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Wendy McElroy: Other Than the Black Market, a Last Stand for Economic Freedom

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News The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising ExpectationsSection 4: State Versus SocietyChapter 9, Part 5Crypto: Other Than The Black Market, A Last Stand For Economic Freedom? Money…is the economic area most encrusted and entangled with centuries of government meddling. Many people, many economists, usually devoted to the free market stop short at money. Money, Read More

Former Trump Advisor Steve Bannon Considers Creating Utility Tokens for Populist Movement

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Steve Bannon, co-founder of Breitbart News and former Chief Strategist for U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, confirmed his plans to enter the cryptocurrency market July 18, telling CNBC he was “working on” his own tokens. As part of an extensive interview on a range of current affairs subjects, Bannon told the network he owned an Read More

Greek Court Rules to Extradite Alexander Vinnik, Accused of Laundering $4 Bln in Bitcoin

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A Greek court has ruled to extradite the alleged former operator of crypto exchange BTC-e, Alexander Vinnik, to France, local news outlet CNN Greece reported Friday, July 13. The 39-year old Russian national Vinnik, also known colloquially as “Mr. Bitcoin,” was indicted by U.S. authorities on charges of fraud and money laundering last year, reportedly Read More

New EU Directive Sets Stricter Transparency Rules for Digital Currencies

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The EU Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive came into force yesterday, July 9, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reports July 10. Measures within the directive will set a new legal framework for European financial watchdogs to regulate digital currencies in order to protect against money laundering and terrorist financing. As the EU Commission wrote in an accompanying press Read More

Bermuda to Create New Class of Bank for Serving Fintech and Blockchain Companies

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The Government of Bermuda has announced plans to make amendments to the Banking Act in order to establish a new class of bank to render services to local fintech and blockchain organizations, Finextra reported July 2. Since local banks have reportedly declined to provide banking services to the new type of companies, being concerned about Read More

Irish Bitcoin Broker Claims Country’s Banks Are Closing Crypto-Related Accounts

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The co-founder of Irish Bitcoin (BTC) broker Eircoin accused the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland (BPFI) of discriminating against crypto-related accounts, The Irish Times reports June 21. Dave Fleming blamed the BPFI for, “seeking to muddy the waters with insinuations of dirty money.” Eircoin, which is reportedly “Ireland’s only Bitcoin broker,” was closed in Read More

Chairman of Korean Gaming Giant Predicts Use of Blockchain in ‘All Industries’ in Future

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The chairman of Netmarble, one of the largest South Korean gaming companies, believes that blockchain technology will soon be applied across all industries, local news outlet EDaily reports June 20. Netmarble reported revenue of 1.5 trillion won (about $1.35 billion) in 2016, with a market cap of 12.86 trillion won (about $11.59 billion) today. During Read More

Geopolitical Analyst Believes Blockchain Will Become ‘Obsolete’

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Geopolitical analyst George Friedman says that blockchain technology will one day become “obsolete,” CNBC reported June 15. Friedman is a founder of Geopolitical Futures, an online publication dedicated to predicting the future course of international affairs, and author of “The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century.” He told CNBC that he has Read More

Crypto Valley’s Zug to Run Switzerland’s First Blockchain-Based Municipal Vote

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The Swiss city of Zug will conduct a blockchain-powered trial municipal vote this summer, local media outlet Swissinfo.ch reported June 8. The event, which is scheduled to take place between June 25 and July 1, will reportedly be Switzerland’s first municipal vote using blockchain. According to the report, the upcoming trial vote will implement the Read More

LexisNexis Partners With Australian Crypto Exchange Blockbid to Increase Security

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Risk management giant LexisNexis has partnered with crypto exchange Blockbid to increase the exchanges security measures Blockbid reports on its Medium account June 4. Blockbid is reportedly one of the first trading platforms to voluntarily observe global anti-money laundering (AML) measures by partnering with LexisNexis and ThreatMetrix security technology firms. Boosting fraud prevention and know Read More