Top 4 Major Challenges For DLT, According to 200 Businessmen

Four most pressing challenges facing distributed ledger technology (DLT) industry today are identified in the November 2019 paper on blockchain in trade, titled: “A Reality Check.” The paper was written by Deepesh Patel, Editorial Director at Trade Finance Global (TFG), a trade finance platform, and Emmanuelle Ganne, Senior Analyst at the World Trade Organization (WTO), […]

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Nordea Employees Banned From Buying Bitcoin + More News

Source: iStock/Reimphoto Crypto Briefs is your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptocurrency and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. Regulation news Nordea Bank is free to prevent its employees from investing in Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies in their own time, Bloomberg reported, citing a verdict by a […]

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‘The Best and Cleanest Bitcoin is From the Silk Road’

Source: iStock/skodonnell ‘The best’ bitcoins are the ones from the Silk Road, the first modern darknet market, because they’ve got through the U.S. Marshalls and have been ‘blessed’ by the U.S. government – ‘those are very clean,’ Matt Walsh, Partner at Castle Island Ventures, a U.S.-based venture capital firm, joked while discussing so-called “virgin bitcoins” […]

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Why Has Binance Just Bought a Chinese Dapps Analytics Platform?

Source: Instagram, Binance Major crypto exchange Binance has continued its seemingly relentless acquisitions drive with the purchase of analytics service DappReview, an information resource for blockchain-powered decentralized applications (dapps). In a Binance blog post, the company said that it intends to “support DappReview to further develop the dapps ecosystem and foster greater blockchain adoption.” After […]

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Brazilians Make 2.5 Million Crypto Transactions in Just 8 Weeks

Source: iStock/XtockImages Cryptocurrency usage rates continue to soar in Brazil, despite the recent introduction of tax laws that require traders and investors to declare their Bitcoin and altcoin transactions. Per media outlet G1, Brazilian tax authority the Receita Federal (the Department of Federal Revenue) has released data about crypto tax declarations for the period August […]

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Ethereum Developer Facing up to 20 Years in Prison Gets Top Lawyer

Source: iStock/jsmith 36-year old Ethereum (ETH) developer Virgil Griffith, who’s facing up to 20 years in prison for allegedly helping North Korea avoid sanctions, is now represented by Brian Klein, high-stakes trial attorney and partner at Los Angeles-Based law firm Baker Marquart. Brian Klein. Source: bakermarquart.com “I now represent Virgil Griffith and am very pleased […]

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Using Blockchain to Fight Fake Corporate News and Stock Swings

December 2, 2019, New York City – Business journalists are constantly targeted by hackers and “hacktivists” trying to get fake financial stories covered by a quality news source. Motivated by profit, politics or malice, these scammers get more creative by the day. Over the past few years, companies like Blackrock, Fitbit, Google, Pfizer, Samsung and […]

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