Canada Pushes for Crypto Regulation

November 8, 2019
The central bank in Canada has been working with partners around the world to explore the potential for blockchain in the future. Ernst & Young plans to test a public government expenditure blockchain in Toronto. Mainstream adoption and use of crypto has been growing in Canada steadily since 2013. At that point, Canada started pushing

The SEC Files as the CFTC Settles Charges Against Swiss Securities Dealer

November 7, 2019
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed charges against XBT Corp. SARL on the same day that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) settles charges against the same company. SEC allegations In a press release on Oct. 31, the SEC alleged that the Switzerland-based securities dealer, XBT Corp. SARL, operating under the name

Rep. Warren Davidson: You Have to Defend Money to Defend Freedom

November 4, 2019
In an interview with Cointelegraph on Friday, Oct. 18, United States Representative Warren Davidson gave his thoughts on the Securities Exchange Commission’s (SEC) flawed approach to regulating digital assets as well as Mark Zuckerberg’s upcoming Oct. 23 testimony before the House Financial Services Committee. Congressman Davidson (R-OH) is a figure familiar to many in the

CipherTrace Expands Monitoring Platform to 700 Tokens

October 21, 2019
United States-based blockchain security firm CipherTrace has expanded its crypto intelligence platform to 700 tokens. Tracing hundreds of ERC-20 tokens With the expanded platform launched on Oct. 15, CipherTrace now allows clients to trace more than 87% of the transactional volume of the top 100 cryptos such as Ether (ETH), Tether (USDT), Bitcoin Cash (BCH)

US House Committee Hearing With the SEC on Libra, Crypto and Securities

October 1, 2019
In advance: As Cointelegraph reported on Sept. 20, the United States House of Representatives Financial Services Committee is holding a hearing today, Sept. 24, with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton and four other SEC commissioners. At the time of the announcement, the published agenda included such critical topics for Cointelegraph’s readers

Korea’s Oldest Bank Is Building a Blockchain-Based Security System

August 20, 2019
South Korea’s oldest bank, Shinhan Bank, partnered with two other companies to develop a blockchain-based security solution. Korea’s Shinhan bank to enhance security with blockchain According to a report published on Aug. 14 by local news outlet The Korea Times, Shinhan Bank signed a memorandum of understanding with financial technology startup Ground X and blockchain

EU Report: Blockchain Adoption Will Be Led by Permissioned Platforms

March 13, 2019
The “first wave” of blockchain adoption will be led by permissioned platforms focused on specific use cases or user bases, according to a new EU report. The EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum published the “thematic report” last week, produced on its behalf by ConsenSys AG and titled “Scalability, Interoperability and Sustainability of Blockchains.” The document argues

BlockHealth Summit 2019

March 12, 2019
1-3 April 2019, Dubai “…blockchain technology has the potential to transform healthcare, placing the patient at the center of the healthcare ecosystem and increasing the security, privacy, and interoperability of health data.” – Deloitte The healthcare industry is overflowing in data that is heavily fragmented across the healthcare ecosystem, which impacts the efficient delivery of

Overstock’s Medici Acquires Stake in Blockchain Banking Startup

March 12, 2019
Medici Ventures, the blockchain investment arm of Overstock, has acquired a 5.1 percent equity stake in blockchain banking startup Bankorus. Announcing the news on Monday, Overstock said Bankorus’ blockchain platform allows individuals and institutions to “securely” buy, sell, store and lend digital assets. “The addition of Bankorus to Medici Ventures’ portfolio of companies will further

Continental, HPE introduce vehicle data sharing platform

February 27, 2019
As part of a strategic partnership between HPE and Continental, the new platform was jointly designed by HPE Pointnext and Continental’s Interior division and is expected to be available in 2019. To improve driver safety and convenience, the technology firm Continental together with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) launched a new platform for sharing of vehicle