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UNICEF Launches Crypto Fund, Class Action Alleges Price Manipulation, US Enforcement Continues, More Ransomware and Hacks

In this issue: • Crypto and Blockchain Capital Markets News From UNICEF, Europe and Hong Kong • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Payment Applications Introduced Across Jurisdictions • Class-Action Suit Filed Against Bitfinex/Tether, US Enforcement Actions Continue • Incidents of Ransomware, Cryptocurrency Hacks and Malware Continue Crypto and Blockchain Capital Markets News From UNICEF, Europe and Hong … Continue Reading

Alert: IRS Issues New Guidance and FAQs on Virtual Currencies

On Oct. 9, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued additional guidance regarding the taxation of cryptocurrency. The guidance comes more than five years after the IRS issued Notice 2014-21, the first and, until now, only official guidance regarding cryptocurrency. Revenue Ruling 2019-24 (the Revenue Ruling) reaffirms that virtual currency is treated as property and does … Continue Reading

Blockchain Announcements in Supply Chain, Genomics, IoT, Trade Finance and Bitcoin Futures; More SEC ICO Enforcement

In this issue: • From Cattle to Coffee to Cannabis: Enterprises Continue to Test Blockchain Supply Chain Solutions • Enterprise Report Published, New Pilots Announced for Copyright, Genomics and IoT • Financial Institutions Continue Blockchain Pilots, Physical Bitcoin Futures Launch • SEC Brings Charges for ICO Fraud, DOJ Indicts Hackers, Regulatory Reports Published From Cattle … Continue Reading

Interbank Settlement Initiative and Crypto Payment Solutions Expand, SEC and International Enforcement Actions Continue

In this issue: • Blockchain Developments in Interbank Settlement, Capital Markets, Cryptocurrency Payments • Multiple SEC Enforcement Actions, New Treasury Sanctions, More Crypto-Mining Malware Detected • International Crypto Developments: Tax, FATF Compliance, Enforcement Actions Blockchain Developments in Interbank Settlement, Capital Markets, Cryptocurrency Payments By: Robert A. Musiala Jr. According to reports this week, a major … Continue Reading

Blockchain Continues to Disrupt Across Industries, Cryptocurrency Services Expand, Malware Threats Identified

In this issue: • Blockchain Clearing, Settlement, Custody and Capital Markets Developments • Cryptocurrency Exchanges and Payment Applications Continue to Expand Services • Blockchain Pilots for Mortgages, Recycling, Supply Chain and Digital Identity • Cryptomining Malware Found in Study Materials, Other Malware Uses Bitcoin to Proliferate Blockchain Clearing, Settlement, Custody and Capital Markets Developments By: … Continue Reading

Blockchain for Beer Advertising and the Air Force, DOJ Tackles Crypto Crimes, More Payment Initiatives Announced

In this issue: • Blockchain Applications for Beer Advertising, Hotel Booking and the U.S. Air Force • Traditional and Emerging Blockchain Payments Firms Receive Licenses, Complete Pilots • Multiple Enforcement Actions Against Crypto Crimes, Order Issued in Billion-Dollar Bitcoin Lawsuit • Hackers Wreaking Havoc in the Crypto Space Blockchain Applications for Beer Advertising, Hotel Booking … Continue Reading

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

Crypto Exchange and Payment Solutions Expand, New UK Guidance Issued, US Enforcement Actions Continue

In this issue: • Cryptocurrency Exchange and Payment Solutions Continue to Expand • New UK Guidance Published, Licenses Received by Cryptocurrency Firms Across Globe • Cryptocurrency Enforcement Actions Continue From IRS and DOJ Cryptocurrency Exchange and Payment Solutions Continue to Expand By: Nicholas C. Mowbray This week, Blockchain.com, a London-based supplier of digital wallets, announced … 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 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

New Blockchain Solutions Announced Across Industries, Multiple Crypto Enforcement Actions Announced Across Jurisdictions

In this issue: • Banks Announce Blockchain Initiatives, Stablecoins Launch, France Passes New Law • Reports Detail Blockchain Solutions Across Industries, Provide New Data on Growth • New Reports Provide Details on Hacks, Ransomware and Criminal Use of Bitcoin • Enforcement Actions Involving Cryptocurrency Continue in US and Abroad • New York Attorney General Announces … 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

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
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