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Blockchain Financial and Capital Markets Initiatives, U.S. Enforcement Across Agencies, Ethereum Vulnerability Paper Published

In this issue: • Blockchain Capital Markets Platforms Achieve and File for Regulatory Approvals • New Initiatives by Cryptocurrency Exchanges, Payment Platforms and Financial Institutions • U.S. Enforcement Actions Continue from OFAC, SEC, DoJ and IRS • Study of Ethereum Vulnerabilities and Defenses Released, While Dusting and Mining Malware Attacks and Cryptojacking Continue Blockchain Capital … Continue Reading

ICO Enforcement Actions, Applications for Wine and Web Browsers, AML Analyses

In this issue: • Multiple ICO Enforcement Actions by SEC and State Regulators • Blockchain Applications for Enterprise Networks, Wine, Web Browsers and Drones • Blockchain Analytics Firms Publish Reports, Details Emerge on North Korea Investigation Multiple ICO Enforcement Actions by SEC and State Regulators  By: Robert A. Musiala Jr. This week the U.S. Securities … Continue Reading

SEC Issues No Action Letter, Pilots Announced Across Industries, U.S. Enforcement Agencies Remain Active

In this issue: • SEC Issues No-Action Letter, Financial Services Firms and Major Exchanges Make Moves, New Products Launched in Europe • New Pilots Announced for Voting, Autonomous Vehicles and Digital • Multiple U.S. Enforcement Actions Target Cryptocurrency Crimes SEC Issues No-Action Letter, Financial Services Firms and Major Exchanges Make Moves, New Products Launched in … Continue Reading

Crypto and Blockchain Markets Signal Growth Amid Regulator Skepticism, Hacks and Sanctions Warnings

In this issue: • Cryptocurrency Exchanges Obtain New Licenses Across Globe Amid Market Growth • Corporations Continue New Blockchain Pilots, New Market Projections Released • Libra Faces Skepticism, Virtual Commodity Organization Launches, French Law Set to Take Effect • Exchange Hacked, Analysts Warn on Sanctions, Miners Targeted in Iran and China Cryptocurrency Exchanges Obtain New … Continue Reading

Reg A+ Token Offerings Approved, Custody Guidance Issued, Supply Chain Pilots Announced, Regulators Take Action

In this issue: • SEC Issues Statement on Digital Asset Custody, Approves First Reg A+ Token Offerings • More Pilots Emerge for Food Supply Chain and Academic Records, Cargo Solutions Gain Momentum • US and International Regulatory Oversight of Cryptocurrency Poised for Expansion SEC Issues Statement on Digital Asset Custody, Approves First Reg A+ Token … Continue Reading

Capital Markets Integrate Crypto and Blockchain, New FATF Guidance, US City Pays Bitcoin Ransom and More

In this issue: • CFTC Approves Bitcoin DCM, New Bitcoin ETF Proposed, Crypto IRA and Blockchain Depository Receipts Introduced • Fintech Companies Expand Cryptocurrency Gateways, Analysis of Kin Token Published • FATF Releases New Cryptocurrency Guidance, International Arrests in Crypto Crimes • Exchange Hacks, US City Pays Bitcoin Ransom, Fraudulent Libra Sites Emerge CFTC Approves … Continue Reading

Details on Major New Cryptocurrency Announced, Enterprise Pilots and Enforcement Actions Continue

In this issue: • Libra Cryptocurrency Plans Released, Crypto Exchanges and Payment Options Expand • Blockchain Ripples Into Incumbent Financial Institutions in the U.S. and Abroad • Blockchain to Enhance Drug and Seafood Supply Chains, Energy and Insurance Sectors • U.S. Enforcement Actions Target Cryptocurrency Fraud Schemes and Darknet Markets • Details Emerge on QuadrigaCX … Continue Reading

New Data and Analysis on Crypto-Assets, Blockchain Enterprise Announcements, Various Cryptocurrency Hacks Reported

