A Canadian Bitcoin YouTuber turned the tables on a scammer this week, convincing a con artist—who promised to double bitcoin investments in 24 hours—to send him $50 worth of the cryptocurrency. He promptly passed it along to Bitcoin Venezuela, a charity providing food in the suffering country.
In a joint statement on August 6, data protection regulators from the United States, United Kingdom, European Union, Canada, and Australia came head-on, issuing a joint statement slamming the Libra project and Facebook for failing to address the fledgling cryptocurrency’s privacy risks.
North Korea funded its nuclear weapons research by looting cryptocurrency exchanges of $2 billion, according to a confidential UN report.
IBM is teaming up with blockchain builder Chainyard on a new supply chain management platform that has attracted participants from a half dozen industries. While many major coalition blockchain projects are industry specific—like Big Blue’s TradeLens Consortium for shipping and its Food Trust alliance for produce—the Trust Your Supplier network is focused on documenting and verifying supplier information of all types.