Ireland’s Department of Finance has proposed the creation of a blockchain working group to help form cohesive regulation across government agencies.
This week local Japanese news outlets report that the exchange Coincheck, who suffered from a $530Mn USD loss of the cryptocurrency NEM, is facing a class action lawsuit. Reports detail that 132 Coincheck customers have banded together asking for a refund of 228 million yen ($2Mn). Also read: Digital Currency Group Welcomes Bitcoin-Friendly Bank to the […]
The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued a blockchain report aimed to assist businesses considering adopting the technology.
Just recently news.Bitcoin.com reported on the company Metropolitan Bank Holding Corp (NYSE: MCB) allegedly ceasing international cryptocurrency transfers. The bank is well known for being called the “Bitcoin Bank” and responded today to “erroneous statements” made by the media. Also read: French Entrepreneur’s Case to Overturn the Bitlicense Dismissed Various Reports State the ‘Bitcoin Bank’ Allegedly […]
The U.K.’s House of Lords has released a report highlighting the opportunities for distributed ledger technologies across government services.
The European Parliament has released a research paper that touts blockchain in the prevention of odometer fraud or “clocking.”
EU Commission has released a report titled ‘Blockchain in Education’ that explains on potentials of the nascent technology in the education industry.
More than 26,000 new projects related to blockchain were created on code repository GitHub last year, according to data collected by Deloitte.
The financial services division of Japan’s SBI Group has revealed plans to move deeper into the world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain.
The U.K.Treasury has stated in a report that cryptocurrencies like bitcoin pose “low risk” for terrorist financing and money laundering.
Europol has for the first time released a cybercrime report examining the growing popularity of zcash, monero and ethereum on the darknet.
Distributed ledgers could help update ageing central banking systems, says a new report, but issuing cryptocurrencies will be a more complex affair.
Following the recent ransomware fiasco and multiple traders from a variety of U.S. states arrested for bitcoin related money laundering charges two senators have introduced a new bill to regulate these activities. The legislation submitted last week aims to classify bitcoin as a monetary instrument in the 2017 ‘Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act.’ […]
Moody’s predicts that blockchain will disrupt the post-trade side of the securities business, but perhaps not in the way you think. Source
In a new report, bank consortium R3 compares two competing concepts for moving fiat currency to a blockchain or distributed ledger. Source