Is Kazakhstan the next cryptocurrency hotspot?

Is Kazakhstan the next cryptocurrency hotspot?

It’s been a long and windy road since Bitcoin was first challenged by Kazakhstan, but the Central Asian nation finally seems to have had a change of heart

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Will blockchain tech break the energy market?

Will blockchain tech break the energy market?

While the push for renewable energy is gaining traction, consumers are still tied to large power grids and the even larger cartels who control them. But things might be changing. In 2016, the first ever blockchain managed energy transaction occurred in Brooklyn through a microgrid that allows users to trade energy through a virtual, peer-to-peer system built on blockchain technology.

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EU Commission Opens 500K€ Call for Blockchain, DLT Expertise Hub

EU Commission Opens 500K€ Call for Blockchain, DLT Expertise Hub

The European Commission (EC) has opened a 500,000€ call for proposals to set-up a European expertise hub on blockchain and distributed ledger technologies to better understand the opportunities and challenges related to these technologies, keep up with emerging trends, and “help the EU to stay at the forefront […] and show leadership in the field.” […]

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Strategies for safe token sales and aggressive ICOs

Strategies for safe token sales and aggressive ICOs

Earlier this week Crypto Insider published a post with practical advice to Initial Coin Offering (ICO) planners, followed by a post covering recent statements by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), according to which ICOs should be subject to the requirements of the federal securities laws. Here I’m posting more thoughts on ICOs and token sales.

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After AlphaBay: Mitigating harm, holding tight to the big picture

After AlphaBay: Mitigating harm, holding tight to the big picture

The representatives of nation-states often refer to their attacks on the crypto-heavy darknet as a war on drugs. In practice it’s a war on their populations, but there’s probably some benefit in playing along with the martial terminology. Let’s apply a little history – both the bang-bang kind and the crypto kind – to this Dutch/Fed/also-ran takedown of Hansa and AlphaBay.

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BitClave Targets US$550B Ads Market With New Blockchain-Powered Search Engine

BitClave Targets US$550B Ads Market With New Blockchain-Powered Search Engine

Silicon Valley-based startup BitClave is going after the US$550 billion ads markets with a new blockchain-enabled search engine that promises end-users more control over their data. BitClave’s founder Alex Bessonov, the former chief security officer of LG Electronics, launched the venture in 2016 with the mission of transforming the relationship between businesses and customers using smart […]

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$110 million US indictment against BTC-e links back to MtGox scandal – “unplanned maintenance” looking to stretch out

$110 million US indictment against BTC-e links back to MtGox scandal – “unplanned maintenance” looking to stretch out

In all the noise about the BTC-e shutdown and the arrest of Vinnik, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) are further showcasing the heavy-handed stance the US will take on all matters crypto. While this case may see long-awaited justice served, reading in-between the lines show implementations of an aggressive expansion of regulatory “safe guards” for crypto adopters in the US.

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The SEC now wishes to regulate ICOs and token sales

The SEC now wishes to regulate ICOs and token sales

Yesterday Crypto Insider published a roundup of recent articles with practical advice to Initial Coin Offering (ICO) planners. The difference between your ICO and an IPO must be “BIG,” noted one of the articles, “or the SEC will come after you!” Later in the day the SEC said that ICOs should be subject to the same safeguards required in traditional securities sales.

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Mauritius to become the blockchain paradise of “Ethereum Island”

Mauritius to become the blockchain paradise of “Ethereum Island”

A new collaboration has formed between the nation of Mauritius and ConsenSys, with the goal of transforming Mauritius into a blockchain technology hub – in other words, create an “Ethereum Island”.

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