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Institutions Adopt Cryptocurrencies, CFTC Warns on Smart Contracts, “Crypto-sweep” Continues

In this issue: • Cryptocurrency Capital Markets Announcements by Institutional and Startup Firms • Public and Private Blockchain Pilots Announced, CFTC Warns on Smart Contracts • Crack Down on ICOs Continues, U.S. Marshals Prepare to Auction Seized Bitcoin Cryptocurrency Capital Markets Announcements by Institutional and Startup Firms By: Jordan R. Silversmith On Oct. 15, a … Continue Reading

Blockchain Developments: Government, Wine, Journalism, Asset-Backed Tokens, SEC Enforcement and More

In this issue: • U.S. and International Governments Address Smart Ports, Smart Cities, and Cryptocurrencies • Blockchain Enterprise Developments in Wine, Journalism, Real Estate and Mining • Blockchain Tokens Backed by Real-World Assets Appear to Grow in Popularity • SEC Enforcement Actions Announced, New Data on Cryptocurrency Hacks Published U.S. and International Governments Address Smart … Continue Reading

Global Blockchain Developments in Enforcement, Payments, ICOs and Enterprise

In this issue: • Cryptocurrency Enforcement Actions Continue Across the Globe • Multiple Blockchain Announcements for Asset-Backed Tokens, Payments and Exchanges • Lawmakers Seek Clarity on ICOs as New Research Is Published • Enterprise Developments: Blockchain Interoperability, Supply Chain, Identity and More Cryptocurrency Enforcement Actions Continue Across the Globe By: Panida A. Pollawit  On Friday, … Continue Reading

Blockchain Applications for Enterprise and Payments Evolve, New Legislation Proposed, Mining Malware Surges and a Bitcoin Bug Is Fixed

In this issue: • Blockchain Initiatives Pursue Solutions for Refugees, Voting, Smart Cities, Defense and Food Safety • Cryptocurrency Legal Developments: Tax, Proposed Legislation, AML and CFTC • Enforcement Actions Continue, Cryptomining Malware Surges, Token Values Fall • Blockchain Payments Products Advance, Investments Continue and a Bitcoin Bug Is Fixed Blockchain Initiatives Pursue Solutions for … Continue Reading

Blockchain Developments: NY AG Issues Report, Major Japanese Exchange Hacked, Global Attitudes Diverge and Use Cases for Social Good Emerge

In this issue: • New York Attorney General Issues Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative Report • Major Hack of Japanese Exchange, Multiple U.S. Enforcement Actions • Blockchain Capital Markets Solutions Advance, Global Regulations Diverge • Blockchain Use Cases for the Environment, Digital Identity and State Initiatives New York Attorney General Issues Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative Report … Continue Reading

Stablecoins Launch in US Amid Multiple Securities Enforcement Actions and Bid to Repurpose DoD Data Center for Cryptocurrency Mining

In this issue: • Stablecoins Launch in US as New Data Cites Drop in ICO Funding • SEC and FINRA Issue First-of-Their-Kind Enforcement Actions • Blockchain Enterprise Developments: Mining, Digital Identities and Food Supply Chain • Cryptocurrencies Continue to Enter Traditional Areas of Financial Crimes  Stablecoins Launch in US as New Data Cites Drop in … Continue Reading

Blockchain Developments: Payments, Capital Markets, Enterprise and Patents

In this issue: • Payments and Capital Markets Blockchain Developments Continue to Progress • Industry and Government Continue to Champion Blockchain Pilots • Newly Released List Ranks Companies with the Most Blockchain Patent Filings Payments and Capital Markets Blockchain Developments Continue to Progress By: Jonathan D. Blattmachr This week saw several blockchain-related developments in the payments … Continue Reading

Blockchain Capital Markets Offerings and Executive Attitudes Evolve, Threats Continue

In this issue: • New Blockchain Trading Platforms and Capital Markets Offerings Announced • Blockchain Executive Surveys Released, More Pilots and Investments Announced • Update: Cryptocurrency Cybercrimes and ICO Enforcement Actions • John McAfee’s ‘Unhackable’ Cryptocurrency Wallet Hacked New Blockchain Trading Platforms and Capital Markets Offerings Announced By: Jaime B. Petenko Recently, it was reported … Continue Reading

U.S. Customs Pilots Blockchain, SEC Rejects Bitcoin ETFs, Government Investments and Enforcement Actions Continue

In this issue: • U.S. Customs Pilots Blockchain for Supply Chain as Private Sector Pilots Continue • The SEC Rejects Bitcoin ETFs; New Exchanges and Services Announced Abroad • Governments Worldwide Continue to Invest in Blockchain Projects • Enforcement Actions Continue in U.S. and Abroad as Industry Begins to Self-Regulate U.S. Customs Pilots Blockchain for … Continue Reading

New Investments and Capital Markets Products, New Crimes and Enforcement Actions

In this issue: • Capital Markets Firsts for Blockchain Include Bonds, Security Tokens, Exchange Traded Notes • Cryptocurrency Cybercrimes and Enforcement Actions Continue • Blockchain Investment Continues as Businesses Expand Operations  Capital Markets Firsts for Blockchain Include Bonds, Security Tokens, Exchange Traded Notes By: Jaime B. Petenko According to an Aug. 10, 2018, press release, … Continue Reading

