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Baltic Honeybadger 2017 • November 25-26, 2017

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Feature Interview: Lyn Ulbricht’s Candid Update On Her Son Ross

Category: Interviews

Feature Interview: Lyn Ulbricht’s Candid Update On Her Son Ross

In a 2015 legal case that sent shockwaves through the crypto world, Ross Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison without parole for his role in creating and running the billion-dollar Silk Road online black market. Below in an interview for BTCManager, Ross’ mom Lyn provides a behind the scenes update on her son’s’ imprisonment as well as her “no…

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SmartOne’s Mission to Establish A Legal-Tech Ecosystem

Category: ICO News

SmartOne’s Mission to Establish A Legal-Tech Ecosystem

While there has been a boom in blockchain-related projects and a digital gold rush for tokens, abiding by the law and regulations have become secondary. SmartOne wants to motivate stronger legal and regulatory advice for such projects, which so far are unable to reach global capital markets for investment due to the regulatory and compliance pitfalls. SmartOne will also create…

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Ripple and R3 Begin Court Struggle Over $1 Billion XRP Digital Tokens

Category: Altcoins, Business, Finance, News

Ripple and R3 Begin Court Struggle Over $1 Billion XRP Digital Tokens

On September 8, in the Delaware Chancery Court, R3, moved a legal action to its partner Ripple, over the options contract to buy more than $1 billion worth of XRP. As a reaction, in the same day, in a California state court in San Francisco, Ripple sued its partner as well. As a result, the two enterprises are now involved…

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BTC-E’s Role in Mt. Gox Hack: Laundered $4 Billion Proceeds of Bitcoin Theft

Category: Bitcoin, News, Regulation

BTC-E’s Role in Mt. Gox Hack: Laundered $4 Billion Proceeds of Bitcoin Theft

WizSecurity’s report which revealed BTC-E’s long lasting involvement in the Mt. Gox hack came as a shock to the Bitcoin community and industry. The unsettled case of Mt. Gox is finally set to come to an end and BTC-E is at the epicenter of a series of thefts that led to the loss of billions of dollars worth of bitcoin…

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GAW Miner’s Joshua Garza Faces Up To 20 Years in Prison After Guilty Plea

Category: Bitcoin, News, Regulation

GAW Miner’s Joshua Garza Faces Up To 20 Years in Prison After Guilty Plea

Joshua Homero Garza, the man behind the Ponzi schemes which were disguised as cloud mining operators, GAW Miners and ZenMiner, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in a Connecticut court on July 20. The announcement was made by the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Deirdre M. Daly, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge…

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Coordinated International Law Enforcement Effort Leads to Shut Down of AlphaBay

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News

Coordinated International Law Enforcement Effort Leads to Shut Down of AlphaBay

On July 5, Alphabay, one of the biggest marketplaces on the dark web, went offline mysteriously with no explanation from its developers or administrators. The website has yet to resume service, and it is believed to have been shut down by law enforcement. AlphaBay started its operations in December 2014, filling the void left by the absence of Silk Road….

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A Desperate Call For AI and Blockchain in Criminal Justice Throughout The World

Category: Blockchain, News, Tech

A Desperate Call For AI and Blockchain in Criminal Justice Throughout The World

The blockchain is being adopted in so many industries and by several government services all around the world. Zug, Switzerland is using it for citizen identification, Maersk and Walmart are using it for supply chain tracking, and TUI Tourism Group wants to use it for hotel and tour bookings. Furthermore, governments in countries like Brazil, Sweden, and Georgia are using distributed…

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Distributed Ledger Technology and the UK’s Public Sector

Category: Blockchain, Commentary, News, Tech

Distributed Ledger Technology and the UK’s Public Sector

The UK has long been viewed as accommodating toward cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, with a number of blockchain startups based therein as well as the creation of conducive regulatory conditions, such as the FCA’s FinTech sandbox. However, the country is also looking to distributed ledger technology to better its public services, with the most recent effort concentrated towards the justice…

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Ransomware Victims Pay $9,000 in Bitcoin, Receive No Decryption Keys

Category: Bitcoin, News, Tech

Ransomware Victims Pay $9,000 in Bitcoin, Receive No Decryption Keys

On June 27, global ransomware Petya encrypted the computers of victims concentrated in Europe, including the Ukrainian government, banks, a Russian oil company, British advertising company WPP and other organizations internationally. Sources revealed that the developers and distributors behind the Petya ransomware demanded individual victims to pay $300 in bitcoin in return for a personal decryption key that is necessary…

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Declaring Crypto at the U.S. Border: Say What?

Category: Bitcoin, News, Regulation

Declaring Crypto at the U.S. Border: Say What?

With terrorist activity concerns continuing to escalate, four U.S. senators have proposed legislation that would lead to significantly expanded federal government powers to seize citizen money when traveling to or from the United States. On May 25, a bi-partisan congressional group consisting of Sens. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) introduced to Congress…

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