Payments Evolve: USD Stablecoin Accounts for Latin America and Crypto Debit Cards • Blockchain Initiatives Launch for Food Supply Chain and Intercompany Transactions • Crypto Trade Group Meets With SEC, FinCEN Director Addresses Cryptocurrencies • Private Litigants Continue to Target Major Blockchain Industry Companies • Reports Detail Major Crypto-Mining Malware Attack, … Continue Reading

SEC and Kik Present Competing Arguments on Application of Securities Laws to Blockchain Tokens

On May 8, 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Kik Interactive Inc. (Kik) finished briefing their cross motions for summary judgment, which were previously filed on March 20, with opposition briefs filed on April 24. The briefing totals more than 400 pages of arguments by the parties in the SEC’s court challenge … Continue Reading

FDA Blockchain Report Released, Crypto Fund Launched, Blockchain Trading Platforms Developed, Crypto Payment Firms Make Announcements, Bitcoin Mining Map Published

In this issue: • FDA DSCSA Blockchain Pilot Report Released, Consortium Formed for Energy Grids • New Crypto Funds, Crypto Broker-Dealer Applications, Blockchain Securities Clearing • Libra Association Hires CEO, Crypto Payments Firms Report Growth and Gain Licenses • Bitcoin Network Difficulty Increases Prior to ‘Halving,’ Bitcoin Mining Map Published FDA DSCSA Blockchain Pilot Report … Continue Reading

CFTC Approves Bitcoin Futures, Crypto Initiatives Launch, Blockchain Traceability and Energy Solutions Deployed, South Africa and Singapore Issue Regulations

In this issue: • CFTC Approves Bitcoin Futures and Prosecutes Fraud, Amicus Brief Filed in Kik Case • Emerging Blockchain Payment and Crypto Custody Solutions Announce New Milestones • Blockchain Solutions Deployed in Egg Traceability, Energy Trading and Mobility Services • South Africa and Singapore Issue New Cryptocurrency Policies and Regulatory Guidance CFTC Approves Bitcoin … Continue Reading

Bitcoin and Blockchain Products Launch in Financial Products and Data Management, Reports Address Crypto Regulatory Risks, Agencies Warn Against New Scams and Hacks

In this issue: • Bitcoin and Blockchain Financial Products Launch in Public Funds, Commodities, Debit Cards and Mining “Hash Contracts” • New Initiatives Leverage Blockchain for Records Management and Data Provenance • Reports Address Regulatory Challenges and Opportunities Involving Crypto Assets • FBI and Philippines SEC Issue Crypto Scam Warnings, New Hacking Methods Reported Bitcoin … Continue Reading

Blockchain Developments: Food Supply Chain, Shipping, M&A, Trading Platforms, Regulator Actions, Private Lawsuits, Foreign Laws, Malware, Hacks and More

In this issue: • Blockchain Developments in Food Supply Chain, Shipping Data and Project Best Practices • M&A Crypto Report Published, Blockchain Trading Platforms Make Announcements • New Crypto Legal Actions Brought by Federal, State, Private and Foreign Actors • Reports Highlight Crypto Threats to National Security, Banks, Malware and Hacks Blockchain Developments in Food … Continue Reading

Blockchain GS1 Standards Published, Securities Pilots Continue, Tax Agency Seeks Quadriga CX Records, DOJ Cites Crypto in Charging Venezuelan Cartel

In this issue: • Blockchain GS1 Standards Published, Supply Chain Pilots Announced Across Industries • Telegram Request Denied, Firms Continue Blockchain Initiatives for Securities Trading • Tax Agency Seeks Quadriga CX Records, DOJ Cites Crypto Use by Venezuelan Cartel Blockchain GS1 Standards Published, Supply Chain Pilots Announced Across Industries By: Jordan R. Silversmith Earlier this … Continue Reading

Token Litigation Cases Reach Milestones, Stablecoins and CBDCs Gain Attention, CFTC Approves Guidelines for ‘Actual Delivery’ of Virtual Currency

In this issue: • Telegram, Kik and Tezos Cases Reach Milestones in Blockchain Token Litigation • Stablecoins and Central Bank Digital Currencies Gain Attention • CFTC Approves Guidelines for Delivery of Virtual Currencies, Web Browser Integrates Cryptocurrency Trading Telegram, Kik and Tezos Cases Reach Milestones in Blockchain Token Litigation By Teresa Goody Guillén and Robert … Continue Reading

Multiple Blockchain Enterprise and Crypto Payment Initiatives Announced, New Crypto AML Rules in Canada and Singapore, DOJ Enforcement Continues

