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US Government Launches HoweyCoins Website to Showcase Fake ICOs

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 […]

Government Must Lead in Blockchain Research: Homeland Security Rep

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 […]

Not Disclosing One’s Bitcoin May Become a Crime in the US

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 […]

Three US Agencies Rely on Chainalysis to Analyze Bitcoin Transactions

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 […]