• Huobi’s regulator-friendly financial blockchain money laundering
    Cryptocurrencies,  Europe,  United States

    US sues BTC-e exchange owner Alexander Vinnik for $100 million

    The FinCEN lawsuit comes in addition to criminal charges alleging money laundering for drugs and cryptocurrency exchange hackers

    Alleging violations of the Bank Secrecy Act, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) filed a civil suit against BTC-e founder Alexander Vinnik on July 25, seeking to recover more than $88 million in customer funds from the exchange and $12 million in from Vinnik personally.

  • "I want to be buried in Hudson County so that I can remain active in politics," remarked late NJ governor Brendan Byrne (via Shutterstock).
    Technology,  United States

    Blockchain technology to tackle another American election

    After a successful test in West Virginia, blockchain-based voting moves to Denver, and beyond politics to shareholder meetings

    Eighteen years after the Florida hanging chads debacle cast the legitimacy of an American president into doubt, the voting technology introduced to fix those problems remains so vulnerable to hacking that the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in September urged a return to paper ballots and an end to Internet voting. That’s a problem blockchain developers think they can fix.

  • E. coli
    Cryptocurrencies,  Innovators

    Using blockchain to battle E. coli and blood diamonds

    Retailers like Walmart are using IBM blockchain technology to trace produce from the farm to the table

    2018 has not been a kind year to Romaine lettuce. Just before Thanksgiving, the popular salad mix began its second major recall in the United States this year due to contamination by E. coli bacteria. And on Dec. 6, while the U. S. Centers for Disease Control reiterated its Romaine warning, the U.S. Department of Agriculture added another 2,500 tons of ground beef to the 3,500-ton recall issued on Tuesday over a salmonella outbreak. In fact, salmonella has forced the destruction of turkey, pork, chicken, eggs, tahini sauce, and even Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal this year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. There are a lot of ways…

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    Bitcoin,  Cryptocurrencies,  Europe,  Media

    Must-reads for September 17, 2018: Tracking people through crypto, gold bashing, Goldman Sachs, and bragging wrongs

    Here are the crypto stories you should be watching today

    How bitcoin helped track down suspects in the Russia investigation (Vice) By now we know that with just a little bit of data, you can get a whole lot of info on someone through Bitcoin’s blockchain. This Vice video shows one of the ways Robert Mueller’s team did it.   Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and NYSE Owner Prepare to Back Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency (Daily HODL) Nothing profound here but just a quick roundup of what some of the larger institutions are doing Bitcoin-related on Wall Street.   Bitcoin in Switzerland (CoinTelegraph) A fun 10-minute video of how into bitcoin the Swiss are. Well, at least some of them. Anyway,…