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BitLicense Architect Ben Lawsky Joins Ripple Board

BitLicense Architect Ben Lawsky Joins Ripple Board

Ben Lawsky, the former New York Superintendent of Financial Services who spearheaded the BitLicense regulatory framework while in office, has joined startup Ripple’s board of directors. According to a press… Read more »

New Code Released for Vlad Zamfir's Ethereum 'Casper' Upgrade

New Code Released for Vlad Zamfir's Ethereum 'Casper' Upgrade

The initial version of the Casper proof-of-stake protocol upgrade from Ethereum developer Vlad Zamfir has been released. Published on Tuesday, the code – following its presentation at the Devcon3 event in… Read more »

Blockchain Data Links Tether 'Attack' to 2015 Exchange Hack

Blockchain Data Links Tether 'Attack' to 2015 Exchange Hack

Those behind the alleged theft of $31 million worth of Tether’s US dollar-backed tokens were also involved in a high-profile hack two years ago, a cybersleuth has concluded from available… Read more »

ECB President Draghi: Cryptocurrency Impact Still 'Limited'

ECB President Draghi: Cryptocurrency Impact Still 'Limited'

The head of Europe’s central bank thinks cryptocurrencies are too low-impact to regulate. Speaking to the European Parliament on Monday, Mario Draghi said digital currencies are not a threat to… Read more »

Report Warns SAFT May Increase Legal Risk of Token Sales

Report Warns SAFT May Increase Legal Risk of Token Sales

Far from insulating token issuers against regulatory actions, the proposed SAFT framework may actually increase the risk certain sales run afoul of securities laws, according to a new report out… Read more »

Morocco Regulators Warn of Penalties for Cryptocurrency Use

Morocco Regulators Warn of Penalties for Cryptocurrency Use

Morocco’s foreign exchange authority has stated that the use of cryptocurrencies within the country can lead to penalties. The Office des Changes says that transactions made using cryptocurrencies within Morocco… Read more »

Russia Will 'Never' Consider Bitcoin Legalization, Says Minister

Russia Will 'Never' Consider Bitcoin Legalization, Says Minister

The Russian minister of communications and mass media said yesterday that the country will not consider the legalization of digital currencies like bitcoin. According to state-owned news service TASS, Nikolai Nikiforov… Read more »

Blockstream, Digital Garage Team Up to Foster Blockchain in Japan

Blockstream, Digital Garage Team Up to Foster Blockchain in Japan

Bitcoin infrastructure company Blockstream has expanded its strategic partnership with Japanese IT firm Digital Garage. Aimed to foster blockchain development in Japan, the multi-year technology partnership comes following the pick-up in… Read more »

Untethered? Bitcoin Shrugs Hack to Push Above $8,000

Untethered? Bitcoin Shrugs Hack to Push Above $8,000

Bitcoin is bouncing back from losses arising from the hack of an alternative cryptocurrency. As per CoinMarketCap, the bitcoin-U.S. dollar (BTC/USD) exchange rate slumped to a low of $7,762 at… Read more »

R3, Microsoft Expand Partnership to Boost Corda DLT Adoption

R3, Microsoft Expand Partnership to Boost Corda DLT Adoption

Distributed ledger technology (DLT) firm R3 is moving to more deeply integrate its Corda platform with Microsoft’s Azure cloud service. With the expanded partnership, announced yesterday, the two companies plan… Read more »

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