In this issue: • Blockchain Traceability Developments for Automobile, Pharma and Art Industries • Blockchain Identity and Privacy Solution Developments, Ethereum Used to Avoid Censors • Blockchain Payment Initiatives Introduced in India, Latin America, Thailand and US • New Cryptocurrency Anti-Money Laundering Rules Announced in Canada and Singapore • DOJ Prosecutes Crypto Crimes, Analysis of … Continue Reading

New Blockchain Enterprise Initiatives in US, New Blockchain and Crypto Regulations in South Korea and France, Enforcement Actions Continue in US, Japan and Australia

In this issue: • New Enterprise Initiatives for Ethereum, Hyperledger, Aviation and Clothing • New Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Regulations in South Korea and France • Cryptocurrency Enforcement Actions in U.S., Japan and Australia New Enterprise Initiatives for Ethereum, Hyperledger, Aviation and Clothing By: Simone O. Otenaike Last week, one of the world’s largest technology firms, … Continue Reading

Blockchain Supply Chain Pilots Expand, Securities Settlement Platform Goes Live, OCC Enters Into Consent Order With NY Bank for Crypto Violations

In this issue: • Interest in Blockchain-Based Supply-Chain Initiatives Continues to Swell • Blockchain Securities Settlement Platform Goes Live, Crypto Payment Solutions Expand • NY Bank Enters Consent Order for Crypto AML Violations as Crypto Threats Continue Interest in Blockchain-Based Supply-Chain Initiatives Continues to Swell By: Veronica Reynolds Interest in blockchain-based supply-chain initiatives continues to … Continue Reading

Making Sense of the Telegram Case

Multiple Parties Weigh In as the Courts Consider Whether a Blockchain Token Is a Security Overview of the Telegram Case Telegram, a global messaging platform, was founded by Russian brothers Nikolai and Pavel Durov in 2013.[1] The platform is popular among cryptocurrency enthusiasts because of its libertarian roots, emphasis on privacy[2] and its group-chat feature, … Continue Reading

Navy Awards Blockchain Contract, Crypto Loyalty Programs Advance, Australia Releases Blockchain Strategy, US Warns on Crypto AML and Continues Enforcement

In this issue: • Blockchain Enterprise Applications Continue to Emerge Across Industries • Crypto Loyalty Rewards, Custody and Stablecoin Initiatives; Equity Swap on Blockchain • Anti-Money Laundering a Global Concern; Australia Releases Blockchain Road Map • Enforcement Agencies Prosecute Crypto Fraud Schemes and Dark Market Actors Blockchain Enterprise Applications Continue to Emerge Across Industries By: … Continue Reading

Blockchain Developments in Food Safety, Ethical Sourcing, Financial Services, Social Media and Trading Platforms; DOJ Continues Actions Against Crypto Crimes

In this issue: • Blockchain Enterprise Solutions Aim to Improve Safety and Address Ethical Sourcing Concerns • Financial Services and Social Media Firms Integrate Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies, US Marshalls to Auction 4,040 Bitcoins • US and Foreign Firms Announce Blockchain Trading Platforms and Tokenized Securities • DOJ Continues Enforcement Actions Targeting Cryptocurrency Crimes Blockchain Enterprise … Continue Reading

New Blockchain Solutions, Crypto Products, Regulations and Licenses; 51% Attack Hits, Insurer Traces Ransomware Payment, Crypto Crimes Report Published

In this issue: • Solutions Debut for Wine, Farming Data, Media Authenticity and Credentialing • Blockchain Platforms and Crypto Exchanges Launch Products, Announce Developments • Foreign Regulators Issue New Regulations and Licenses, WEF Launches Consortium • Alleged BTC-e Operator Extradited, Insurer Traces Ransomware Payment, 51% Attack Reported, Crypto Crimes Report Published Solutions Debut for Wine, … Continue Reading

Foreign Regulators Issue Approvals and Guidance, SEC Enforcement Continues, Blockchain Trade Groups File Amicus Briefs, Reports Detail Terrorist Financing Risks

In this issue: • New Approvals From European and Thai Regulators, Canada and WEF Publish Guidance • SEC Targets ICOs, IRS Updates Crypto FAQs, UK Tax Agency Seeks Blockchain Analytics Tool • Chamber of Digital Commerce and Blockchain Association Weigh In on SEC v. Telegram • Reports Address Cryptocurrency Terrorist Financing Risks New Approvals From … Continue Reading

