Ukraine joins the comity of crypto-friendly nations with new regulation

The legal status of cryptocurrencies remains a mixed bag of regulatory positions, depending on the jurisdiction being considered. While some countries move toward blanket prohibitions or stringent regulations, others elect to go with a more open approach to crypto. For Ukraine, the latter path appears to be the case, with the government encouraging legalized crypto… Continue reading Ukraine joins the comity of crypto-friendly nations with new regulation

Indian university joins Hedera decentralized governance council

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) has become a member of the Hedera Hashgraph’s council for decentralized governance. IIT Madras is one of the top institutes for technical education in India, which falls under the direct jurisdiction of India’s Ministry of Education. As a member of the Hedera Governing Council, IITM has become one… Continue reading Indian university joins Hedera decentralized governance council

Former CFTC brass joins Andreessen Horowitz as an advisor

Crypto regulation has become an increasingly relevant topic over the past several years. To address these legal ins and outs amid the ever-changing regulatory waters, VC firm Andreessen Horowitz has called upon a previous leader of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s, or CFTC, to join its team. “As part of our larger effort… Continue reading Former CFTC brass joins Andreessen Horowitz as an advisor

CoinDCX exchange joins ad regulator following Delhi High Court notice

Mumbai-based crypto exchange CoinDCX has reportedly joined the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI). In what seems like a response to the Delhi High Court’s notice regarding ad disclaimers from crypto exchanges, CoinDCX intends to use this partnership to improve advertising transparency and stay off the radar of the Indian regulators. ASCI is a non-governmental,… Continue reading CoinDCX exchange joins ad regulator following Delhi High Court notice

Angelina Jolie joins Instagram to spotlight Afghanistan crisis

Angelina Jolie has joined Instagram — and is using it as a tool for her humanitarian efforts.  The actress, director and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Special Envoy made her social media debut on Friday, sharing a letter she was sent from a teenage girl from Afghanistan amid the Taliban takeover and collapse of… Continue reading Angelina Jolie joins Instagram to spotlight Afghanistan crisis

Dominic Raab finally joins Tory MPs foreign affairs group chat TWO YEARS into the job

EMBATTLED Dominic Raab has finally joined the Tory MPs' foreign affairs WhatsApp group – TWO YEARS into the job. Fighting to stay in post amid a raging holiday row, the Foreign Secretary scrambled to win support from irked colleagues by showing he's easy to reach and wants to listen. He was added to the chat by… Continue reading Dominic Raab finally joins Tory MPs foreign affairs group chat TWO YEARS into the job

Top-five UK university joins Hedera governing council

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) have officially joined Hedera Hashgraph’s panoply of 39 global governing council members, confirming their place as the second academic institution to support the blockchain platform following UCL’s admission last year. Hedera Hashgraph is an enterprise-grade distributed ledger technology designed to support the creation of new and… Continue reading Top-five UK university joins Hedera governing council

Jo Churchill joins Sajid Javid, PM Johnson, Rishi Sunak in isolation

Is there ANYONE left at the Department of Health? Speaker Lindsay Hoyle rages at government making announcements ‘from their gardens’ as another minister reveals she has been ‘pinged’ after Sajid Javid tested positive  Junior health minister Jo Churchill announced Thursday she was pinged by the NHS coronavirus app and will be required to quarantine  Health… Continue reading Jo Churchill joins Sajid Javid, PM Johnson, Rishi Sunak in isolation

Apple stock hits record joins big tech party

What stocks should you own this summer? Wheelhouse CIO Ann Berry, Ladenburg Thalmann Asset Management CEO Phil Blancato and Kaltbaum Capital Management President Gary Kaltbaum on today’s markets. Apple is joining the big tech investor party that's been underway already this year.  Shares of the world's most valuable company are sitting near record levels after… Continue reading Apple stock hits record joins big tech party

DoJ’s crypto czar joins FinCEN in brand-new role: Why it matters

In her monthly Expert Take column, Selva Ozelli, an international tax attorney and CPA, covers the intersection between emerging technologies and sustainability, and provides the latest developments around taxes, AML/CFT regulations and legal issues affecting crypto and blockchain. Talk about ending a stellar career at the United States Department of Justice with a bang. The… Continue reading DoJ’s crypto czar joins FinCEN in brand-new role: Why it matters

Gaming giant Ubisoft joins Aleph.im as core channel node operator

French video game developer Ubisoft is furthering its blockchain ambitions by joining the Aleph.im network in the capacity of channel node operator, setting the stage for further collaboration with the distributed cloud platform. As a core channel node operator, Ubisoft is contributing to aleph.im through staking, validating and managing the decentralized network. While all nodes… Continue reading Gaming giant Ubisoft joins Aleph.im as core channel node operator

Apple stock hits record joins big tech party

What stocks should you own this summer? Wheelhouse CIO Ann Berry, Ladenburg Thalmann Asset Management CEO Phil Blancato and Kaltbaum Capital Management President Gary Kaltbaum on today’s markets. Apple is joining the big tech investor party that's been underway already this year.  Shares of the world's most valuable company hit a new record Wednesday, the… Continue reading Apple stock hits record joins big tech party

