Partnership Announcement On January 16, 2018 IBM and Maersk made a joint announcement that the two companies will work together on a project to provide a blockchain technology solution that simplifies payments for the global supply chain. This project aims to bring more transparency to the shipping industry and reduce global trade barriers. In turn, […]
Ethereum News Update Blockchain has “the potential to enhance economic efficiency, mitigate centralized systemic risk, defend against fraudulent activity and improve data quality and governance.” (Source: “There’d Be No DLT Without Bitcoin, Says CFTC Chief,” CoinDesk, February 6, 2018.) This little quote sent Ethereum prices soaring on Monday. Oddly, it came from CFTC Chairman J. […]
Ethereum is once again at a familiar crossroads. As the price of its cryptocurrency ether has soared (and then corrected) in 2018, one thing has remained constant – users continue to lose money due to hacks, faulty code and human error. It’s an issue that in the past has split the platform into rivaling forces […]
On Wednesday, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations released its 2018 examination priorities. The document included a section dedicated to cryptocurrency, initial coin offerings (ICOs), secondary market trading, and blockchain. On February 7, 2018, one day after Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman Jay Clayton testified before the Senate Banking Committee, the agency’s […]
February 7, 2018 12:48 AM Questions from senators focused on consumer protection, investor education efforts, exchange regulation and market manipulation, and the potential value of distributed ledger technology. On the morning of February 6, 2018, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman Jay Clayton and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo gave testimony […]
The Monetary Authority of Singapore, which is the country’s central bank, has no plans to ban cryptocurrency trading at the moment, though MAS does intend to eventually regulate digital asset exchanges and other entities to ensure AML/CFT compliance. Singapore’s deputy prime minister, who doubles as the minister in charge of the Monetary Authority of Singapore […]
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