US Gov’t Sanctions First Bitcoin Addresses

The U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has taken action against two Iranian ransomware “facilitators.” The actions include publishing the perp’s cryptocurrency wallet addresses, and warning the cryptocurrency and financial communities that anyone transacting with the accused could be subject to secondary sanctions. Involvement in the SamSam Ransomware Attacks The OFAC stated that the […]

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After Midterm Elections, ‘Experts’ Vehemently Oppose Blockchain Voting

After this week’s highly-fraught midterm elections, some commentators believe that blockchain is more useless than ever for voting. After Tuesday’s crucial midterm elections, commentators — many of them academics and researchers — reinforced the importance of traditional voting methods, offering a strong critique blockchain. Midterm Voices   NBC’s Jasmin Boyce reported on a number of voices that […]

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BREAKING: Japan Allows Cryptocurrency Industry To Regulate Itself

Japan has given formal approval for its cryptocurrency industry to regulate itself, the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) confirmed October 24. JVCEA Can Police Exchanges In a significant development for the country, regulators opted to allow the JVCEA to ensure cryptocurrency exchanges followed legal requirements, a statement reads. Under the deal, the body will also have […]

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Research Attempts to Uncover Political Leanings of Crypto Community

Although Bitcoin is inherently neutral, its influence is becoming increasingly pervasive in U.S. political spheres. This phenomenon is triggering researchers to try to identify the dominant political ideology of the cryptocurrency community.  What is the Prevalent Political Ideology of the Crypto Community? Bitcoin’s neutral and democratic nature is one of its primary virtues. As such, […]

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‘Bitcoin May Be A Legal Form Of Payment,’ Says Brazil Presidential Candidate

Brazilian New Party presidential candidate João Amoêdo revealed his thoughts and optimism on blockchain innovation and viability of Bitcoin as a legal method of payment.  Voting For A Financial Revolution This coming October, voters in Brazil will head to the polls to vote in the country’s general elections to decide the next President, Vice President, Congress, Governors, […]

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Efforts to Replace Dollar with Gold and Crypto are Underway, Says Former US Presidential Candidate

World financial chaos and the escalation of trade wars are propelling the global economy onto a dangerous trajectory. As a result, calls for reforming the monetary system are getting louder. For example, Ron Paul, a key U.S. politician, is now openly contemplating the prospect that a combination of gold and cryptocurrencies could eventually replace the […]

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Bitcoin May Finally Have a Friend in Washington

Adam James · February 9, 2018 · 11:30 pm Blockchain companies and cryptocurrency investors have very few friends in Washington – but that may soon change, as first-time Democratic congressional candidate Brian Forde looks to win the important Orange County, Calif. seat this November. Supporting Emerging Technology With a campaign not even a year old, […]

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