Indian IT Giant Tech Mahindra and Local Gov’t Launch Blockchain Accelerator

Indian IT giant Tech Mahindra is launching a blockchain accelerator together with the government of the southern state of Telangana. Tech Mahindra, the IT subsidiary of Indian conglomerate Mahindra Group, is launching a blockchain accelerator together with the government of the southern state of Telangana.  The parties hope the accelerator will become a “torch-bearer” for […]

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New Email Extortion Scam Targets Google’s AdSense, Demands Bitcoin

A new extortion scam targeting website owners serving banner ads through Google’s AdSense program demands BTC in exchange for preventing an attack. A new extortion scam targeting website owners serving banner ads through Google’s AdSense program has begun circulating the Internet. The malicious scheme demands Bitcoin (BTC) in exchange for preventing an attack, which would […]

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Legal Framework for Tokenization Submitted to Russia’s Crypto Bill

The Central Bank of Russia is moving forward with a proposal to integrate appropriate tokenization regulations in Russia’s troubled digital financial assets bill project. A successful tokenization trial could lead to big changes in Russia’s proposed cryptocurrency legislation. The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) announced on Feb. 17 the completion of a blockchain tokenization pilot […]

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OKEx Expands Into India’s Crypto Market via Partnership With Local Exchange

Despite the ongoing uncertainty toward crypto regulation in India, major global crypto exchange OKEx has just made another push in the country’s market. Despite ongoing uncertainty regarding cryptocurrency regulation in India, major global crypto exchange OKEx has just made another push in the country’s market. On Feb. 14, OKEx partnered with India’s largest cryptocurrency trading […]

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A Million EPayments Accounts Frozen Due to Regulation Control

UK regulator FCA has suspended ePayments operations due to anti-money-laundering controls, freezing a million accounts. EPayments Systems Ltd, a United Kingdom-authorized electronic money institution, must suspend online payment operations due to the Financial Conduct Authority’s anti-money-laundering (AML) procedures.  EPayments has released a short statement on its website and has sent out emails to its customers […]

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A Call for Sensible Regulation: The Fate of Future Innovation in India

Hearings in the Indian Supreme Court have opened a discussion between the crypto space and lawmakers on the tech’s potential in the country. India has developed a somewhat paradoxical relationship with cryptocurrencies, blockchain and other emerging technologies. On one hand, the Indian government is a huge proponent of distributed ledger technology, with several government-led initiatives […]

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