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Cryptocurrency Exchange OKCoin Expands Into 20 New States

After launching its fiat-to-token trading platform in California earlier this summer Hong Kong-based crypto exchange OKCoin has announced that it is expanding token-to-token trading to 20 more states in the U.S.

Collapsed Bitcoin Exchange ‘Expert’ Might Hold the Keys to Russia’s U.S. Election Meddling

Russian citizen Alexander who is being held in a jail in Greece could shed light on the ongoing investigation over Russia’s interference with the U.S. politics. According to a report in Bloomberg, Vinnik, 38, may be aware of how Russians in U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s crosshairs used Bitcoin to obscure their money trail.

U.S. DoJ Charges 12 Russian Officials with Bitcoin-Funded Elections ‘Interference’

According to a 29-page document released from the U.S. Department of Justice Friday, July 13, a dozen of Russian operatives were revealed to have used Bitcoin heavily to fund the DCLeaks operations and propaganda campaign.

Bitcoin Price Skyrockets as Donald Trump Wins the White House

As predicted by numerous experts before, Donald Trump’s presidential election win caused bitcoin price to rise. The recent hours’ events have fully confirmed the predictions.

California Decides Not to Regulate Cryptocurrency

California officials stated the state would not regulate digital currencies under existing regulations, Bloomberg reported.

California Bankruptcy Court to Decide Whether Bitcoin is Currency

On the background of the continuing legal debate concerning the status of bitcoin as commodity, currency, or property, a bankruptcy court of California is expected to rule whether bitcoin should be deemed a currency on February 19. The ruling is expected to conclude a lawsuit of HashFast mining company’s trustee Michael Kasolas against Marc Lowe, […]

Corrupted Secret Service Agent for Silk Road Case Attempted to Flee from the U.S.

Shaun Bridges, a former Secret Service agent previously sentenced to six years in jail for stealing bitcoins from a Silk Road dealer, has allegedly attempted to flee from the United States to avoid serving the term.

New Hampshire’s Bitcoin Tax Bill Voted Down

The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted down the bill HR522 which had implied that the state could collect taxes and fees in bitcoins, CoinDesk reported.

MIT Researchers to Launch Beta of Encrypted Data Platform Enigma

A group of researchers and entrepreneurs from MIT Media Lab announced beta version of their encrypted daya platform Enigma will soon be released. The system has been in development since July 2015. It employs blockchain technology to maintait safe and secure sharing of sensitive data with third parties. The platform itself is named after famous […]

Latest Report States Virtual Currency is Attack Prone without State Support

A non-profit think tank RAND Corporation funded by the Pentagon and U.S. Homeland Security released a report titled “National Security Implications of Virtual Currency”, which analyzes possible scenarios of using virtual currencies (referred to in the text as just VC) by terrorists, insurgentes, organized criminals, and malevolent individuals, collectively referred to as non-state actors. The […]

Former White House Official Joins Bitfury

Jamie Smith who had previously worked at the White House as the president’s special assistant has taken the position of Bitfury’s head of global communications department.

American Official Promises a Blockchain Revolution

Speaking at a guest lecture held at the Harvard School of Law, a member of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, J. Christopher Giancarlo, stated that the blockchain could deprive professional accounants and recordkeepers from employment when adopted in the mainstream.