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US DOE Dedicates $1.05 Mil to Blockchain Energy Management Platform

News The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a grant worth $1.05 million to organizations working to commercialize a blockchain-based energy transaction platform. From energy management to energy exchangeThe news comes from an August 9 press release shared by energy company ComEd,..

Texas Securities Watchdog Shuts Down Craigslist Crypto Scammer

News Authorities in Texas have issued a cease and desist order against an alleged crypto scammer operating on Craigslist. According to an Aug. 7 announcement, the Texas State Securities Board (SSB) enforced an emergency action against New York-based purported investment provider Forex and Bitcoin ..

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..

Crypto Trading App Robinhood Launching in UK Following FCA Approval

News A subsidiary of United States-based stock and crypto trading app Robinhood has been approved to operate as a broker in the United Kingdom. Robinhood coming to the UKRobinhood International, a Robinhood subsidiary, has received regulatory approval from major British regulator, the Financial Co..

Live: Crypto, Blockchain Hearing at US Senate Banking Committee

Live During today’s United State Senate Banking Committee hearing on the regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies and blockchain, Cointelegraph will be updating live with the most important developments. The July 30 hearing, titled “Examining Regulatory Frameworks for Digital Currencies and Bloc..

Crypto Not a Solution for Financial Inclusion, Lawyer Tells US Senate

News In a prepared statement for today’s United States Senate’s crypto hearing by international lawyer Mehrsa Baradaran, suggests that cryptos are not the solution for financial inclusion and equity in banking. Policy, not technology is the solutionIn her statement, published on the Senate’s websi..

Ripple Execs to Congress: We Need Laws that Protect Cryptocurrency in America

Ripple executives have appealed to lawmakers in the U.S. to make careful considerations while creating a regulatory paradigm for cryptocurrency and blockchain technology in America. Since the emergence of Facebook’s Libra project and concerns of money laundering, there have been concerns over negat..

Full House: Crypto Cards Show a Strong Hand in 2019

Analysis Until recently, cryptocurrency debit cards appeared to fall short of expectations. Despite many failed efforts in recent years, crypto debit cards are enjoying a second wind thanks to a surge in crypto prices over the summer. With some of the crypto world’s biggest names launching crypto ..

Hodler’s Digest, April 15–21: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Hodler’s Digest Top Stories This WeekFinCEN Takes First Enforcement Action Against Peer-to-Peer Cryptocurrency ExchangerIn an apparent first, the United States Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has given a penalty to a California resident who has been accused of wilfully violating mone..

Hodler’s Digest, March 11–17: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Hodler’s Digest Top Stories This WeekU.S. District Attorney Charges OneCoin Founders With “Billions” in Alleged Fraud The founders of international cryptocurrency pyramid scheme OneCoin have been charged by a United States district attorney. Both Konstantin Ignatov and his sister Ruja Ignatova wer..

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