Crypto Donations to Politicians Are Unregulated in Japan: Report

Japanese politicians are barred from accepting cash and security donations but can receive crypto assets, says internal affairs minister Sanae Takaichi. Sanae Takaichi, the internal affairs and communications minister of Japan, has stated that cryptocurrency donations to individual politicians are not illegal in the country — unlike the ones made in cash or securities. According […]

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EU Finance Commissioner to Propose Unified Crypto Legislation

The European Union’s finance commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis pledges to propose new rules to regulate digital currencies such as Facebook’s Libra. The European Union’s finance commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis has pledged to propose new rules to regulate cryptocurrencies such as Facebook’s Libra. As Reuters reports, speaking before EU lawmakers on Oct. 8, Dombrovskis stated: “Europe needs a […]

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Decentralized Finance, Explained

Decentralized finance is gaining momentum as a sector that could transform the economy. But what is it, and what are the challenges that lie ahead? What is the Crypto Finance Conference? The CFC bills itself as “the most exclusive blockchain investors’ confidence in the industry.” Held on an invitation-only basis, just 200 attendees will be […]

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US Police Devices Firm Explores Blockchain to Fight Deepfake Videos

U.S. law enforcement technology manufacturer Axon Enterprise Inc. is exploring new data tracking technologies, including blockchain, for its new body cameras. Leading technology manufacturer for United States law enforcement Axon Enterprise Inc. is exploring new data tracking technologies, including blockchain, for its body cameras. Verifying police footage The impetus behind Axon’s interest in emerging technologies […]

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Central Bank Digital Currency Is ‘Inevitable,’ says the Fed’s Patrick Harker

Central bank digital currencies are “inevitable,” says Patrick Harker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Patrick Harker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, is confident that central bank digital currencies are inevitable. As Reuters reported on Oct. 2, Harker expressed the idea that central banks — including the Federal Reserve — […]

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Blockchain Firm Helps Congo Mine to Fight Against Blood Diamonds

Berlin-based blockchain firm delivers mine-to-market technology solutions to help fight against blood diamonds in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Berlin-based blockchain company, RCS Global delivers mine-to-market technology solutions to help fight against conflict minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Not part of a blood-stained supply chain On Oct.1 Reuters reported that government officials in […]

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Revolut Partners with Visa to Expand Into North, South America and Asia

United Kingdom-based digital banking app Revolut announces a major partnership with Visa to expand its services globally across 24 new markets, including North America. United Kingdom-based digital banking app Revolut announced a major partnership with Visa to expand its services globally across 24 new markets, including North America. According to a Sept. 30 press release, […]

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