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FDA Launches DSCSA Pilot Project Program, Supports Use of Blockchain Technology

On Feb. 7, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a press release and on the following day published an accompanying notice in the Federal Register announcing a Pilot Project Program Under the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA Pilot Project Program). According to the press release, the FDA “is invested in exploring … Continue Reading

Blockchain Applications Advance for Healthcare and Payments, CFTC Prioritizes Cryptocurrencies, QuadrigaCX Saga Continues

In this issue: • Blockchain Initiatives in Healthcare and Other Industries Target Data Integrity, Speed and Analytics • Blockchain Payment Systems Announced by Major Banks and Online Payment Processors • Forthcoming SEC Guidance Confirmed, Initiatives Continue at Banks and Cryptocurrency Exchanges • CFTC Makes Cryptocurrency a Priority, Foreign Agencies Take Enforcement Action • QuadrigaCX Saga … Continue Reading

Supply Chain Pilots Advance, Bitcoin Decentralization Improves, Hacks Continue, Foreign Regulations Evolve

In this issue: • Blockchain Pilots for Supply Chain and Land Titles, Improved Analytics, and Decentralization • Blockchain Capital Markets Initiatives Continue Across the Globe • Canadian Exchange Claims Lost ‘Cold Storage’ Funds Amid Fraud Allegations • Scams, Hacks and Illicit Financing: Blockchain Threats Continue to Abound • SIM Swapping Hackers Convicted, Philippines Introduces New … Continue Reading

A Bid for a US Publicly Traded Crypto Exchange, Institutional Investments, International Regulatory and Enforcement Actions

In this issue: • 2018 Cryptocurrency Recap, Developments in Cryptocurrency Exchanges and Payment Providers • New Blockchain Capital Markets Platforms Announced With Institutional Investment • Are Crypto Regulations Getting Tighter or Looser? Depends About Where You’re Asking • The Curious Case of Cryptopia, and Updates on Threats and Enforcement Actions 2018 Cryptocurrency Recap, Developments in … Continue Reading

Blockchain for NASA and IoT, Developments in Crypto Products and Payments, Cryptocurrency Exchange Hacked

In this issue: • The Blockchain Effect: NASA, IoT, Supply Chain and State Initiatives • Blockchain Announcements From Traditional Financial Institutions and Emerging Platforms • Cryptocurrency Exchanges and Payment Providers Announce New Products • Cryptocurrency Exchange Hacked, Crypto-Malware and Wallet Vulnerabilities Exposed • International Regulators Target Cryptocurrency Exchanges, ICOs and Tax Compliance • Tax Analysis: … Continue Reading

New Blockchain Products, an FBI Raid, the $11 Billion Bitcoin Case, Hackers Strike With a 51 Percent Attack and Crypto Tax Analysis

In this issue: • New Cryptocurrency Financial Products and Platforms Announced • An FBI Raid, the $11 Billion Bitcoin Case, and Other Enforcement and Regulatory Actions in the U.S. and Abroad • Hackers Strike With 51 Percent Attack and Crypto-Mining Malware • Tax Analysis: Token Taxonomy Act Would Allow Tax-Free Exchanges of Virtual Currencies • … Continue Reading

Blockchain Patents and Patient Data Pilots, Capital Markets Movements, Mining Malware, and More

In this issue: • Blockchain Enterprise Developments in Food Supply Chain, Patient Data, Patents, Mobile Devices and More • Regulation, Investment and a Bad Week for Bitcoin: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Capital Markets Developments • Global Regulatory Consensus Beginning to Take Shape; Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Evolves  Blockchain Enterprise Developments in Food Supply Chain, Patient Data, Patents, … Continue Reading

NY BitLicense Approval, Blockchain for Energy Commodities, CFTC Enforcement, Advertising Use Cases and More

In this issue: • New BitLicense Approval, Stablecoin Developments and BAT on Coinbase • Blockchain Platform for Energy Commodities Announced in U.S., Restrictions Ease in Foreign Markets • CFTC and State Securities Enforcement, Litigation Developments and Fraud Schemes • More Blockchain Uses for Digital Advertisers, Software Licensees and Marine Insurers New BitLicense Approval, Stablecoin Developments … Continue Reading

Blockchain Developments: Bitcoin ATMs, Token Listings, Voting Pilots, Shipping Competition, Global Enforcement, Tax and More

In this issue: • NY DFS Grants License to Bitcoin ATM Operator, Exchanges Make Announcements • Capital Markets Developments in Regulatory Guidance, Value of ICO Offerings and Banking • Blockchain Pilots for Voting and Supply Chain, Global Shipping Business Network Challenges TradeLens • Multiple Enforcement Actions in US and Abroad Seek to Quell Blockchain Industry … Continue Reading

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
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