R3 is taking new steps to train the next generation of distributed ledger lawyers. Announced February 20, the consortium of more than 200 financial institutions has assembled a team of 10 law firms to create the Legal Center of Excellence (LCoE), a platform for educating lawyers around the world...
Users of cryptocurrency startup Coinbase saw repeated charges appear on their bank statements tied to their Visa credit and debit card use, prompting several rounds of statements from the companies involved. These charges reportedly emptied bank accounts and resulted in some customers getting hit overdraft fees, while others were unable...
Bitmex Research released an in-depth report on Tether today, Feb. 19, detailing the reasons why Tether is most likely backed by sufficient fiat reserves after all, and what problems with regulatory bodies Tether will most likely encounter in the future.Tether is a digital token backed by fiat...
When Bancor held its initial coin offering (ICO), it raised a lot of money and a lot of questions. Now, eight months on, the project seems to have found a role in the market. Announced last week, the Tel Aviv-based project, aimed to make it easier for people to...
Paul Paray is an attorney in Allendale, New Jersey, focused on privacy and technology matters. In his Feb. 8 opinion piece for CoinDesk, Santander's Julio Faura suggests that "utility tokens are a bad idea" because it would be a "lie to ourselves" to suggest initial coin offerings (ICOs) were...
In our Expert Takes, opinion leaders from inside and outside the crypto industry express their views, share their experience and give professional advice. Expert Takes cover everything from Blockchain technology and ICO funding to taxation, regulation, and cryptocurrency adoption by different sectors of the economy.If you would...
A cryptocurrency modeled after a dog meme is proving yet again it's not just a joke. Created on a whim in 2013, dogecoin isn't simply still around, it's playing a crucial role in the ongoing testing of at least one "serious" technology. In fact, on February 5, it notably factored...
Will Murphy is the vice president for blockchain at of Talla.com, the company behind Botchain, a blockchain for managing autonomous intelligent agents. I predict that in 10 years blockchain technology will improve to a level that calling it "blockchain" will no longer be a useful term. Let's think about this a moment....
The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) published a set of guidelines yesterday, Feb. 16, for applying existing financial market legislation to the regulation of Initial Coin Offerings (ICO).FINMA CEO Mark Branson sees these guidelines as a way of helping Blockchaintechnology successfully enter Swiss markets, noting that...
Some people just aren't that into digital cats. Once the only major ethereum application (or dapp) to see a large number of users trading "crypto collectables," CryptoKitties is seeing new competition from projects seeking to issue their own tradable code on the blockchain. Zombies, countries - even crypto celebrities -...