Los Angeles Mayor’s Office Hosts Blockchain Startup Competition

Two offices of Los Angeles’ municipal government have partnered with Goren Holm Ventures to host a blockchain startup contest dubbed Block Tank. The Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Budget & Innovation and the city’s Information Technology Agency (ITALA) have partnered with Goren Holm Ventures (GHV) to host a blockchain startup contest called Block Tank. According […]

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US Treasury Sanctions North Korean Hackers Behind Bitcoin Thefts

North Korea’s infamous state-supported hacker group Lazarus Group – the one in charge of taking more than $500 million from Bitcoin trades the world over – has at long last been sanctioned by the Trump organization. This is over 10 years since the outfit was made by the rebel state. In a public statement, the […]

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The Crypto Tax Bill by North Carolina’s Representative Ted Budd

Ted Budd, the representative of North Carolina’s (NC) 13th congressional district has submitted a tax proposal to the United States House of Representatives. This bill focuses on enhancing how the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) handles cryptocurrencies in order to eliminate the profits and losses surrounding like-kind exchanges. No More Double Taxation Budd seeks to revise […]

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ETH Privacy Startup Aztec ‘Ignites’ Its SNARKs Generation Ceremony

Ethereum (ETH) privacy startup Aztec announced the launch of its zero-knowledge succinct non-Interactive argument of knowledge (SNARKs) generation via a cryptographic ceremony called Ignition. In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 15 the startup also announced the closing of its latest round of investment with participation from A.Capital, Coinbase and Libertus Capital. A […]

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Aventus Announces Ethereum-Based Protocol to Enhance Ticketing Industry

The digital assets-focused blockchain-based protocol, Aventus, revealed its next code release Aventus Classic designed to create a more equitable and transparent ticketing industry. Alleviate fraud and provide transparency On Sept 12, Aventus Network announced in a blog post the release of Aventus Classic, a fully decentralized open-source Ethereum-based ticketing protocol designed to stop fraud and […]

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Jaguar Reveals Electric Car With Built-In Iota Wallet

The Iota Foundation’s push to move their platform into the mainstream is clearly making progress, as partnerships with major institutions continue to grow. Perhaps the most notable is with Jaguar Land Rover. Earlier this year the automaker announced that it would be incorporating Iota technology into its future vehicles. Now it has released more details […]

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Founder of Payments Network Zelle Joins Stellar-Focused Startup as CEO

Stellar-focused (XLM) crypto development company Interstellar appointed the founder of digital payments network Zelle Mike Kennedy as its new CEO. On Sept. 12, the company announced the appointment in a Medium blog post. Stellar as an international payments system Kennedy’s network Zelle is the payment system used by JPMorgan Chase, Citi, Bank of America and […]

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After Multiple False Starts, Venezuela May Have Its First Bitcoin ATM

According to data by Coin ATM Radar, Venezuela has finally gotten its very first Bitcoin ATM. Multiple attempts to install Bitcoin ATM Venezuela’s first crypto ATM was installed on Sept. 10, in the city of San Antonio del Táchira, according to data by Coin ATM Radar, a website that facilitates the online search for the […]

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Cubans Are Turning to Bitcoin to Access Global Economy: Report

Bitcoin (BTC) trading is opening new avenues for citizens in Communist-run Cuba, which has been financially isolated for years under a United States trade embargo. A Sept. 12 report from U.S. News claims that with the recent advent of mobile internet in the country, Cubans are increasingly buying cryptocurrencies to make online purchases, as well […]

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