Some are concerned at how big decisions about what’s acceptable speech are falling into the hands of tech giants. Blockchain-based domain name provider Unstoppable Domains is taking another approach: allowing the owners of .crypto sites to launch their very own decentralized blogs.
In the well-heeled Chinese city of Shenzhen, shoppers are painfully aware of the food safety scandals that have emerged in recent years. Gangs have been caught red-handed selling tons of frozen meat that was more than 40 years old, and hundreds of people have previously been sickened after eating pork laced with steroids to help pigs grow faster.
CipherTrace says 12.1% of Bitcoin funds sent to Finnish exchanges come directly from criminal sources. As a percentage, that’s the highest worldwide, making Finland a hotspot for illegal Bitcoin. LocalBitcoins, a peer-to-peer crypto marketplace, is partly to blame. It is based in the Finnish capital of Helsinki, and received 99% of these ill-gotten funds, according to a report.
The blockchain industry is a fragmented one—with countless projects forging their own way as they try to find compelling use cases for this technology. But now, the World Economic Forum’s Global Blockchain Council is attempting to ratify some universal standards in a so-called “Blockchain Bill of Rights.”