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Big Brother Blockchain? China Tracks Parolee Movements with Blockchain in Zhongshan

The Municipal Justice Bureau of Zhongshan has launched a blockchain-based, “community correction and supervision system,” to track the movements of, “community prisoners at any time and any place,” Zhongshan Daily reports. The new system of “smart (and) mutual supervision” will reportedly settle data about parolees whereabouts… Read More

China Goes Full Bore on Blockchain, Bans Content Critical of the Controversial Tech

Despite an official ban on cryptocurrency trading imposed progressively in the region since 2016, China now appears to be throwing its full weight behind “blockchain,” a type of distributed-ledger technology popularized by Bitcoin that many critics claim is of little use outside of it. A… Read More

Breaking Down What’s Wrong with Rep McCarthy’s Blockchain Panacea Claims

House minority leader and a Republican Congressperson from California Kevin McCarthy repeats appealing claims in his New York Times missive espousing the virtues of blockchain, “Don’t Count on Government to Protect Your Privacy: Let’s look to technologies like blockchain and other innovations to keep our… Read More

Outgoing CFTC Chairman Giancarlo: Regulation of Futures and Blockchain Should Be Largely Led by Markets

In a speech delivered to delegates of the Commissione Nazionale per le Societa e la Borsa (CONSOB- Italy’s securities regulator), CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo highlighted his organization’s commitment to regulating commodities markets, including the cryptocurrency sector, in a manner that gives room for innovation. He… Read More

Chinese Internet Court Claims It Will Use Blockchain to Protect Writers’ Intellectual Property

An “Internet court” in Hangzhou in Eastern China will soon allow evidence logged on blockchains (or distributed ledgers) to be admitted in cases of alleged infringement on a writer’s copyright, China.org reports. The Hangzhou court is one of three Internet courts recently established in China to… Read More

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: How Different Industries are Utilizing (or Exploiting) Blockchain Technology

When a new technology emerges, the word ‘disrupt’ is utilized to highlight the wonderful features to be developed and promises to be fulfilled. Since blockchain technology gained popularity in the last decade, the term blockchain has been linked to the term ‘disrupt’ almost as a… Read More

BBC Airing Audio Documentary Series About Disappearance of OneCoin Founder

BBC Sounds has started airing a series of audio documentaries about the disappearance of Dr. Ruja Ignatova, the “CryptoQueen” co-founder of OneCoin, a multibillion-dollar global cryptocurrency scheme that may have defrauded up to 3 million people. In the series, journalist Jamie Bartlett documents his on the… Read More

DTCC: Analyst says “DLT Maximalism” for Clearing Would Lead to Liquidity Crunch and Reduced Market Oversight

A Senior Analyst on Greenwich Associates’ Market Structure and Technology Team has produced a whitepaper and participated in a series of videos that challenge “DLT maximalist” claims that distributed ledger technology (DLT or “blockchain”) can effectively replace the roles played by central clearinghouses in securities settlement…. Read More

OneCoin: Huge Crypto Ponzi Perp Konstantin Ignatov is Arrested in LA as Feds Close In. “If It Sounds Too Good to Be True, It Probably Is”

On Friday, the Manhattan U.S. Attorney, part of the Department of Justice, issued a statement regarding ongoing Ponzi scam OneCoin stating that alleged perpetrator Konstantin Ignatov had been arrested at the Los Angeles airport. Ignatov was hit with charges of wire fraud conspiracy regarding the… Read More

The Best Secure Mobile Messaging Apps 2019 Not Called Facebook Messenger

Internet messaging services are big business today, with some of the biggest names in tech involved, but for most people, the dream is a secure, fully encrypted service that will keep users information completely safe. That dream isn’t shared by various governments and those tasked… Read More

Report: China Advancing Possible Surveillance Cryptocurrency

The Chinese government is looking to create a cryptocurrency that will allow it to better monitor the financial conduct of citizens and institutions, Bloomberg reports. Software developers at the People’s Bank of China have registered 78 digital currency patents since 2016, and, as of August,… Read More

Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch Warn They May Downgrade Financial Institutions Exposed to Bitcoin Futures

The three biggest agencies relied upon to assess the credit-worthiness of banks and investment products -Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch- have indicated they may downgrade scores of institutions that clear Bitcoin futures contracts or have exposure to the clearing of them, Risk.net reports. Last… Read More

The Price of Bitcoin Rockets Past $10,000 – Can the Price of Bitcoin Go Higher ?

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) has been on an absolute hyperbolic ascent this past year. Yesterday, Bitcoin topped $10,000 and currently stands over $11,0000. One year ago, Bitcoin was priced at around $730. Think about that for a moment. IF you had purchased Bitcoin last… Read More

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