Buying Coffee with Bitcoin, Tracking Ships with Blockchain, Fighting Financial Crimes and Litigating ICOs

In this issue: • New Solutions Seek to Bring Cryptocurrencies Closer to Mainstream • Blockchain Developments for Shipping, Food, Pharmaceuticals and Diamonds • Cryprocurrency Scams and Enforcement Actions Perpetuate Uncertainty • Analysis: Tezos Securities Class Action Survives Motion to Dismiss New Solutions Seek to Bring Cryptocurrencies Closer to Mainstream By: Jaime B. Petenko This past … Continue Reading

Blockchain Developments: Food Supply Chain, Bitcoin ETPs, ICOs and Tech Adoption

In this issue: • Multiple Pilots Drive Momentum for Leveraging Blockchain in the Food Supply Chain • SEC Rejects Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust, Commissioner Dissents • New Reports Detail ICO Scrutiny and Seek to Provide Clarity • Blockchain Adoption Continues in Both Institutional and Startup Environments Multiple Pilots Drive Momentum for Leveraging Blockchain in the Food … Continue Reading

Blockchain Continues to Disrupt Banking, Capital Markets, Enterprise … and Crime

In this issue: • New Blockchain Solutions Emerge in Banking, Trade Finance and Payment Processing • More Blockchain Enterprise Solutions Announced • Blockchain Continues Heavy Influence on Capital Markets • Update on Cryptocurrency Cybercrimes and Enforcement Actions New Blockchain Solutions Emerge in Banking, Trade Finance and Payment Processing By: Robert A. Musiala Jr. Blockchain continues … Continue Reading

Blockchain Investments and Pilots Continue, Enforcement Actions Persist

In this issue: • Public and Private Sectors Continue to Invest in Blockchain • Businesses Continue Investment in Blockchain Enterprise Solutions • Financial Services Sector Continues to Integrate Blockchain Amid Promise and Challenges • Enforcement Update: DOJ and Other Agencies Seize $20 Million in Cryptocurrencies Public and Private Sectors Continue to Invest in Blockchain By Simone O. Otenaike Earlier … Continue Reading

Blockchain Developments: U.S. Government, Criminal Actors, Advertising, Financial Services

In this issue: • U.S. Government Seeks to Leverage Blockchain, Issues Reporting Guidance • Cyberhacks and Enforcement Actions Continue Relentlessly • Consumer Products Firms Announce Blockchain Advertising Pilots • Financial Firms Continue to Pursue Cryptocurrency Initiatives U.S. Government Seeks to Leverage Blockchain, Issues Reporting Guidance By: Simone O. Otenaike Government agencies in the U.S. and … Continue Reading

This Week in Blockchain: Market Manipulation, ICO Taxation, Enterprise Solution Rollouts, and International Developments

In this issue: • Price Manipulation Suspicions and Hacks Drive Market Volatility • Tax Implications of Initial Coin Offering Events May Be Enormous • Enterprise-backedBlockchain Rollouts Continue to Gain Steam • Foreign Regulatory and Market Environment Continues to Evolve Rapidly   Price Manipulation Suspicions and Hacks Drive Market Volatility By Stephanie N. Malaska Recent events … Continue Reading

Five Things Blockchain Firms Need to Know About the GDPR

We’re witnessing the convergence, and perhaps the collision, of two powerful new forces in data privacy: the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the emergence of blockchain based privacy solutions. These two forces share similar fundamental principles, such as individual control over personal information and data minimization, and blockchain may very well offer … Continue Reading

Governments, Ad Industry Explore Use Cases; Blockchain Firms Seek Financial Licenses

In this issue: • Governments Experiment With Blockchain for Elections, Banking and Visa Applications • Advertising, Entertainment Industries Continue Investment in Blockchain • Changing Approaches to Crypto Regulatory Licensing Governments Experiment With Blockchain for Elections, Banking, and Visa Applications By: Panida A. Pollawit Governments around the world are seeking to harness blockchain to improve the … Continue Reading

Maersk Pilot Goes Live, Cyberthefts and Enforcement Actions Continue Across Globe

In this issue: • New Waters Charted for Blockchain in Marine Insurance • Cyber-hacks Continue to Plague Cryptocurrency Industry • New Enforcement Actions in the U.S. and Abroad New Waters Charted for Blockchain in Marine Insurance By: John C. McIlwee In a first-of-its-kind blockchain-enabled solution for the marine hull insurance industry, Insurwave promises to automate manual processes … Continue Reading

Blockchain Trends and Developments: Custody, Supply Chain and Governance

In this issue: • Blockchain for Supply Chain: SAP, FedEx See Opportunities • Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Presents New Blockchain Standards • Cryptocurrency Custody: Security on the Blockchain Scales Up  Blockchain for Supply Chain: SAP, FedEx See Opportunities By: Robert A. Musiala Jr. Established firms in the U.S. and abroad continue to move forward with initiatives … Continue Reading

SEC Investigations in the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Industry

In the latest in a seemingly endless stream of U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC or the Commission) pronouncements on cryptocurrency and blockchain regulation and enforcement, on March 7, 2018, the Commission warned investors about investing in “potentially unlawful” digital tokens that function like securities, and stated that some platforms are assets that may be … Continue Reading
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