Sunday, May 28, 2017

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Bank of Canada: DLT Won't Replace Canada's Payment System

Canada's central bank likely won't launch a wholesale payment system based solely on distributed ledger tech, one of its senior officials said today. Writing in an op-ed published by The Globe and Mail,...

LocalBitcoins Trader Pleads Guilty to Money Transmitter Charge

A Michigan LocalBitcoins trader plead guilty last week to operating an unlicensed money services business. Federal prosecutors alleged that Sal Mansy, a resident of Detroit, advertising a bitcoin buying and selling service...

Consensus 2017: Even Academics Can't Keep Pace With Blockchain Change

As blockchain startups take off, where will they find their workforce? The onus often falls on universities to develop young people with the requisite skills. As a result, universities are now facing...

ICOs Going Mainstream? Chat App Kik to Launch Token Sale

Messaging service Kik has revealed plans to launch its own cryptocurrency and ultimately create a new ecosystem for digital services. The new digital token, called Kin, will be launched on the ethereum blockchain, the...

How Blockchain Tech Could Move Self-Driving Cars Into the Fast Lane

A future with autonomous vehicles is fast approaching – and with it, the idea that blockchain could connect automobiles and other Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices is getting its fair share of attention. Even though smart houses (where doors, thermostats and...

Consensus 2017: Advice From a Lawyer to ICOs: 'Don’t Be Stupid'

One expert blockchain attorney has simple advice for blockchain companies currently navigating regulatory uncertainty. Though the technology has been up for discussion for years, laws aren't very clear right now with a...

Bitcoin, Ether Set New All-Time Highs Amid Market Boom

The price of bitcoin and ether, the digital tokens that power the bitcoin and ethereum blockchains, reached new all-time highs today. At press time, bitcoin had topped $2,500 and a total market...

Consensus 2017: Blockchain Consortia in A Rapidly Changing Market

"Whatever we build today will probably have to be changed again." So said Eiki Hatakeyama of the Western Asset Management Company, highlighting a sense of realism that came through in a series of workshops sponsored by...

Consensus 2017: Bitcoin Exchange Execs See Promise in Multi-Token Future

How would you build a bitcoin exchange if you had to start from scratch? According to Adam White, head of Coinbase's GDAX exchange, the answer is you wouldn't want to simply support...

Coinbase Today: Armstrong Talks Token, ICOs and Blockchain's Netscape

You have to give credit where it's due – and looking at the increasingly strange and diversifying blockchain industry, it's not hard to view Coinbase as some sort of bastion of...

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