Officials in Gibraltar are reportedly weighing rules for initial coin offerings (ICOs), a move that follows a bid to develop a licensure framework for companies working with the tech. The discussions will include input from members of the British overseas territory's legislature as well as the Gibraltar Financial Services...
The application of US retail giant Walmart to patent its “Smart Package” system has been released by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Thursday, March 1, Fintech Finance reports.Walmart’s “Smart Package” patent employs a Blockchain-based tool to track package contents, environmental conditions, location, and other...
"What would come about if our Office of Motor Motor vehicles held all expenses of sale on the blockchain?" This was the very first of numerous achievable use circumstances talked about by Rep. David Schweikert (R.-AZ) through his keynote tackle on day two of the D.C. Blockchain Summit, exactly...
Malta has taken a considerable phase toward turning into a "Blockchain Island." Introduced Tuesday by Silvio Schembri – a Maltese Member of Parliament and the parliamentary secretary dependable for economical companies, electronic overall economy and innovation – the island nation's parliament has passed 3 charges pertaining to cryptocurrencies, blockchain...
Primavera De Filippi is a permanent researcher at the CERSA/CNRS/Université Paris II, a faculty associate at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, the "alchemist" for DAOstack and a co-author of "Blockchain and the Law." Much discussion is currently taking place concerning the nature...
American television host Ellen Degeneres took a jab explaining what Bitcoin (BTC) was to her live audience yesterday, Feb. 15, by comparing the digital currency to a goat that “doesn’t exist except for on that Internet.”If you want to know what bitcoin is, I learned about it....
"Bullish." "A sign of relief." These were just some of the comments that came from industry observers in the wake of a hearing held Tuesday by the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, one that addressed the question of how domestic lawmakers should consider cryptocurrency regulation. Widely...
Switzerland's Monetary Sector Supervisory Authority (FINMA) is offering hard guidance to banks wanting to trade in crypto property. In accordance to a report from Swissinfo.ch, FINMA has issued a confidential letter – witnessed by the news agency – to accountancy group EXPERTsuisse, stating its stance on how financial establishments need...
Since its development almost a yr and a 50 % back, it is risk-free to say that the Organization Ethereum Alliance (EEA) has been peaceful. Aside from a constant stream of new members, there has been a lull of live tasks, one that has led some to theorize the...
Ian Simpson is head of marketing and communications at Lakeside Partners, an early-stage investment firm in Zug, Switzerland. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk's 2017 in Review. Without a shadow of a doubt, this past year has been huge for cryptocurrencies and the blockchain technology. Whatever the...