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SEC Wins Case Against Kik and Adds Precedent for Digital Assets

USA - October 12 2020 On Sept. 30, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York granted the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC)…

Crypto Study Published, Bahamas To Launch CBDC, New Ethereum Solutions Announced, ATS Settlement Process Approved, SEC Defeats Kik, Singapore Exchange Hacked

Canada, USA - October 2 2020 The University of Cambridge has published its 3rd Global Cryptoasset Benchmarking Study. The report analyzes data from the cryptocurrency exchange…

OCC Clarifies Status of Stablecoins, US Agencies Procure Blockchain Applications, Solutions Launch on Hedera Hashgraph and VeChain, DOJ Targets Darknet Markets

USA - September 25 2020 The Chief Counsel for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) recently issued a letter clarifying the agency’s stance on the authority of…

CBDC Test Platform Launches, Crypto Adoption Report Published; Air Force Awards Contract to Study Blockchain Applications; Past Bitcoin Code Vulnerabilities Disclosed

USA - September 11 2020 According to a recent press release, a major U.S. financial services firm has launched a “custom testing platform” that “allows central banks to…

IRS Addresses Crypto Micropayments, Blockchain Shipping Platforms Expand, DOJ Ties North Korea Crypto Hacks to Chinese Traders, FBI Thwarts Plot Involving Bitcoin Bribe

USA - September 4 2020 Late last week, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released a memorandum on the topic “Taxation of Virtual Currency Received in the…

IPO Using ERC20 Tokens Approved, Report Details APAC Bitcoin Trading Data, Quorum Is Sold/Acquired, Blockchain Initiatives for Coffee and NASA, Crypto Crimes Continue

USA - August 28 2020 According to reports, this week a Gibraltar-based cryptocurrency exchange, INX Ltd., has announced that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission…

Federal Reserve Addresses Digital Currencies, Financial Firms Announce Crypto Initiatives, Blockchain Solutions Announced, Enforcement Actions in US and Ukraine

USA - August 21 2020 Late last week, Lael Brainard, a member of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System, gave a speech in which she commented on the…

Market Developments in Stablecoins, Crypto Loans, Metals/Minerals Supply Chains and More; NY DFS Publishes Crypto “Greenlist”; DOJ Seizes Crypto Used in Terror Scheme

USA - August 14 2020 A partnership between BCB Group, a global digital asset financial services group, and Circle, a leading global financial technology firm, was…

Crypto Payment Products Show Gains, Blockchain Initiatives Announced for COVID-19 Data, Regulators Consider Blockchain Issues, Ethereum Classic Suffers 51% Attack

USA - August 7 2020 According to recent reports, a major U.S. mobile payments firm has announced that its Q2 revenue from selling Bitcoin to customers through its Cash…

Crypto-Focused Bank Achieves Approval in Wyoming, US HHS Implements Blockchain, NY Challenge to OCC Fintech Charter Continues, ICO Issuer Charged in Fraud Scheme

USA - July 31 2020 Former Wyoming regulator Caitlin Long, now the CEO of a payments processing company, recently announced that her company has received approval from…