04 Oct 2021

Building a better stock market: Tokenized shares bridge trading gap on blockchain

The dramatic short squeeze of the stock of video game retailer GameStop this January was the moment when r/WallStreetBets finally transformed from a humble Reddit forum into a financial force that can no longer be ignored. But lost among the memes, trading app drama and hand-wringing over the sanctity of

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01 Oct 2021

Regulation doesn’t pose ‘existential threat to crypto’: Blockchain Association head

Regulators around the world have been cracking down on cryptocurrency trading, and exchange operators have been retrenching. Binance said on Monday that users in Singapore won’t be able to trade on its main platform. Chinese crypto exchange Huobi will stop taking new mainland customers. And U.S. Securities and Exchange Chair Gary

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28 Sep 2021

Trade secret metadata and blockchain evidence: a perfect combination

Read Wolters Kluwer explain the advantages of using Blockchain technology in business from a lawyer’s point of view on Reuters : Using the term “blockchain” is a buzzword that most lawyers do not understand. It is often confused with things such as “Bitcoin” — a digital currency launched in 2009

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28 Sep 2021

Cryptocurrency expert pleads guilty to helping North Korean government use blockchain to evade sanctions

Virgil Griffiths, a cryptocurrency expert, has pleaded guilty to helping North Korean officials evade sanctions through the use of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency in 2019 in the latest update to this case. Griffiths now faces up to 20 years in prison and is set to be sentenced on January 18,

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27 Sep 2021

Blockchain will transform government services, and that’s just the beginning

Read Matthew Van Niekerk explain how Blockchain technology can change the way governments work, delivering essential services quickly and transparently on Coin Telegraph : Governments are tasked with bringing fair and efficient services to the public. Unfortunately, providing transparency and accountability often results in a reduction in efficiency and effectiveness

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23 Sep 2021

Robinhood To Test Crypto Wallet With Blockchain Transfers Next Month

Stock and cryptocurrency exchange Robinhood announced its users will soon be able to send and receive crypto to and from outside wallet addresses. What Happened: According to a Wednesday Reuters report, Robinhood plans to start testing its cryptocurrency wallet features next month ahead of a broader rollout in early 2022. The

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21 Sep 2021

Polymath to Launch Blockchain Built for Tokenized Stocks

Security token specialist Polymath announced Monday its institutional-grade blockchain built specifically for regulated assets – Polymesh – will go live next month, with a target launch date of Oct. 13. Announced at Messari’s Mainnet event in New York City, the Polymesh network was designed to iron out the wrinkles encountered when

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11 Aug 2021

Hackers take $600m in ‘biggest’ cryptocurrency theft

A hacker has allegedly leveraged a vulnerability to steal $600 million from a blockchain finance platform in an attack that is being called the largest cryptocurrency theft to date. On Tuesday, the victim, Poly Network, announced the attack. The platform targeted was DeFi, a decentralized finance platform that works across

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25 May 2021

IRS Wants Tools for Cracking Crypto Wallets

The IRS wants to create a set of reliable tools and processes for cracking crypto wallets as the purchase of goods and services using the technology becomes more popular. The IRS’s Criminal Investigations division faces difficulties in that cryptocurrencies are harder to trace and therefore do not offer the same

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22 Feb 2021

The OODA Almanac – 2021 Edition

As a logger and holstein farmer, my grandfather was heavily dependent on the weather for his livelihood. Each year, he purchased a copy of the Old Farmer’s Almanac and it was kept in an easily accessible reading spot for reference. Taken on a day by day basis, the Farmer’s Almanac was not the greatest of guides, but if you took it on a month-by-month basis it claims about an 80% accuracy, which was more than enough to guide generalized decisions about logging and farming environments in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.

The OODA Almanac proposes to identify those topics and patterns we see having significance in 2021 to guide your short and long-term decision making. Over the course of 2021, we will continue to inject additional observations on these topics into our analysis or as stand-alone tidbits of observed intelligence (OODINT).

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