US Gov’t Sanctions First Bitcoin Addresses

The U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has taken action against two Iranian ransomware “facilitators.” The actions include publishing the perp’s cryptocurrency wallet addresses, and warning the cryptocurrency and financial communities that anyone transacting with the accused could be subject to secondary sanctions. Involvement in the SamSam Ransomware Attacks The OFAC stated that the […]

Continue Reading

After Midterm Elections, ‘Experts’ Vehemently Oppose Blockchain Voting

After this week’s highly-fraught midterm elections, some commentators believe that blockchain is more useless than ever for voting. After Tuesday’s crucial midterm elections, commentators — many of them academics and researchers — reinforced the importance of traditional voting methods, offering a strong critique blockchain. Midterm Voices   NBC’s Jasmin Boyce reported on a number of voices that […]

Continue Reading

BREAKING: Japan Allows Cryptocurrency Industry To Regulate Itself

Japan has given formal approval for its cryptocurrency industry to regulate itself, the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) confirmed October 24. JVCEA Can Police Exchanges In a significant development for the country, regulators opted to allow the JVCEA to ensure cryptocurrency exchanges followed legal requirements, a statement reads. Under the deal, the body will also have […]

Continue Reading

Research Attempts to Uncover Political Leanings of Crypto Community

Although Bitcoin is inherently neutral, its influence is becoming increasingly pervasive in U.S. political spheres. This phenomenon is triggering researchers to try to identify the dominant political ideology of the cryptocurrency community.  What is the Prevalent Political Ideology of the Crypto Community? Bitcoin’s neutral and democratic nature is one of its primary virtues. As such, […]

Continue Reading

Pantera Capital CEO Says Investors ‘Overreacting’ to Bitcoin ETF Delay

Dan Morehead, CEO of Pantera Capital, calls for calm in light of the delayed SEC decision on Bitcoin ETF. In a continuing saga between investors and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Dan Morehead calls for long-term thinking. This assurance comes amidst a tumultuous affair involving legislators, regulators, and investors alike. 10,000 Years? According to CNBC, […]

Continue Reading

Iran Could Become First Country Forced to Use Bitcoin

The significance of Bitcoin as a borderless and neutral money is becoming increasingly apparent as the U.S. is attempting to block Iran from accessing its bank account. The Money in Your Bank Account is Not Yours On Tuesday, U.S. ambassador Richard Grenell revealed that the U.S. government is extremely concerned about Iran’s plans to withdraw […]

Continue Reading

Bitcoin in Politics: Fellow Democrats Clash Over Accepting Cryptocurrency Donations

Georgi Georgiev · May 23, 2018 · 7:00 pm Two Democratic nominees in a California Congressional race clash over accepting donations in the form of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The result is an incredibly misleading ad that says Bitcoin fans are for drug deals and human trafficking. Fellow Democrats Dave Min and Brian Forde clashed […]

Continue Reading

US State of Wisconsin on the Fence About Accepting Crypto Campaign Contributions

Nikita Blows · April 26, 2018 · 3:30 pm Even though some political candidates have already accepted crypto contributions in the past, the Wisconsin Ethics Commission is still not sure whether their state should follow suit. As digital currencies continue to gain traction in the real world, seemingly everyone wants to be a part of this […]

Continue Reading

Bitcoin May Finally Have a Friend in Washington

Adam James · February 9, 2018 · 11:30 pm Blockchain companies and cryptocurrency investors have very few friends in Washington – but that may soon change, as first-time Democratic congressional candidate Brian Forde looks to win the important Orange County, Calif. seat this November. Supporting Emerging Technology With a campaign not even a year old, […]

Continue Reading