Those working for the executive branch of the U.S. government must disclose their cryptocurrency holdings, ethics officials said Monday.
Educating the masses on potential risks associated with cryptocurrency and ICOs is a tedious challenge. Nefarious projects continue to dupe investors, mainly because people don’t always bother to conduct their own research. The US government has now launched a fake ICO website to demonstrate how easy it is to attract investors with a semi-professional website. HoweyCoins […]
With the private sector taking the lead in research, development and adoption of the blockchain, the government must consider leadership opportunities within the community and partner with stakeholders to bring solutions to market. This is according to Douglas Maughan, a division head at the US Department of Homeland Security who testified before the House Science and Technology […]
Blockchain analysis is becoming a lot more popular these days. A fair few firms are looking for ways to analyze public blockchains and potentially crack down on illicit activity involving cryptocurrencies. It seems US agencies are showing increasing interest in this technology as well, which is not that big of a surprise. US Agencies Embrace […]
A bitcoin-friendly U.S. lawmaker is hoping to get members of Congress to disclose their holdings of cryptocurrency assets.
The chief innovation officer at the U.S. regulator for national banks details the agency’s efforts to support fintech while still mitigating risk.
The Department of Veterans Affairs will consider any blockchain use cases that can help solve its problems, its CTO said Tuesday.
Steven Mnuchin said on Friday that the Financial Stability Oversight Council has formed a working group focused on cryptocurrencies.
North Korea is “absolutely” creating stockpiles of Bitcoin according to one cybersecurity CEO. #NEWS
Julian Assange has urged donors to make contributions to Wikileaks by using cryptocurrencies in order to skirt the financial ‘blockade’ by national governments. #NEWS
With the world’s largest futures markets, CBOE and CME, now trading Bitcoin futures, expert explains the consequences for the digital currency. #EXPERT BLOG
Governments all over the world have no love lost for people with an interest in Bitcoin. That’s not entirely surprising, considering Bitcoin cannot be controlled or regulated directly. That doesn’t keep governments from trying to impose their will, though. A new US Senate bill aims to criminalize the concealed ownership of Bitcoin. It’s a very disturbing […]
Most cryptocurrency users will be all too aware of what blockchain analysis means. Several firms around the world specialize in tracking transactions on public blockchains to ensure there is no nefarious activity conducted on them. Chainalysis is one of the market leaders in this area. The company recently inked a new set of deals with the US […]
An advisory committee to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol is gearing up to research the application of blockchain to the agency’s trade functions.
Government secrets on a blockchain? Following recent security upgrades, Microsoft has launched a platform specifically for that purpose.