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How the Blockchain Will Force Lawmakers to Write New Laws

Category: Blockchain, News, Regulation

How the Blockchain Will Force Lawmakers to Write New Laws

Blockchain technology is currently disrupting most major industries across the globe. From financial services, supply chain management, and cyber security to online music distribution, cloud computing, and philanthropy, the blockchain is rewriting the status quo in many sectors. The distributed ledger technology that was pioneered by the cryptocurrency bitcoin is also becoming a valuable tool for the public sector as…

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BitCAD to Develop a Decentralized System for Biometric Identification

Category: News, Tech

BitCAD to Develop a Decentralized System for Biometric Identification

BitCAD, an international project focused on developing cryptographically secured smart platforms, has announced that they are working on a decentralized solution for biometric identification. While the market in question seems to have crystallized, the issue goes a bit deeper, so a blockchain-based system might find its niche as it could provide something its centralized peers fail to accomplish. Existing Systems…

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Chinese Exchanges Suspend Withdrawals Due to Regulation

Category: Bitcoin, News, Regulation

Chinese Exchanges Suspend Withdrawals Due to Regulation

China continues to enforce regulations on Bitcoin. The large exchanges suspend withdrawals of bitcoin and litecoin while implementing anti-money laundering rules, which is announced to need at least a month of time. Also, the central bank meets the other exchanges and gives orders. For several weeks the Chinese central bank, the PBOC, starts to regulate Bitcoin exchanges. After it consulted…

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BITCRIME: “We Aspire Innovation-friendly Regulation”

Category: Bitcoin, Interviews, News, Regulation

BITCRIME: “We Aspire Innovation-friendly Regulation”

The German-Austrian research project BITCRIME recommends governments to regulate Bitcoin based on transaction blacklists. The coordinator of the German subproject, legal scholar Dr. Paulina Pesch, explains why. (translated from German) Dear Ms. Pesch, in the recently published policy recommendation you write that it is not clear to which extent bitcoin are used for criminal purposes. Shouldn’t we expect you to…

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UK Licensed ‘NetBet’ Accepts Bitcoin; Security & Money Laundering

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News

UK Licensed ‘NetBet’ Accepts Bitcoin; Security & Money Laundering

BitPay announced on October 17 that UK-licensed gambling site NetBet has officially integrated bitcoin for instantaneous deposits, allowing users to place bets on a variety of sporting events. BitPay development and compliance teams worked closely with NetBet in assisting its bitcoin integration, to ensure that the British gambling site stays completely compliant with both financial regulations on gambling and alternative…

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Taiwan’s Mega Bank Fined $180 Million for Money Laundering

Category: Finance, News

Taiwan’s Mega Bank Fined $180 Million for Money Laundering

Taiwan’s Mega Bank was recently awarded a whopping US$180 million fine for their anti-money laundering failures. The fine was decided upon by Financial Services Superintendent Martia T. Vullo. Mega International Commercial Bank of Taiwan will also need to install an independent monitor for violating the New York AML laws. With Bitcoin, none of these violations would be possible, as there…

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E.U.’s Latest Anti-Terrorism Communication Targets Digital Currency

Category: Commentary, News, Regulation

E.U.’s Latest Anti-Terrorism Communication Targets Digital Currency

In a move that could threaten bitcoin users’ privacy, a recent Communication from the European Commission to the European Parliament and Council has made recommendations intended to counter hidden terrorist funding by requiring entities and business owners to reveal their true identities on record, and to examine financial transactions completed through Virtual Currency Exchange Platforms. While the overall purpose of…

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K2 Intelligence Welcomes Former NYDFS Regulator and FBI Cryptocurrency Expert

Category: Business, News

K2 Intelligence Welcomes Former NYDFS Regulator and FBI Cryptocurrency Expert

K2 Intelligence has recently announced the addition of two senior executives, Dana Syracuse and Vincent D’Agostino. A leader in the industry, K2 Intelligence offers investigative, compliance, and cyber defense services to governments, companies, boards, and individuals. Dana V. Syracuse, former Associate General Counsel of the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), will join as Managing Director of the…

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