European Commission Backs Blockchain Pilot With €500k Budget

European Commission Backs Blockchain Pilot With €500k Budget The European Union’s executive branch is establishing an “observatory” focused on blockchain as part of a wider pilot project. Unveiled earlier this week, the initiative, according to the European Commission, seeks to to “gather opinions and to voice concerns around Blockchain and DLT”. The Commission plans to solicit…

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Blockchain: A Technology Whose Time Has Come

Blockchain: A Technology Whose Time Has Come They thought I was nuts… It was 2003. I was moving from my retail money-management business to managing an exclusive hedge fund. My parting gift to my retail clients was Apple (AAPL). But not everybody was on board. When I told them about Apple, they thought I was…

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A Court Battle Against Bitlicense Starts in Two Weeks

A Court Battle Against Bitlicense Starts in Two Weeks   This past March Bitcoin.com reported on a single Bitcoin entrepreneur taking the New York Bitlicense to court due to the law stifling digital currency businesses and constraining regulations set forth by the New York Division of Financial Services (NYDFS). Now the French national, Theo Chino…

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Making the Case for Bitcoin as Legal Property

Making the Case for Bitcoin as Legal Property   As Bitcoin is adopted by more users every day, the need to determine how it can integrate into mainstream society becomes even more pressing. One major question continues to be how traditional laws apply to Bitcoin and its use. Many of those determinations could have major…

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Cambodia is Utilizing Blockchain for Public Payment Infrastructure

Cambodia is Utilizing Blockchain for Public Payment Infrastructure   The National Bank of Cambodia is working toward a blockchain payment system for its citizens in partnership with Japanese industry startup Soramitsu. The startup is notably affiliated with the Linux Foundation’s open-source Hyperledger project. The central bank and Soramitsu have entered a co-development agreement to study…

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New Block Explorer Let’s 62% of Monero Transactions To Be Tracked

New Block Explorer Let’s 62% of Monero Transactions To Be Tracked   The world’s sixth-largest cryptocurrency network, monero, celebrated its third birthday this Tuesday, but not without having weathered a storm in the preceding days. On Twitter, Reddit and across social media, a heated discussion has been playing out over findings published on MoneroLink.com. Launched on…

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