Salvatore Palella is often credited as the man who brought electric scooters to Italy. Less known is his attempt to bring ride-sharing to the blockchain. In June 2019, Italian Minister of Transportation Danilo Toninelli granted a decree to allow micro-mobility businesses to operate in cities that decided to participate...
Australia’s stock exchange may delay its blockchain overhaul, thought leaders are meeting in Washington, D.C., to discuss the digitization of money and Ethereum devs have a proposal to pump the brakes on high gas fees. Here’s the story: You’re reading Blockchain Bites, the daily roundup of the most pivotal stories...
Eleven months ago, Alexey Andryunin was sure his business was not long for this world.  A 22-year-old math student from Moscow, Andryunin built a business inflating trade volumes in little-known crypto tokens issued during the 2017 initial coin offering (ICO) craze. In a head-turning interview CoinDesk published last July,...
Dave Balter is the CEO of Flipside Crypto. His book, “The Humility Imperative,” will be released on June 30. This is a message to every cryptocurrency entrepreneur, employee, executive or leader: Dig a hole, throw your ego into it and pour concrete on top. Find humility instead. Hello, my name...
The future of the U.S. federal securities regulator, and perhaps the direction of cryptocurrency policy, is up in the air. Last week, President Donald Trump announced his intention to nominate Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton to the post of U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New...
The founder of the AML Bitcoin project claims the U.S. government is “extorting” him after being indicted on money laundering and wire fraud charges. The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed suits against Rowland Marcus Andrade on Thursday, claiming he misled investors while raising...
Most people will agree on at least one thing: 2020 is a dumpster fire. From the coronavirus to economic meltdowns to wrenching clashes over police brutality and systemic racism, we now live in a world that can feel, with every headline, impossible to stomach.  In science fiction works like...
The U.S. Department of Justice indicted the founder of “AML Bitcoin” on money laundering and wire fraud charges. According to a court filing dated June 22, Texas resident Rowland Marcus Andrade, the founder of the NAC Foundation, allegedly raised funds by conducting an initial coin offering for tokens representing...
The Principality of Monaco, a popular haven for the mega-rich, has begun approving security token fundraising efforts, the first step to becoming a regulated on-chain finance hub. Announced Thursday, Monaco’s Office of Digital Affairs has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Luxembourg-based blockchain startup Tokeny, which is part-owned...
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) startup booster, the Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP), renewed its hunt for interoperable, blockchain-based anti-counterfeiting projects at a virtual Industry Day on Tuesday. SVIP officials offered startups a fresh batch of use cases – an alternative to Social Security numbers; e-commerce, food...