US Gov’t Sanctions First Bitcoin Addresses

The U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has taken action against two Iranian ransomware “facilitators.” The actions include publishing the perp’s cryptocurrency wallet addresses, and warning the cryptocurrency and financial communities that anyone transacting with the accused could be subject to secondary sanctions. Involvement in the SamSam Ransomware Attacks The OFAC stated that the […]

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After Midterm Elections, ‘Experts’ Vehemently Oppose Blockchain Voting

After this week’s highly-fraught midterm elections, some commentators believe that blockchain is more useless than ever for voting. After Tuesday’s crucial midterm elections, commentators — many of them academics and researchers — reinforced the importance of traditional voting methods, offering a strong critique blockchain. Midterm Voices   NBC’s Jasmin Boyce reported on a number of voices that […]

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Pro-Bitcoin Congressman Jared Polis is Colorado’s New Governor

U.S. Representative Jared Polis, known for his favorable attitudes towards cryptocurrency and blockchain, will become Colorado’s next governor after defeating Walker Stapleton. U.S. Representative Jared Polis (D-CO), who has made headlines for his pro-cryptocurrency and blockchain stances, has defeated Colorado state Treasurer Walker Stapleton to become the new governor. Governor-elect Polis has become well-known across […]

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Japan Allows Cryptocurrency Industry To Regulate Itself

Japan has given formal approval for its cryptocurrency industry to regulate itself, the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) confirmed October 24. JVCEA Can Police Exchanges In a significant development for the country, regulators opted to allow the JVCEA to ensure cryptocurrency exchanges followed legal requirements, a statement reads. Under the deal, the body will also have […]

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Malta To United Nations: Cryptocurrency Is ‘Inevitable Future Of Money’

The prime minister of Malta, Joseph Muscat, told the United Nations that cryptocurrency is “the inevitable future of money” on September 27 — reiterating his faith in Blockchain technology.  The ‘Blockchain Island’ Reveals Its Cards Speaking at the organization’s 73rd General Debate, Muscat, who has presided over Malta’s official pivot to become a so-called ‘Blockchain […]

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India: Crypto Ban Sees First Casualties as ZebPay Closes Doors

ZebPay officially announced that it was forced to stop activity due to legal and regulatory obstacles.  ‘Curb on Bank Accounts … Crippled Our Ability’” Indian exchange Zebpay’s announcement came via Medium less than a month after they informed customers they will halt fiat transactions. On September 4th, the exchange’s blog relayed that the company will refund users the […]

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Research Attempts to Uncover Political Leanings of Crypto Community

Although Bitcoin is inherently neutral, its influence is becoming increasingly pervasive in U.S. political spheres. This phenomenon is triggering researchers to try to identify the dominant political ideology of the cryptocurrency community. What is the Prevalent Political Ideology of the Crypto Community? Bitcoin’s neutral and democratic nature is one of its primary virtues. As such, […]

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Pantera Capital CEO Says Investors ‘Overreacting’ to Bitcoin ETF Delay

Dan Morehead, CEO of Pantera Capital, calls for calm in light of the delayed SEC decision on Bitcoin ETF. In a continuing saga between investors and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Dan Morehead calls for long-term thinking. This assurance comes amidst a tumultuous affair involving legislators, regulators, and investors alike. 10,000 Years? According to CNBC, […]

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