Poloniex requires password reset after account information leak

Cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex has enforced a password reset on users whose email addresses and passwords were leaked on Twitter.  In an email dated Dec. 30, the exchange said that “someone” posted a list of email addresses and passwords on Twitter and claimed that they could be used to log in to Poloniex accounts. However, the […]
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Dec 30, 2019, 11:12PM UTC

If you build a blockchain, will anyone come?

Paul Brody is the EY Global Blockchain Leader, driving EY initiatives and investments in blockchain technology across consulting, audit and tax business lines. Blockchains thrive as network systems. They allow companies to manage and track assets and complex interactions across large business ecosystems. This technology has been long overdue, because while companies themselves have transformed […]
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Dec 11, 2019, 2:45PM UTC

Securitize acquires Japanese consultancy firm BUIDL

Security token platform Securitize has acquired Japan’s blockchain technology consultancy firm BUIDL to expand the company’s influence in Asia. Established in 2018, BUIDL advises digital security projects in Japan on how to grow revenues and build a presence in the market. Co-founders include Securitize shareholder Global Brain and the CEO of blockchain payment company Omise, […]
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Dec 6, 2019, 6:13PM UTC

Crypto asset manager CoinShares snags broker-dealer license, a move experts say is to strengthen its US presence

CoinShares Capital, an entity that appears to be owned by European asset-manager CoinShares, is now a registered broker under the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).  The FINRA website shows that the New York-based firm recently underwent a name change from Group Capital to CoinShares Capital, and the broker-dealer is now registered under CoinShares’ Chief Strategy […]
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Nov 26, 2019, 11:42PM UTC

New bipartisan bill would classify 'managed stablecoins' as securities

Facebook’s Libra, along with many other stablecoins, could be classified as securities and subject to increased regulatory scrutiny if a group of lawmakers get their way. Two members of the House Financial Services Committee, U.S. Reps. Sylvia Garcia (D-Texas) and Lance Gooden (R-Texas), on Thursday introduced new legislation called the “Managed Stablecoins are Securities Act […]
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Nov 21, 2019, 8:21PM UTC

CFTC Chairman: a commodity can become a security and vice versa

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chairman Heath Tarbert confirmed that a security can turn into a commodity and vice versa.  Tarbert made this remark on Monday at DC Fintech Week, when asked about a comment he made earlier this month that ether is not a commodity. At the conference, Tarbert emphasized that the Securities […]
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Oct 21, 2019, 8:52PM UTC