Tag Archives: Bitcoin

US Firms Invest in Bitcoin; Blockchain Consortia Expand; Industry and Regulators Address Tech Standards, CBDCs, Crypto Investments, Enforcement, Stablecoins, Taxes

In this issue • Fintech Firm Brings $50 Million BTC on to Balance Sheet, Major CBDC Report Published • US Firms Announce Crypto Investment Initiatives, Crypto Fundraising Report Published • Blockchain Consortia Expand, Reports Detail Blockchain Standards and Economic Impact • US and Foreign Guidance Addresses Crypto Enforcement, Stablecoins, Taxes and More Fintech Firm Brings … Continue Reading

OCC Clarifies Status of Stablecoins, US Agencies Procure Blockchain Applications, Solutions Launch on Hedera Hashgraph and VeChain, DOJ Targets Darknet Markets

In this issue: • OCC Clarifies Status of Stablecoins, Registration Statement Filed for Network Token • US Government Procures Blockchain Solutions, Blockchain Patent Study Published • Hedera Hashgraph Transactions Pass Ethereum, VeChain Supports Food Traceability • DOJ Announces Major Enforcement Action Against Darknet Markets OCC Clarifies Status of Stablecoins, Registration Statement Filed for Network Token … Continue Reading

CBDC Test Platform Launches, Crypto Adoption Report Published; Air Force Awards Contract to Study Blockchain Applications; Past Bitcoin Code Vulnerabilities Disclosed

In this issue: • CBDC Testing Platform Launches, Crypto Adoption and Bitcoin Payment Options Grow • Air Force Awards Contract to Study Blockchain, Retailer Reports Successful Invoice Pilot • Hackers Demand $4 Million Bitcoin Ransom, Past Bitcoin Code Vulnerabilities Disclosed CBDC Testing Platform Launches, Crypto Adoption and Bitcoin Payment Options Grow By: Robert A. Musiala … Continue Reading

IRS Addresses Crypto Micropayments, Blockchain Shipping Platforms Expand, DOJ Ties North Korea Crypto Hacks to Chinese Traders, FBI Thwarts Plot Involving Bitcoin Bribe

In This Issue: • IRS Addresses Taxing Crypto Received in Microtasks, Swiss Enable Crypto Payments • Blockchain Shipping Platforms TradeLens and ShipChain Expand Networks • North Korean Crypto Hacks Laundered by Chinese; Crypto Compliance Tools Launch • FBI Thwarts Plot Tied to Bitcoin Bribe, Ethereum Classic Suffers 51% Attack IRS Addresses Taxing Crypto Received in … Continue Reading

IPO Using ERC20 Tokens Approved, Report Details APAC Bitcoin Trading Data, Quorum Is Sold/Acquired, Blockchain Initiatives for Coffee and NASA, Crypto Crimes Continue

In this issue: • Blockchain Used in IPO and ATS, Bitcoin Fund Announced, APAC Trade Data Published • Quorum Acquisition Announced, Blockchain Initiatives Launch for Coffee and NASA • Crypto Crimes Continue in Ransomware, Fraud, Wash Trading and Tax Evasion Schemes Blockchain Used in IPO and ATS, Bitcoin Fund Announced, APAC Trade Data Published By: … Continue Reading

Blockchain Payments Reports Published, Coffee and Shipping Industries Adopt Blockchain, SEC and CFTC Charge Blockchain App, Bitcoin Used in Social Media Hack

In this issue: • Monetary Authority of Singapore and World Bank Publish Blockchain Payments Reports • U.S. Coffee Brand and Foreign Shipping Ports Initiate Blockchain Solutions • SEC/CFTC Charge Blockchain App, DOJ Charges Allege Crypto Fraud Related to PPP • Hackers Use Bitcoin in Social Media Fraud, Research Highlights Crypto Threats Monetary Authority of Singapore … 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

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

New US Exchange Launches, India Court Rules in Favor of Crypto Exchanges, OFAC Adds 20 Bitcoin Addresses, DOJ Charges Chinese Nationals for Crypto Money Laundering

In this issue: • Exchanges Expand in US and Gibraltar; India Supreme Court Ruling Favors Industry • Crypto Custody Report Published, Power Plant Installs Mining Operation • 20 Bitcoin Addresses Added to OFAC List, DOJ Charges Detail $100 Million Crypto Hack • SEC Charges Actor Steven Seagal With Unlawful Touting of a Digital Asset Offering … Continue Reading

Blockchain Pilots Advance Across Manufacturing, Food, Pharma, Grant Management and Capital Markets Industries, Multiple Crypto Enforcement Actions in US

In this issue: • Blockchain Solutions Advance in Manufacturing, Food, Pharma and Grant Management • Marco Polo Network Completes Pilot, Banks Make Crypto Moves, Bitcoin Futures Launch • Multiple US Enforcement Actions for ICOs, Dark Web Sales, Fraud and SIM Swapping • Reports Detail Crypto Hacks, Ransomware, Dark Markets and Crypto Fraud Schemes Blockchain Solutions … 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

Blockchain Pilots from US Treasury, Seafood Providers, Voting Systems; Global Regulators Address Stablecoin Risks

In this issue: • US Treasury Announces Blockchain Pilot, Major Bitcoin Mining Facility Launches in Texas, Foreign Crypto Exchange Developments • More Blockchain Solutions for Food Safety and Telecom; Utah Voting Pilot Expands • Regulators Address Stablecoins, CFTC and IRS Rules; Telegram Network Postponed • New Crypto-Mining Malware Discovered in Audio Files US Treasury Announces … 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 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 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

New Crypto Products in U.S. and Abroad, Enterprise Pilots Announced, Data Published on Cryptocurrency Scams and Money Laundering

In this issue: • DFS Issues New BitLicenses, Corda Gains Integration Partners, New Stablecoin Launched • New Cryptocurrency Products, Increased Demand for Bitcoin Reported in Africa and Latin America • New Blockchain Pilots Address Worker Well-Being, Healthcare and Conflict Minerals • Startup Challenges SEC Enforcement Action, International Arrests and Exchange Cooperation • New Reports Provide … 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

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 Developments: Government and Transport Sector Solutions, Legislation, Payment Applications and Global Enforcement Actions

In this issue: • Blockchain Transport Applications, Public Sector Initiatives, Protocol and Market Developments • Capital Markets Initiatives Continue as US Congress Issues New Research and Two New Bills • Blockchain Payments Networks Evolve, New Cryptocurrency Exchange Lands in US • SEC Achieves Settlements, FATF Evaluates UK, Regulator Actions in Denmark and New Zealand • Tax Analysis: Securitized Tokens Backed … 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

Global Blockchain Developments: Zero-Knowledge Proofs on Ethereum, New Foreign Regulatory Frameworks, Continued Enforcement Actions

In this issue: • Supply Chain and Banking Pilots Expand, Zero-Knowledge Proofs Meet Ethereum • Cryptocurrency Exchange Announcements, Malta Blockchain Laws Take Effect • Global Developments in Enforcement, Regulatory Frameworks and Court Rulings Supply Chain and Banking Pilots Expand, Zero-Knowledge Proofs Meet Ethereum By: Jaime B. Petenko This week, a leading diamond mining company announced … Continue Reading
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