Category: Government

Brazilian Presidential Candidate Uses Blockchain to Publish Government Plan

Fernando Haddad, the presidential candidate for the Brazil Workers’ Party, has published his government plan via blockchain, per an announcement…

Russian Accused of Hacking Public Servers to Mine Bitcoin Faces up to Five Years in Prison

A 21-year-old Russian from the Siberian city of Kurgan is facing criminal charges for illegally mining Bitcoins (BTC) via government-owned…

Former CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler: ICOs Should be Considered Securities

Former chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Gary Gensler said that most tokens sold through Initial Coin…

Kenyan Gov’t to Use Blockchain in New Affordable Housing Project

Kenya’s government plans to deploy blockchain technology to manage a government housing project of 500,000 units, Kenyan news outlet the…

South Korean Financial Regulator Reaffirms Negative Stance on ICOs and Crypto

The chairman of Korea’s Financial Services Commission Choi Jong-koo has reaffirmed his negative position on digital currencies and Initial Coin…

China’s Central Bank Seeks Digital Currency Specialists

The Chinese central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), has opened four positions for crypto-related professionals, according to a…

US SEC Halts Fraudulent ICO That Claimed to Possess Regulator’s Approval

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has halted a planned Initial Coin Offering (ICO) that falsely claimed have SEC…

Indian Gov’t Is ‘Evaluating’ the Launch of Its Own Cryptocurrency, Sources Say

Indian government is “evaluating” the possibility of issuing a state-backed cryptocurrency, sources have told local news outlet Quartz India on…

South Korea to Announce Its ICO Stance in November, Top Official Says

South Korean government is “likely” to announce its official position on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) in November. A local business…

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