New Blockchain Patents, Crypto Mining Expands in US and Russia, French ICO Approved Under New Law, DOJ and INTERPOL Enforcement Actions

In this issue: • Patents Granted to Blockchain Payments Firms, Crypto Mining Expands in Texas and Russia • First ICO Is Approved Under New French Law, New Crypto Bill Is Introduced in US • DOJ Prosecutes Crypto Dark Markets, INTERPOL Fights Crypto Mining Malware • Lawsuit Alleges Legal Malpractice Related to Crypto-Assets Deemed Securities, SEC … Continue Reading

Blockchain Pilots Advance Across Manufacturing, Food, Pharma, Grant Management and Capital Markets Industries, Multiple Crypto Enforcement Actions in US

In this issue: • Blockchain Solutions Advance in Manufacturing, Food, Pharma and Grant Management • Marco Polo Network Completes Pilot, Banks Make Crypto Moves, Bitcoin Futures Launch • Multiple US Enforcement Actions for ICOs, Dark Web Sales, Fraud and SIM Swapping • Reports Detail Crypto Hacks, Ransomware, Dark Markets and Crypto Fraud Schemes Blockchain Solutions … Continue Reading

Blockchain Developments: Crypto Custody and Payments, Supply Chain Pilots, Regulation and Enforcement

In this issue: • Cryptocurrency Custody, Payments and Mining Initiatives Announced • Blockchain Provenance and Authentication Solutions Emerging in Food and Manufacturing Markets • Recent Global Regulatory Developments in Digital Assets • U.S. and International Enforcement Agencies Take Action Against Crypto Crimes • Crypto Tax Update: Foreign Accounts, Like-Kind Exchanges, Software Uptick Cryptocurrency Custody, Payments … Continue Reading

Shipping Firms Pilot Blockchain, New Crypto Payment Gateways and Products, Wyoming Announces Crypto Custody Rules

In this issue: • Shipping Firms, DHS and Wine Merchants Participate in Blockchain Pilots • Crypto Payment Gateways Announced, Multimillion-Dollar Property Sold for Bitcoin • Developments in Cryptocurrency Custody Providers, Banks and New Product Offerings • Enforcement Updates From US and Dutch Agencies Shipping Firms, DHS and Wine Merchants Participate in Blockchain Pilots By: Simone … Continue Reading

Industry Token Standards Published, Supply Chain Pilots Expand, Foreign Crypto Guidance Issued, US Enforcement Actions Continue

In this issue: • Token Taxonomy Framework Published, Blockchain Supply Chain Pilots Expand • Stellar Burns Tokens, New Cryptocurrency Market Data and Studies Released • Blockchain Startup Receives Transfer Agent License, UK and Hong Kong Issue Crypto Guidance Enforcement • Multiple US Agencies Bring Enforcement Actions, Report Describes North Korea Crypto Sanctions Evasion Token Taxonomy … Continue Reading

Blockchain Pilots Move Forward in Food Supply Chain, Land Registries and Buying Coffee with Crypto; Regulators Grant Approvals and Continue Enforcement

In this issue: • Coffee Conglomerate Set to Accept Bitcoin in 2020 as Cryptocurrency Adoption Continues to Rise • Blockchain Capital Markets Firms Achieve New Approvals in US and Abroad • Blockchains Take Another Bite Into Food Tracking; Land Registry Pilot Takes Off in Latin America • US Agencies Join Global Innovation Network, Crypto Enforcement … Continue Reading

Blockchain Pilots from US Treasury, Seafood Providers, Voting Systems; Global Regulators Address Stablecoin Risks

In this issue: • US Treasury Announces Blockchain Pilot, Major Bitcoin Mining Facility Launches in Texas, Foreign Crypto Exchange Developments • More Blockchain Solutions for Food Safety and Telecom; Utah Voting Pilot Expands • Regulators Address Stablecoins, CFTC and IRS Rules; Telegram Network Postponed • New Crypto-Mining Malware Discovered in Audio Files US Treasury Announces … Continue Reading

Multiple Enterprise Blockchain Applications Announced, SEC and CFTC Issue Guidance and Enforcement Actions

In this issue: • Blockchains on Broadway, Smart Contracts Make Headway, Food Supply Chain and Health Applications Continue • CFTC Says Ether Is a Commodity, Crypto Trading and Payments Markets Expand • Federal Agencies Warn on AML and Bring Civil Actions; DOJ Brings Down Darknet Site Blockchains on Broadway, Smart Contracts Make Headway, Food Supply … Continue Reading
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