John L, November 30, 2017 San Jose, California Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has been ordered to disclose details of more than 14,000 customers to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Following a lengthy legal battle between the two entities, the San-Francisco district court ruled Tuesday that Coinbase must hand over user accounts at...
A European Central Bank (ECB) governing council member said yesterday that lawmakers and central banks are examining whether they should regulate cryptocurrencies. According to a Reuters report, Ewald Nowotny, president of the National Bank of Austria, said: "We're asking ourselves if legislators or central banks should intervene." Nowotny made his comments at a conference in...
Catalonia, which is fighting for independence from Spain, is considering an e-residency program similar to the one in Estonia. Catalonia is also considering adopting its own digital token or cryptocurrency. The Government of Catalonia, the Generalitat de Catalunya, has sent representatives to Estonia to learn about the e-residency program, which offers a...
From $0 to $2,900 – and seemingly everywhere in between. Bitcoin gold, a new fork of the bitcoin software, may not have been officially launched (or distributed to users), but that isn't stopping the cryptocurrency markets from seeking to determine its potential value (or profiting from its eventual existence). In an interesting twist...
BitGo chief executive and SegWit2x project lead Mike Belshe says that, despite contention within the bitcoin community related to the block size debate, “things are looking good” for the SegWit2x hard fork. Bitcoin is now approximately one month out from the scheduled date for the activation of SegWit2x, a controversial...
Ritholtz Wealth Management CEO Josh Brown has said the “stampede is coming” for Bitcoin from banks - as soon as next year. In a piece on Reformed Broker, Brown, who is a legacy finance figure openly supportive of cryptocurrency, said Goldman Sachs is rumored to be the major institution to take...
Governments should “start thinking now” about the use of Blockchain for nuclear security, or be left “flat footed,” a new report claims. Writing in The Bulletin, Harvard researcher Aaron Arnold argues Blockchain could ultimately hold the key for international joint efforts to control and stop illicit trafficking of nuclear materials. “The use of Blockchain...
A Canada-based blockchain research effort has added over a dozen members including major companies Tencent and FedEx, and the Ontario Ministry of Health. The Blockchain Research Institute was originally founded in March by Don and Alex Tapscott, and backed by a group companies like IBM and PepsiCo, as well as a...
People often make the mistake of thinking that the Industrial Revolution (the catalyst for modernity and the driving force behind geopolitics to this day) was a phenomenon that took place all at once, in a vacuum, around the world. In fact, it took decades for inventions like the steam...
The US State Department will host a forum on Blockchain on Oct. 10. The event will take place in George C. Marshall Center, Washington, DC where various offices from the State Department and other parts of the US government, as well as those from the private sector, will join the one-day...