US-based international bank Goldman Sachs has applied to the US Patent and Trademark Office seeking for patenting its proprietary cryptocurrency-based system for settlement of securities. The cryptocurrency dubbed SETLcoin, according to the application, is intended for p2p-exchange of digital tokens, which in their turn act as instantaneous replacement for actual.
There is no secret that many mainstream entities engaged in various activities are producing blockchain hype these days. Those in the crypto-community who like having their finger on the pulse of what is going on, are very well aware of expanding interest and adoption of bitcoin’s underlying technology amidst banks,.
The Supreme Court of Estonia has made a request addressed to local central bank, two government departments, the Bank of Estonia, and the country’s financial regulator, to clarify their views on legal stance of digital currencies in regard to AML policies and general essence of cryptocurrency and the underpinning technology.
Former employees of the Central Bank of Barbados have issued a paper titled ‘Should Cryptocurrencies Be Included In The Portfolio Of International Reserves Held By The Central Bank Of Barbados?’ where they suggest that the island’s regulator should consider using cryptocurrency as its foreign reserve. However, according to the authors,.
The court of the Chechnia, Russia, considered Charlie Hebdo’s account in Twitter the one that violates religious feelings of believers, and thus ruled to ban the social network in Russia.
A bank in Sharjah, UAE, fell victim to a hacker, who demands $3 million worth of bitcoins as a ransom.
One of the biggest altcoin exchanges Cryptsy went offline for almost 12 straight hours today. The outage followied multiple reports related to withdrawal problems. First delays in cryptocurrency withdrawal began last week, while on November 22 Cryptsy’s official Twitter announced there were problems with wallets, and that withdrawal / deposit.
Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs filed a claim as to terminate a contract with one of Rostech’s subdivisions. The contract scope was in hacking Tor. The reason for termination is officially failure to fulfill the contractial obligations in time; however, a part of the project is already at the enforcement’s.