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US Dept. of Homeland Security Calls on Blockchain Startups for Anti-Forgery Solutions

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking blockchain-based solutions from startups to prevent the forgery and counterfeiting of digital documents, according to a press release published Dec. 4. According to the release, the request has been published under the aegis of DHS’ Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP). The call is open to ...

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Ignore the Fall When Nagezeni’s Lambo Calls

Current market sentiment is far from being positive: main cryptocurrencies are falling, the rest of altcoins subsequently follow the same pattern, but with bigger losses. However, it is not the first time when something similar happens, and definitely will not be the last. That is why those who are not completely blinded by a market meltdown, seek for alternative opportunities. ...

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Press Release: Ignore the Fall When Nagezeni’s Lambo Calls

Current market sentiment is far from being positive: main cryptocurrencies are falling, the rest of altcoins subsequently follow the same pattern, but with bigger losses. However, it is not the first time when something similar happens, and definitely will not be the last. That is why those who are not completely blinded by a market meltdown, seek for alternative opportunities. ...

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Former PM Calls Crypto a ‘Ponzi Scheme,’ But Underlines Importance of Blockchain

Ehud Barak, a former Israeli Prime Minister, has compared digital currencies to Ponzi schemes, Israeli media agency Arutz Sheva reported on Dec. 3. Barak had participated in the Camp David Accords in 2000 as part of an attempt to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and now serves as the chairman of medical marijuana producer InterCure. Speaking at an event hosted by ...

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US Treasury Official Calls on Crypto Industry Players to Combat Illicit Use of Crypto

The U.S. Department of the Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Sigal Mandelker urged crypto industry players and regulators to prevent the illicit use of cryptocurrencies in a speech Dec. 3. Speaking at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Conference on Dec. 3, Mandelker addressed the issue of mitigating risks related to emerging technologies, including digital currencies, which could potentially ...

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Battle for Bitcoin Cash Name Ends as BCH SV Backer Calls for ‘Permanent Split’

Billionaire Entrepreneur and Bitcoin Cash SV (BCH SV) supporter Calvin Ayre has declared that the coin “no longer want[s] the name Bitcoin Cash [BCH]” in a article published Nov. 23. Posted on Ayre’s own crypto media outlet CoinGeek, the statement claims that Bitcoin Cash SV will continue to exist independently from Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and that the coin is in ...

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Coinbase Chief Policy Officer Calls It Quits, Is Crypto at Risk of Losing Talents?

The chief policy officer at leading crypto brokerage and exchange platform Coinbase has left his position for one at U.S. venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. Is Michael Lempres’s move indicative of a wider pilgrimage of talent from the digital asset industry in the wake of the 2018 bear market? Will More Crypto Talent Follow Lempres’s Lead? According to an article ...

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China’s IT Ministry Calls for ‘Acceleration’ of Blockchain Standardization

A document published Nov. 12 on the official website of the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) calls on the country to “accelerate” the development of standards for the blockchain industry. The text has been authored by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)’s Zhou Ping, who is also secretary general of the China Blockchain Technology and Industry Development Forum ...

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European Central Bank Exec Calls Bitcoin the ‘Evil Spawn of the Financial Crisis’

Executive Board member of the European Central Bank (ECB) Benoit Coeure considers Bitcoin (BTC) to be the “evil spawn of the [2008] financial crisis,” Bloomberg reports Nov. 15. Coeure reportedly made his acid remarks at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel. The BIS’ general manager Augustín Carstens has likewise previously made a spate of crypto-skeptical remarks, notably characterizing ...

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Spanish Telecoms Operator Partners With IBM to Manage International Calls With Blockchain

IBM and major Spanish telecommunications firm Telefónica have partnered to apply blockchain technology to managing international mobile phone call traffic, per a press release shred with Cointelegraph Nov. 14. Telefónica is the seventh largest telecom company in the world by market capitalization, valued at $51 billion according to Forbes. The company carries out communications business in 17 countries, with 343 ...

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