BIS joins France and Switzerland’s central banks on cross-border CBDC project

The Bank of France and the Swiss National Bank are teaming up with the Bank for International Settlements’ Innovation Hub to test a wholesale central bank digital currency (CBDC) system dubbed “Project Jura.” According to a release by the Bank of France on Thursday, the Project Jura pilot study will also draw participation from a… Continue reading BIS joins France and Switzerland’s central banks on cross-border CBDC project

PM joins backlash against students who voted to remove Queen's print

Boris Johnson joins backlash against Oxford students who voted to remove portrait of the Queen from Magdalen College after Education Secretary slammed ‘absurd’ decision and Communities Secretary said he’s ‘proud’ to have a portrait of Monarch in his office Graduate students said Queen Elizabeth was a ‘symbol of recent colonial history’ Common room president today… Continue reading PM joins backlash against students who voted to remove Queen's print

Bank of Indonesia joins central bank digital currency race

The Bank of Indonesia is one of the latest global central banks to announce state digital currency plans amid a major spike in the country’s digital payments. Governor Perry Warjiyo said Tuesday that Indonesia’s central bank is planning to launch a digital rupiah currency as a legal payment instrument in Indonesia, Reuters reports. The official… Continue reading Bank of Indonesia joins central bank digital currency race

CoinZoom Joins Visa’s Fintech Fast Track Program

Leading U.S based cryptocurrency exchange CoinZoom has announced that it has joined Visa’s Fintech Fast Track Program. This development is expected to speed the process of integrating with Visa and expand CoinZoom’s capability to leverage the capabilities and security of the Visa global payment network.  CoinZoom to Launch New Products in Collaboration With Visa The… Continue reading CoinZoom Joins Visa’s Fintech Fast Track Program

United States joins Christchurch Call to eliminate terrorist, extremist online content

The United States has joined the Christchurch Call to Action to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online. In a statement released this morning US Department of State spokesman Ned Price confirmed America was now endorsing the Christchurch Call, after holding off for several years. The Call to Action will be voluntary framework whereby governments… Continue reading United States joins Christchurch Call to eliminate terrorist, extremist online content

ConsenSys exec joins CoinFund to assist early-stage blockchain firms

Vanessa Grellet, a five-year veteran of Ethereum software company ConsenSys, will be joining crypto investment group CoinFund as its new head of portfolio growth. In an announcement from CoinFund today, the investment group said Grellet would be responsible for guiding its portfolio of more than 50 companies and projects. The new head of portfolio growth… Continue reading ConsenSys exec joins CoinFund to assist early-stage blockchain firms

AOC joins the ‘Squad’ in blasting police over Daunte Wright shooting

More On: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Pelosi trashes AOC, ‘Squad’ in ‘child-like’ voice: book ‘Scared, intimidated and violated’: Podcaster visited by police after criticizing AOC on Twitter AOC, Jamaal Bowman meet with Jewish leaders for talks on Israel Letters to the Editor — April 5, 2021 Progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said the police killing of Daunte Wright… Continue reading AOC joins the ‘Squad’ in blasting police over Daunte Wright shooting

Elon Moist, not Musk, joins CoinGeek Livestream AMA special

We said we were giving you Elon Musk—instead, we gave you Elon Moist.  Elon Moist, better known as Twetch co-founder and CEO Josh Petty (aka CoinYeezy), was the “melt your face” guest on Kurt Wuckert Jr.’s Ask Me Anything special CoinGeek Livestream on April 1. In the spirit of April Fools Day, Kurt and Petty… Continue reading Elon Moist, not Musk, joins CoinGeek Livestream AMA special

IOTA Foundation joins CHAISE consortium to impart blockchain education in EU

IOTA Foundation announced a new partnership with CHAISE consortium. Alongside blockchain tech firms such as INATBA, Fujitsu, and European Digital SME Alliance, IOTA and CHAISE will provide blockchain education under a four-year grant with support of the “Erasmus+ Programme” of the European Union.  The project is said to assist Europe in its race for establishing… Continue reading IOTA Foundation joins CHAISE consortium to impart blockchain education in EU

Sony Europe joins Theta blockchain validator program

Sony’s European subsidiary is the latest company to join the validator program of the Theta Network, a decentralized blockchain-based video protocol. Sony Europe’s research and development group, the Center Europe Brussels Laboratory, has joined Theta’s enterprise validator and governance council program, the company announced Tuesday. As part of the development, Sony will operate an enterprise… Continue reading Sony Europe joins Theta blockchain validator program

Bitcoin SV joins Bithumb’s ‘7th Anniversary Airdrop Party’

Bithumb, considered to be one of the top digital currency exchanges in South Korea, is giving away free Bitcoin SV (BSV) as part of its 7th anniversary celebrations. In an accompanying blog post, the exchange stated that the BSV would go to traders who “trade over 70,000 KRW ($63) for digital assets that are released… Continue reading Bitcoin SV joins Bithumb’s ‘7th Anniversary Airdrop Party’