24 Nov 2021

US agencies unveil ‘crypto sprint’ roadmap as regulatory debate heats up

U.S. financial regulators on Tuesday released an inter-agency policy agenda for regulating cryptocurrencies, as discussions unfold about how to provide oversight for the booming market. The so-called “crypto sprint,” as officials call it, sketches out a to-do list for 2022 that will offer crypto players more clarity on the rules of

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22 Nov 2021

How US drone pilots are preparing for a fight against enemies who actually could knock them out of action

Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, have become one of the weapons most closely associated with the global war on terror. Hcundreds of US drones, also known as remotely piloted aircraft, of various types have spent countless hours tracking terrorists and providing US and coalition troops with early warning. Drones have also

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19 Nov 2021

Infrastructure Bill’s New Reporting Requirements May Have Sweeping Implications for Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed into law HR 3684, the “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act” (the “Act”), commonly referred to as the “infrastructure bill.” The Act allocates funding and other resources focused on roads and bridges, water infrastructure, resilience, internet and cybersecurity, among other areas. The 1039-page Act

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18 Nov 2021

Lawmakers introduce bipartisan bill to address crypto tax reporting requirement

A bipartisan group of House representatives introduced a bill Thursday to address a contentious new tax reporting requirement for cryptocurrency in the infrastructure bill. The Keep Innovation in America Act, led by Reps. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., and Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, would define brokers, newly bound to the tax reporting rules so

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09 Nov 2021

Drone Attack on U.S. Power Grid Failed – This Time

In a recently released Joint Intelligence Bulletin (JIB), U.S. officials revealed that a DJI Mavic 2, a small quadcopter-type drone, was found carrying a copper wire attached to it by nylon cords in what was believed to be an attempted attack on a power substation in Pennsylvania last year, as

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05 Nov 2021

Crypto Jobs Span U.S. as Hubs Spring Up From Miami to Denver

The crypto job market in the U.S. is mirroring the decentralized ethos of the industry itself — it’s everywhere. New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles have the largest shares of crypto hires this year, followed by the Miami and Chicago metropolitan areas, according to a new ranking based on LinkedIn

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28 Oct 2021

Crypto Crackdown Is ‘Tip of the Iceberg’ as CFTC Seeks More Powers

The nominee to lead the U.S.’s top swaps regulator has a warning for lawmakers: Crypto misconduct the agency has already exposed is “the tip of the iceberg” and it likely needs more authority to police the white-hot market. Rostin Behnam, the Biden administration’s pick to head the Commodity Futures Trading

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22 Oct 2021

Congress proposes lots of AI, whatever that means

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a vexed term. Most people in the world have probably heard it said or used it themselves, but they have no idea what it means. And no wonder: Its original formulation was as a placeholder, a way for researcher John McCarthy to get a grant proposal

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15 Oct 2021

Coinbase says U.S. should create a new cryptocurrency regulator

The U.S. should create a new regulator to oversee digital asset markets, Coinbase said in a new policy proposal released Thursday. It warned that failure to regulate appropriately could leave the country even further “behind” other governments. The proposal comes a day after one of its investors, venture capital firm Andreessen

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17 Sep 2021

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA), Global Supply Chains and Chinese Military-Civil Fusion (MCF)

The U.S. DoD has embarked on a strategic transformation. Central to this transformation are supply chains. Specifically, an understanding and reduction of the reliance by U.S. military systems on foreign components, subcomponents, materials, and software.  “Made in America” is an objective, rectifying supply chain security concerns with American-made components, subcomponents, materials, and software. As it turns out, supply chain transformation is a central military operational activity of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) – and they want their supply chain to be “Made in America” too.

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