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Russian Lawyers Claim 200,000 BTC Lost in Mt. Gox Can Be Recovered

News Russian law firm Zheleznikov and Partners proposed legal action in Russia that should enable its lawyers to recover up to 200,000 Bitcoin (BTC) lost in the Mt. Gox fiasco. Recover losses on behalf of Mt. Gox victimsOn Sept. 12 in a Q&A with Andy Pag, a former BBC journalist, the Moscow law fi..

Alfa-Bank Launches Bank-as-a-Service Platform on Waves Blockchain

News Alfa-Bank and X5 Retail Group partnered to launch a blockchain liquidity management service in Russia. According to a press release published by the bank on Sept. 12, the service — dubbed Distributed Treasury and Cash Management (DTCM) — enables Alfa-Bank’s corporate clients to manage their p..

New Study Reveals Countries With Most Registered Crypto Exchanges

News The United Kingdom, the United States, Hong Kong and Singapore have the largest number of registered digital currency exchanges, according to data from Bitfury’s blockchain analytics platform Crystal. Crystal published its “Report on International Bitcoin Flows 2013–2019” on Sept. 9, in which..

Crypto Advertisement Still Unwelcome, How Is the Industry Coping?

Analysis The United Kingdom’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) recently resolved a complaint regarding advertising of Bitcoin (BTC) from the BitMEX crypto derivatives exchange. According to the ASA, the website showed Bitcoin graphs with misleading price dynamics since January 2019. The ASA r..

POTUS Candidate Yang Wants Blockchain Voting Despite Security Flaws

Blockchain voting is an essential upgrade to US elections, 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang has said.Yang: Standing In Line To Vote ‘Ridiculous’ Currently causing a buzz on social media, Yang’s proposal would see traditional in-person voting replaced by a Blockchain alternative. It forms ..

ICO Rating Settles With SEC Over Alleged Anti-Touting Violations

News The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Russian analytical agency ICO Rating for $268,998 for violating anti-touting provisions, according to an announcement on Aug. 20. In the announcement, the SEC claimed that ICO Rating violated the anti-touting provisions of..

Anti-Corruption Group Proves Crypto’s True Power: You Can’t Confiscate Math

Last week in Russia, state agents tore apart the offices of FBK, a privately funded anti-corruption foundation, freezing group assets and more than 100 bank accounts. Officials are using suspicion of money laundering as justification for targeting the largely bitcoin-funded group, possibly in a bid ..

BTC-e’s Vinnik Case Drags on as New Accusations Continue Emerging

Recap On July 25, 2019, United States prosecutors filed a complaint against the defunct cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e and its alleged former operator, Alexander Vinnik. The indictment was filed nearly 24 months after Vinnik was arrested in Greece while on holiday with his family and has followed n..

From Booze to Bitcoin Mining – Why Violent Prohibition Is Always Harmful

Stories continue to emerge about newly discovered illegal mining operations being busted by state and corporate authorities. Just last week Iranian media reported the seizure of 177 Bitcoin mining units worth over $270,000 being smuggled via truck in the Arak region. On July 31, Russia’s Kraskom pow..

S7 Airlines Processed Over $1M Via Blockchain Payment Platform in July

News S7 Airlines, a member of major global aviation alliance Oneworld, processed over $1 million through its blockchain payment system for the month of July. S7 processed nearly $4 million in payments on its blockchain platform since January 2019According to an official press release on July 30, S..

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