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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

Bitcoin Fund Completes Offering, Major US Bank Opens Accounts for Crypto Exchanges, DOD Awards Blockchain R&D Contract, IRS Enlists Crypto Contractors

In this issue: • Bitcoin Fund Completes Offering, Ether Futures Launch, Crypto Funds Report Published • Major US Bank Opens Accounts for Crypto Exchanges, Trade Finance Solution Expands • Seafood Value Chains and DOD Data Integrity: Blockchain Enterprise Developments • Telegram Cancels TON Blockchain, IRS Enlists Contractors to Evaluate Crypto Taxes Bitcoin Fund Completes Offering, … 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

Digital Asset Platforms Evolve, Token Models Confront Complexities, WEF Issues Blockchain Toolkit, Foreign Crypto Crimes Uncovered, AML Solution Launched

In this issue: • Digital Asset Marketplaces Evolve in US, Japan and Switzerland • Blockchain Token Models Confront Legal Complexities in US Filings and Court Cases • WEF Issues Blockchain Toolkit, New Enterprise Solutions Announced • Foreign Police Uncover Crypto Crimes, Analytics Firm Launches AML Solution for Banks • Tether Mints 160 Million USDT as … 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

Court Applies Single Scheme Theory To Grant the SEC’s Preliminary Injunction in Telegram Cryptocurrency Case

On March 24, Judge P. Kevin Castel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) motion for a preliminary injunction in the closely followed Telegram case. The preliminary injunction continues to prevent the delivery by Telegram Group Inc. and TON Issuer (collectively, Telegram) of … 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

Cryptocurrencies: Forensic Techniques to Meet the Challenge of New Fraud and Corruption Risks

Over the past 11 years, cryptocurrencies have slowly but steadily become more integrated with the mainstream financial system. Like any new technology, cryptocurrencies usher in advantages as well as risks. And as with any new technology, criminals and threat actors are often among the earliest adopters as they attempt to exploit those advantages and risks. … 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

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

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

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
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