• Steven Segal SEC fine Bitcoiin
    Alt coins,  People,  Regulation

    Steven Seagal KOed by SEC

    The martial arts actor agreed to pay more than $300,000 to settle Securities and Exchange Commission charges over his endorsement of a 2018 ICO

    Seagal agreed to a $314,000 fine for failing to disclose that he had been promised $1 million in cash and cryptocurrency for promoting Bitcoiin2Gen's initial coin offering.

  • KPMG Pulse Fintech blockchain 2019
    Cryptocurrencies

    KPMG: Fintech boom but blockchain bust in 2019

    Despite 30% fewer deals than 2018, the auditing and advisory firm predicts blockchain will ‘remain robust well into 2020’

    Despite an overall blockbuster year for Fintech, there was a blockchain bust, with investment falling substantially in 2019, according to KPMG. Global private investment in blockchain and cryptocurrency dropped from $6.3 billion in 2018 to $4.7 billion last year.

  • McAfee 2020 presidential campaign website
    People,  Politics

    ‘Don’t Vote McAfee’: A presidential ‘un-hopeful’ talks privacy and why the president is powerless

    Presidential candidate and controversial crypto enthusiast John McAfee spoke to Modern Consensus about the importance of privacy, DEXs and, of course, the Kennedy assassinations

    Before the presidential campaign, John McAfee had long been known in the crypto space for his contentious Twitter account, where he used to promote altcoins in between tweets about bitcoin’s price (with infamous phallic bets) and alternate history. Now, however, the altcoin promotions are off the table—but the conspiracy theory claims are definitely not—as McAfee gears up for a 2020 U.S. presidential campaign that has the catchy slogan, “Don’t Vote McAfee.”

  • New Jersey regulate crypto
    Politics,  Regulation

    Head start for bill to regulate New Jersey crypto companies

    A well-connected sponsor and the opportunity to poach New York-based companies gives the ‘even-handed’ bill a head start

    A new bill seeking to regulate New Jersey crypto companies working with digital assets and financial services is a big improvement over last year’s version, industry insiders said this week.