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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 Offerings (ICOs) should be classified as securities. When asked whether blockchain technology should be regulated, Gensler asserted that “we should be technology-neutral.” He continued, stressing the necessity to ensure investor …

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Monero Developer’s New Startup is Launching a New Startup, Free Blockchain University


South African blockchain startup Tari Labs has unveiled a free online university that makes training accessible to local and international blockchain developers. Tari was developed and launched earlier this year by local blockchain expert and Monero promoter Riccardo Spagni alongside American investors, Naiveen Jain and Dan Teree. With the establishment …

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China to Drafts for Three Domestic Blockchain Standards in 2018


The standards, which include basic standards, information security standards, process and method standards, business and application standards, and credible standards, will provide the basis for national and global standards according to Li. He said the standards will be released by the end of next year. The China Electronics Standardization Institute …

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BOA Analyst: Blockchain as a Service Market to Reach $7 Billion


The co-founder of Ethereum Joseph Lubin launched Azure customers have access to the Ethereum blockchain after Microsoft partnered with ConsenSys, a decentralized collective of Ethereum coders. Tech giant Microsoft already offers BaaS (Blockchain as a service) tools and services through Microsoft Azure which launched in 2015. Microsoft’s Azure includes a …

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Blockchain for Security Sector: From Encrypted Messaging to Critical Fire Systems


Governments, law enforcement agencies and even military leadership around the world seem to be embracing a more blockchain-friendly way of thinking as they realize that the power of distributed ledger technology (DLT) could be harnessed to advance their goals in numerous ways. This generates increased demand for security-enhancing solutions, which …

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Time Magazine Puts Blockchain Startup in ’50 Most Genius Companies’ List


Bitland, one of the first startups to use blockchain technology to create a land registry, has been named to Time Magazine’s “50 Most Genius Companies” list.  Bitland, under the leadership of Ghana resident Narigamba Mwinsuubo, uses blockchain technology to create immutable public records of land ownership. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has estimated that 90% of …

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