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Justice Department hires expert counsel to evaluate company compliance programs No Comments

This week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the hiring of Hui Chen as a “full-time compliance expert”. In this role, Ms. Chen will be tasked with assessing the compliance programs of companies under DOJ investigation. This information will aid prosecutors weighing criminal charges of companies and individuals, including any remedial compliance measures. As you may recall, Ripple ...


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FinCEN releases SAR Stats. MSB results are not flattering. No Comments

Earlier this month, FinCEN released the latest edition of its SAR Stats publication, a compilation of quantitative and qualitative data gathered from SAR filings. The (overly and conspicuously) comprehensive 44-page report contained detailed analysis of SAR narratives, emerging trends among SAR filings, and highlights from within each of the financial sectors, including MSBs. Often overlooked, ...


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Recent CFTC Ruling Challenges Bitcoin And Digital Finance … No Comments

Since its inception, digital currencies like Bitcoin and digital finance have troubled governments and regulators across the globe. Some countries have chosen to classify these digital assets as legally recognized currencies because of their use by consumers, while other nations have chosen treat them as an illicit tool and banned their use outright. The United States is no exception to this legal...


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Ethereum Labs Announces Launch Of “EtherX” A Multi-Currency Wallet With Integrated Exchange Featuring “EthereumCard” No Comments

Ethereum Labs announces the launch of much anticipated “EtherX” platform and the release of brand new multi-currency wallet with integrated exchange featuring 'EthereumCard” and many other various white label derivatives... Ethereum Labs Ethereum Labs is a research and development organization, incubating disruptive ideas, leveraging the Ethereum Blockchain Stack, developing decentrali...


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Canada eCoin [CDN] Is Emerging With A Resurgence In Development And A Community Takeover… No Comments

Originally Launched in March of 2014 Canada eCoin [CDN] is a scrypt algorithm digital currency with merge mine-able support that over the course of the last year has seen it's share of challenges within the cryptocurrency ecosystem. The original developers seem to have all but given up on the project over the course of the last few months but just recently their has been a resurgence of this co...


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Pittsburgh’s Financial Failure 1 Comment

Twenty one cities in Pennsylvania, including Pittsburgh, have faced the threat of bankruptcy for several years. A subcommittee report in late 2013 suggested several means of mitigating this problem's causes, including acceptance of digital currency to make payment of taxes and fines more convenient. City officials declined to comply with this suggestion, however, alleging that digital currencies l...


Bitcoin Could Have Stopped Oppenheim’s Fraud No Comments

As the recent indictment of Michael Oppenheim clearly shows, the traditional financial system is rife with abuse. On the rare occasions that I unexpectedly find someone in my area that has already heard of Bitcoin, however, they invariably associate it with the black market, and lack familiarity with applications outside its use for maintaining anonymity. This impedes Bitcoin's mainstream acceptan...


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Jeff Garzik Proposes New BIP100 Solution To Bitcoin Block Size Debate 4 Comments

Bitcoin core developer Jeff Garzik has recently proposed a consensus based solution to the bitcoin block size debate and the proposal is drawing attention from some heavy hitters in the bitcoin ecosystem. The block size debate began back in October 2014 when Gavin Andresen announced a proposal through the Bitcoin Foundation blog entitled "A Scalability Roadmap". Since then ex-google developer Mik...


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