In this issue: • New Developments and Research on Crypto-Asset Market Activities • Blockchain Developments in Supply Chain, Patient Data and Energy • New Hacks, Old Hacks, Preventive Hacks and the World’s Largest CoinJoin New Developments and Research on Crypto-Asset Market Activities By: Robert A. Musiala Jr. According to data from Bitcoinity, in May 2019, … Continue Reading

Blockchain Developments: Cryptocurrencies, Enterprise Solutions, New Regulations, SEC Enforcement, Crypto-Mining Malware and More

In this issue: • Stablecoin Activity Heats Up, Bitcoin’s Speculation Problem and Other Payments News • Advancements in Blockchain Solutions for Pharma Supply Chain, Aircraft Parts, Insurance, Identity and Data Privacy • Crypto-Asset Regulatory Frameworks Develop in Europe, Japan, Australia and Malaysia • Cracking Down on Crypto Around the World • New Crypto-Mining Malware Attacks, … Continue Reading

Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Applications Gain Adoption, Enforcement Actions Continue

In this issue: • Established Firms Implement Cryptocurrency Payments, Blockchain Tracking and Data Management Systems • Unlicensed Money Transmitter Sentenced, P2P Exchange Retreats From Iran and a Benevolent 51% Attack • SEC Enforcement Actions Continue as New Cryptocurrency-Based Assets Launch Established Firms Implement Cryptocurrency Payments, Blockchain Tracking and Data Management Systems By: Diana J. Stern … Continue Reading

Race to Build Crypto Payment Systems and Blockchain Solutions Continues As Governments Continue to Fight Crypto Crimes

In this issue: • Industry Initiatives Indicate Growing Interest in Cryptocurrency Payments • Pilots Target Energy Grids and Garments, Blockchain Patent Race Continues • Enforcement Actions Against Cryptocurrency Crimes Continue Across the Globe Industry Initiatives Indicate Growing Interest in Cryptocurrency Payments By: Robert A. Musiala Jr. Late last week, Reuters reported that “[s]everal of the … Continue Reading

New Blockchain Solutions Debut Amid Enforcement Actions, New FinCEN Guidance and Warnings of ‘Blockchain Fatigue’

In this issue: • Blockchain Solutions for Supply Chain and Digital Identity Announced Despite Predictions of ‘Blockchain Fatigue’ • Blockchain Capital Markets Diversify Amid ICO Slumps; Regulators Issue New Warnings • FinCEN Issues Guidance, SIM Hackers Charged, Bitcoin Ransomware Traced to Sanctioned Countries Blockchain Solutions for Supply Chain and Digital Identity Announced Despite Predictions of … Continue Reading

New Blockchain Solutions Across Industries, Institutional Cryptocurrency Trading Announced, Major Cryptocurrency Exchange Is Hacked

• Supply Chain Initiatives Announced by Major Private and Public Sector Actors • New Blockchain Enterprise Applications Announced Across Industries • Cryptocurrency Products and Blockchain Systems Announced by Institutions and Startups • Major Exchange Hacked, Security Flaws Reported, Arrests by Department of Justice and Europol • Global Blockchain Survey Released Supply Chain Initiatives Announced by … Continue Reading

Exchanges Going Live, Supply Chain Initiatives Advance, Threats Continue as Arrests Target ‘Shadow Banking’

In this issue: • Cryptocurrency Exchanges Move Closer to Live Trading, New Stablecoins Announced • New Blockchain Initiatives Targeting Enterprise Use Announced • DoJ Arrests Operators of ‘Shadow Banking Services,’ Regulators Warn of Scams • Cyberattacks Target Cryptocurrencies, Threat Actors Employ Crypto Techniques • Tax Analysis: New Crypto Tax Tools Available, New Disclosure Category Added … Continue Reading

Manipulation Detected on ‘DEXes,’ Regulations Develop, Industry Initiatives Advance, Hacks, Money Laundering and Enforcement Continue

