A Millennial and Crypto Love Story: How This Generation Is Ghosting Banks

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America’s youth has long been in a bad relationship with banks. Their predatory, self-serving practices have left a bad taste in the mouths of many young consumers, who have historically acclimated and resigned themselves to the system as they aged. Millennials have been accused of killing almost every industry, from golf to napkins, but now…

Washington State Introduces Bill Encouraging Development of Blockchain and DLT

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The Washington State Senate introduced a bill that would—through amending existing legislation—encourage the development of distributed ledger and blockchain technology. The bill appears to codify blockchain-enabled digital signatures and licenses and provide the legal recognition necessary to enforce these standards. On Jan. 25th, the Washington State Senate introduced SB 5638, an act “relating to the…

Nevada Saw an Influx of Blockchain Recorded Marriages in 2018

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According to public records obtained from Washoe County, home to one of the marriage epicenters of the world in Reno, Nevada, the region saw over 950 blockchain recorded marriages in 2018. Moreover, about 250 miles away in Elko, Nevada, county officials are recording birth certificates using blockchain technology. Also read: Connecticut Software Engineering School Receives $10,000…

Telecom Giant China Mobile Is Developing a Blockchain Water Purifier

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A water purifier launched by China Mobile is connected to the internet of things and will reward usage with crypto tokens.

Analysis: Understanding the SEC’s Stance on Crypto

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Last year the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission took enforcement action against initial coin offerings and other crypto companies perpetrating fraud. Many believe 2019 will be the year when regulators clamp down on rogue cryptocurrency operators. Here we decode the overlapping and occasionally contradictory stance taken by U.S. regulators, and consider what the market can expect.…

New Legal Framework in Switzerland Gives Boost to Blockchain

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The Swiss State Secretariat for International Finance (SIF) announced the Federal Council’s adoption of a recent report—Legal Framework for Distributed Ledger Technology and Blockchain in Switzerland—and expressed their intent to assist in developing laws for new technologies, specifically distributed ledger technology and blockchain innovation. Switzerland: Blockchain Safe Haven? In a Dec. 14th press release, the Swiss…

Eight Reasons to Use Cryptocurrency Payments in 2019

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This article on cryptocurrency payments was written by Thomas Highwater, who is an avid fan of all things crypto-related. Mr. Highwater teaches high-school level robotics and programming. *** While there is a growing number of fiat based-payment processors with a variety of practical tools and methods of payment, adding cryptocurrency payments into the mix provides…

Wendy McElroy: How the Blockchain Provides Private Justice

Wendy McElroy: How the Blockchain Provides Private Justice

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The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 5: Saving the World Through Anarchism Chapter 11, Part 6 How the Blockchain Provides Private Justice The key to…an anarcho-capitalist court system is found in the concept of a “personal judiciary”. [Acting as your own judge.]…The courts’ purpose is to enable men to settle disputes so…

Iran Completes Development of Rial-Supported National Cryptocurrency

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Iran has finalized the development of its national cryptocurrency, which is backed by the local fiat unit, the rial. Once the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) approves its use, the yet-to-be-named digital currency will then be issued to banking institutions for testing in payments, internal and interbank settlements according to local media reports. Also Read: Bahamas…