Following the People Bank of China's ban on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) today also issued an official statement on the subject. Also read: What’s Government’s Long Game for ICOs and Digital Currencies? Released on 5th September, the statement is not as harsh as the PBOC's ruling -- but does remind businesses and … [Read more...] about ICOs Must Now Seek Licensing in Hong Kong
With the UASF August 1st deadline fast approaching, one of the most common questions on the many casual Bitcoin users' minds is: will they indeed have twice as many bitcoins after a blockchain split (better-known as a "hard fork")? Also read: Which Mobile Bitcoin Wallet Should I Choose? Before we dive in, it's important to mention that the hard fork (splitting the Bitcoin … [Read more...] about Is Your Bitcoin Wallet Ready for a Hard Fork This August?
Up to 40 fintech startups -- about half of which use bitcoin as their primary settlement mechanism -- will likely receive official money transfer licenses from South Korea's Financial Supervisory Service this August. Also read: The Future of Bitcoin 2017 Series: Antony Zegers and Market Governance for Bitcoin Lowered Capital Requirements to Encourage More Competition This … [Read more...] about Korean Bitcoin Startups to Get Licenses and Eased Regulation
Wikileaks yesterday published more user manuals describing a CIA-designed suite of Windows-based malware. The tools, called "Brutal Kangaroo", can even infiltrate closed networks or individual machines that are disconnected from the Internet. Also read: Linksys Tells Customers How to Remove CIA Surveillance Tools Air-Gapped Machines Can Still Be Compromised Air-gapped … [Read more...] about CIA’s ‘Brutal Kangaroo’ Toolkit Infects Machines Disconnected From the Internet
The United Nations showed its support for blockchain and other bleeding-edge technology startups at the 5th annual Global Forum on Remittances, Investment, and Development with the first ever RemTech Awards, on June 15. Also read: Bitcoin Is ‘Complete Garbage’ Says MarketWatch – We Disagree Remittances to Drastically Reduce Cost by 2030 The Forum focuses on the challenge … [Read more...] about United Nations Recognizes Blockchain Startups With Remittance Technology Awards