In this issue: • Academics Detect Manipulation on ‘DEXes’ as Cryptocurrency Trading Expands • New Tokenized Securities Announced; Global Regulatory Regimes Develop • Food Supply Chain Initiatives Grow, Government Spending Expected to Rise, Blockchain Enterprise Tools Released • Crypto-Mining Malware, Dark Market Money Laundering, SIM Swap Hacks and FinCEN Enforcement Academics Detect Manipulation on ‘DEXes’ … Continue Reading

Advancements in Blockchain-Powered Property Sales and Energy Grids; New Stablecoins, Payment Products and Enforcement Actions

In this issue: • Blockchain Property Records Trial Completed, Energy Grid Project Continues, New Patents Granted • New Stablecoins Announced, New BitLicense Granted, New Crypto Debit Card Launched • Blockchain Capital Markets Solutions Continue to Advance in US and Abroad • Cryptocurrency Enforcement Actions Continue in US and Asia Markets Blockchain Property Records Trial Completed, … Continue Reading

Bitcoin Spikes, SEC Issues Token Guidance, Exchange is Hacked, and More

In this issue: • Paying with Crypto: Where to Use Your Crypto and the Recent Surge in its Value • SEC Issues Digital Assets Guidance, Blockchain Regulations Evolve in U.S. and Abroad • South Korean Exchange is Hacked, Canadian Law Enforcement Takes Action, Sanctioned States Continue Cryptocurrency Use • Blockchain Developments for Telecoms, Food Supply … Continue Reading

Blockchain Announcements Across Industries, Cryptocurrency Exchanges Receive Approvals, More Regulatory Actions, More Hacks and Crypto Malware Attacks

In this issue: • Adoption of Blockchain Solutions Spreads Across Industries • New Cryptocurrency Exchanges Receive Approvals in US and Foreign Jurisdictions • Enforcement and Regulatory Actions by the US, FATF, Mexico, Finland and Switzerland • Hacking the Dragon; Lazarus Returns; and Other Cryptocurrency Threats Adoption of Blockchain Solutions Spreads Across Industries By: Alexandra Royal … Continue Reading

New Blockchain Payments Solutions, Business Applications, Investor Opportunities, Regulations and Malware Attacks

In this issue: • New Blockchain Payments Solutions Announced for Banks, Merchants and the Unbanked • Cryptocurrency Investors Bullish on New Opportunities Despite Risk and Uncertainty • Blockchain Applications Advance in Food Production, Transport, Recordkeeping, Contracting and Voting • Public and Private Sector Entities Address Blockchain Regulatory Environment • Cryptocurrency Threat Actors Attack Cloud Infrastructure, … Continue Reading

Blockchain Developments: Supply Chain, IDs, Financial Products, UN Warnings, Regulator Actions

In this issue: • New Blockchain Solutions Seek to Secure Tuna, Ports, Identity and Communications • Institutional Crypto Products and Blockchain Infrastructure Pilots Announced • Crypto Regulators Display Flexibility, Enforcement Agencies Flex Muscle • UN Addresses North Korea Crypto Hacks, Storage and Stablecoin Vulnerabilities Reported New Blockchain Solutions Seek to Secure Tuna, Ports, Identity and … Continue Reading

New Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Reporting Tools, International Developments, and Crypto Crime Reports

In this Issue: • New Cryptocurrencies Announced, Difficulties Integrating Crypto With Banks Persist • International Market Developments, New Blockchain Reporting Tools Announced • Updates on QuadrigaCX, New Reports on Crypto Crimes From Public and Private Sectors New Cryptocurrencies Announced, Difficulties Integrating Crypto With Banks Persist By: Simone O. Otenaike According to recent reports, a leading … Continue Reading

Blockchain Pilots Announced, Global Laws Evolve, Exchanges and Payment Processors Make News, Enforcement and Threats Continue

In this issue: • New Blockchain Projects Announced in Supply Chain and Digital Identity • Blockchain Legal Frameworks Continue to Evolve in the US and Abroad • Headlines From Bitcoin Payment Processors, Decentralized Exchanges and Tokenized Real Estate • More Guidance on ICO Tokens as Securities, Crypto Fraud and Hacked Bitcoins Returned • Cryptocurrency-Related Crime … Continue Reading

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
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