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SEC Slaps Blockchain Author Alex Tapscott, Firm With Fines Over Securities Violations

The U.S. securities regulator has settled with blockchain author Alex Tapscott and his investment firm NextBlock Global over securities violations. …

Bitcoin in Space? It Helps With Connection Woes, Says Blockstream’s Adam Back

Beaming bitcoin from satellites might sound far-fetched, but there are serious use cases, according to Adam Back, CEO of Blockstream. …

Crypto Prime Dealer SFOX Partners With New York Bank to Offer New FDIC Protection

M.Y. Safra Bank will provide FDIC insurance to traders in a move organizers say will further reduce counterparty risk. Institutional cryptocurrency prime dealer SFOX has partnered with a New York bank to offer state-insured bank accounts for traders, the…

The Blockchain Paradox

Blockchains offer potential solutions to deep-seated problems in society, but their own governance issues need to be solved first, writes Pindar Wong. …

Hacked New Zealand Exchange Cryptopia Appoints Liquidators, Trading Suspended

Hacked New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia has gone into liquidation and suspended trading services. Hacked New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia has appointed David Ruscoe and Russell Moore from consultancy and audit firm network Grant Thornton New Zealand as liquidators….

Hacked Cryptocurrency Exchange Cryptopia Goes Into Liquidation

Cryptopia, the crypto exchange hit by a major hack in mid-January, has appointed professional services firm Grant Thornton as liquidator. …

German State Announces Plan to Establish European Blockchain Institute

North Rhine-Westphalia has announced that it is founding the European Blockchain Institute in Dortmund later this year. The government of the German state North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) announced plans to establish the European Blockchain Institute to research blockchain technology in…

Crypto Custodians Foresee Growth in Partnerships with Traditional Custodians

Onchain Custodian CEO predicts more collaboration between traditional and crypto custodians; fellow panelists agree. Alexandre Kech, CEO of Onchain Custodian, predicted that collaboration between crypto and traditional custodians will grow.  Kech’s remarks came during a panel called “Custody: The…

Facebook Onboards Two Former Coinbase Compliance Experts

Social networking giant Facebook has on-boarded two compliance officers who previously worked at U.S. major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase. Social networking giant Facebook has on-boarded two new compliance experts, who previously worked at United States major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase.Mikheil Moucharrafie…

Hyperledger Rolls Out Suite of Blockchain Tools for Interoperability

Hyperledger has introduced a set of tools dubbed “Hyperledger Aries” aimed at interoperability of different types of blockchain-based data. Hyperledger has introduced a set of tools dubbed “Hyperledger Aries” aimed at interoperability of different types of blockchain-based data. The…