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United States lawmakers seem to be Opening up to Cryptocurrency

November was a tough month for cryptocurrency investors, but there were some positive developments in terms of adoption and clarification of laws.  The United States government may take a long time to take official positions on Bitcoin and altcoins, but states and cities can act on their own and have …

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A Miami Beach Conference United Art and Tech A-Listers to Make the Case for Blockchain—And Ended as an Allegory of Market Mayhem

Nearly halfway through “The Art of Blockchains,” the star-studded, half-day conference hosted by billionaire collector, gallerist, and entrepreneur Adam Lindemann to explore the art world’s awkward romance with blockchain technology, New Museum director Lisa Phillips succinctly verbalized the fundamental tension haunting the shared space. “We’ve heard a lot about value,” …

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What is Bitcoin United and Should you Trust it? – The Merkle

In the digital world, it can be difficult to distinguish between what is real and fake. A new post on Huffington Post talks about Bitcoin united as a solution to end all forks. This post makes some very bold claims regarding faster transactions and improved scalability. To most people, this post …

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How Blockchain Could Finally Unite the United Nations

Today, the United Nations is a Swiss army knife of humanitarian aid. When catastrophe strikes, dozens of agencies within the organization, founded in the aftermath of World War II, lay in wait in offices around the world, each with their own specialized role to alleviate suffering and establish peace. But with …

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Operator of illegal bitcoin exchange in the United States goes to jail

Daniel Mercede was buying large quantities of bitcoin from legitimate foreign exchanges and then reselling the bitcoin himself at a premium, without having the necessary license. “I can get some crazy returns right now” was amid the promises that Daniel Mercede, of Chagrin Falls, used to give about his bitcoin …

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7 United Nations Agencies Are Now Investigating Blockchain Applications

The UN is seeking outside input for a previously undisclosed, multi-agency effort focused on applications of blockchain tech. CoinDesk exclusively reported this week that the UN’s World Food Program (WFP) wants to leverage cryptocurrencies like ethereum to transmit financial aid to impoverished areas. A pilot test scheduled for next month will …

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United Arab Emirates Consider to Officially Recognize Bitcoin, Work on Regulatory Framework

Following in the footsteps of the Philippines and China, the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and its Central Bank plan to provide a clear regulatory framework on the usability of Bitcoin and operations of digital currency exchanges in the near future. On Jan. 1, 2017, the Central Bank …

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