Missoula County Acts to Limit Crypto Mining Energy Consumption

Town councilors in Missoula, Montana, have voted to draw up interim zoning rules to govern cryptocurrency mining in the region as well as limit the environmental impact of the sector, The Missoula Current reports. The rules could come into place as soon as April 4th… Read More

Georgia County Pays $400 000 in Bitcoins to Repel Ryuk Ransomware Attack

Officials in Jackson County, Georgia, have relented and paid a $400 000 ransom in bitcoins to restore county IT systems disabled by Ryuk ransomware since March 1st, Bank Info Security reports. The FBI and local law enforcement are now investigating the attack. Jackson County now… Read More

CipherTrace CEO: “It is a constant challenge to keep pace with crypto crimes and scams”

CipherTrace is a cryptocurrency cyber assurance and compliance firm that has recently formed some interesting partnerships. In February, CipherTrace was backed by $15 million in venture funding to help fulfill its mission on crypto security. In January, CipherTrace published a report on the global cryptocurrency… Read More

“Blockchain” Lobbying in Washington Almost Tripled in 2018, One Lobbyist Paid Partly in Crypto

Disclosure filings show that the number of lobbyists promoting “blockchain technology” on K Street, Washington DC’s “lobbying row,” tripled in 2018, Politico reports. As well, Business Standard has reported that one lobbying firm, the Klein/Johnson group, is being partly paid in Ripple crypto coins. According… Read More

Prime XBT Joins the Crypto Valley Association

Cryptocurrency trading platform Prime XBT announced on Tuesday it has joined the Crypto Valley Association (CVA). As previously reported, CVA is a leading blockchain focused advocacy group which has worked closely with Swiss public officials to foster an ecosystem of innovation in the small European… Read More

Digital Banking Platform 2gether Announces European Expansion

Following its beta launch in Spain, 2gether, a digital banking platform, announced it has begun its European expansion. Founded in 2016, 2gether describes itself as not just a Neobank that’s aiming to displace incumbent banks, but a next-generation banking platform that aims to dramatically improve the… Read More

Global Tech Solutions Company Avnet Partners With BitPay To Now Accept Cryptocurrency

Global technology distributor Avnet announced on Tuesday it has BitPay to now accept cryptocurrency on its platform. Avnet reported that when a customer elects to make a purchase with Bitcoin (BTC) or Bitcoin Cash (BCH), it will work with BitPay to verify the funds, process… Read More

Full Stack Crowdfunding: seriesOne Partners with Polymath on Security Token Issuance

seriesOne Inc., a globally focused digital security issuance platform, is partnering with Polymath. The company says the goal is to simplify the complex challenges of creating and managing security tokens (blockchain-based digital securities). The new partnership seeks to enable the ability to issue security tokens… Read More

BitGo Announces Support For BCAP ERC-20 Token From Blockchain Capital

Blockchain software firm BitGo announced on Tuesday it is now supporting the BCAP ERC-20 token from Blockchain Capital. BitGo reported that in addition to multi-signature wallet security, its clients may custody their BCAP assets with BitGo Trust Company, which is a qualified custodian that provides… Read More

Citibank Will Improve Existing Payment Rails Rather Than Create a Crypto Coin

Citibank’s new innovation lab chief, Gulru Atak,  has told Coindesk this week that the bank will no longer be working to develop a cryptocurrency for cross-border payments. Citibank’s investigation into the possible creation of a “Citicoin” cryptocurrency reportedly began at the company’s Dublin innovation lab… Read More

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