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Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Bitcoin on Dark Web 'Is a Big Problem'

Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Bitcoin on Dark Web 'Is a Big Problem'

U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Sessions is concerned about the use of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in illicit transactions. During his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Sessions – a… Read more »

Inspector General: US Mint Should Consider Bitcoin's Impact

Inspector General: US Mint Should Consider Bitcoin's Impact

The U.S. federal agencies responsible for coining and printing currency should consider the future impact of cryptocurrencies, according to a new inspector general report. In an Oct. 16 note to… Read more »

Jaguar-Backed Blockchain Startup Completes $12 Million ICO

Jaguar-Backed Blockchain Startup Completes $12 Million ICO

A blockchain startup funded by the venture arm of Jaguar Land Rover has raised roughly $12 million in an initial coin offering (ICO). DOVU told CoinDesk that it had raised… Read more »

Japan's GMO Internet Unveils New Blockchain KYC Project

Japan's GMO Internet Unveils New Blockchain KYC Project

Japanese digital services firm GMO Internet has developed a new blockchain-based know-your-customer (KYC) tool. In an announcement, the company said that the application was specifically intended for use by banks… Read more »

Chinese Search Giant Baidu Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Consortium

Chinese Search Giant Baidu Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Consortium

Chinese search engine giant Baidu has become the latest member of the Linux Foundation-led Hyperledger blockchain consortium. In joining the group – which focuses on developing blockchain technologies for enterprises – Baidu… Read more »

Cautiously Bullish? $6,000 in Play as Bitcoin Price Stages Sharp Recovery

Cautiously Bullish? $6,000 in Play as Bitcoin Price Stages Sharp Recovery

Having witnessed a solid recovery from the low of $5,100 in the last 24 hours, bitcoin is once again trading on the front foot and looking northwards. At press time,… Read more »

Odd Bedfellows? Blockchain Developers Can Learn to Love the World Bank

Odd Bedfellows? Blockchain Developers Can Learn to Love the World Bank

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative.  In this opinion piece, one of a weekly series… Read more »

Australia Officially Ends Double Bitcoin Tax

Australia Officially Ends Double Bitcoin Tax

From next year, Australians will no longer have to pay goods and services tax (GST) on cryptocurrency purchases. Following the passing of new legislation in the country’s parliament today, the… Read more »

Bank of America Seeks Patent for Blockchain Processing System

Bank of America Seeks Patent for Blockchain Processing System

Bank of America is exploring how it might use a blockchain to better track the processing of file transfers in real time. The proposed system, outlined in a pair of patent applications recently… Read more »

Blockchain of the Vanities? Sibos, Swell and Stellar Troll in Toronto

Blockchain of the Vanities? Sibos, Swell and Stellar Troll in Toronto

So much for collaboration… In the latest sign that the blockchain sector has reached peak hubris, two much-anticipated conferences devolved this week into what can only be described as elaborate… Read more »

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