Voleo Announces 2019-20 Student Equity Trading Competition in Collaboration With Nasdaq

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Voleo Trading Systems Inc. (TRAD: TSX-V) (“Voleo“, the “Company“), a Vancouver-based Fintech company that provides a unique twist to stock trading, is pleased to announce it is powering the 2019-20 Voleo… Read moreVoleo Announces 2019-20 Student Equity Trading Competition in Collaboration With Nasdaq

Shellfish Plant Is Putting Scallops on IBM’s Food Tracking Blockchain

A seafood plant is working with IBM to track the provenance of fresh scallops using blockchain technology. The Raw Seafoods plant in Fall River, Massachusetts, is collaborating with IBM Food Trust, a digital system for tracing food between retailers and… Read moreShellfish Plant Is Putting Scallops on IBM’s Food Tracking Blockchain

CFTC Takes Action Against Crypto Options ‘Ponzi Scheme’

A purported cryptocurrency and foreign exchange investment firm is in hot water with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and stands accused of operating like a Ponzi scheme. In a press release on Wednesday, relating to a complaint filed Sept…. Read moreCFTC Takes Action Against Crypto Options ‘Ponzi Scheme’

Venezuelan Migrants Are Using Bitcoin for Remittances, But There’s a Catch

In 2018, Deimer González packed his college diploma, clothes and a mobile wallet with 1.5 BTC in savings and left Venezuela. What unfolded throughout 2019 offers a microcosm for Venezuelan bitcoin users around the world. As a mechanical engineer from… Read moreVenezuelan Migrants Are Using Bitcoin for Remittances, But There’s a Catch

Fed Governor Brainard Identifies Libra Threat, Says Regulatory Hurdles Abound

Federal Reserve governor Lael Brainard delivered a sharp critique of Libra on Wednesday, stating the Facebook-led project would need to resolve a number of regulatory hurdles before going live. In a transcript of speech delivered on Wednesday at The Future of… Read moreFed Governor Brainard Identifies Libra Threat, Says Regulatory Hurdles Abound

Word-of-Mouth Search Engine Get Kelvin Comes Out of Stealth Mode

NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Get Kelvin, an early-stage technology startup aiming to revolutionize the way people navigate the internet, has come out of stealth mode as the world’s first word-of-mouth search engine. Just as Yelp ratings and reviews… Read moreWord-of-Mouth Search Engine Get Kelvin Comes Out of Stealth Mode

Samsung SDS Pilots Blockchain-Based Medical Insurance Network

Samsung SDS, an IT solution developer partially owned by the South Korean tech conglomerate, is expecting to roll out a blockchain-based medical claims processing system this month. According to a CoinDesk Korea report on Wednesday, Yoon Shim, a vice president of Samsung SDS,… Read moreSamsung SDS Pilots Blockchain-Based Medical Insurance Network

Telegram Looks to Cut Deal With TON Blockchain Investors After SEC Order

Telegram has notified investors that the TON blockchain project will be launched later than planned, pushing the deadline from Oct. 30 to April 30, 2020. In an email to investors reviewed by CoinDesk, Telegram cited its recent run-in with the… Read moreTelegram Looks to Cut Deal With TON Blockchain Investors After SEC Order

Top Fed Official Says US Central Bank ‘Actively’ Debating Digital Dollar

A top Federal Reserve official said Wednesday that the U.S. central bank is “actively looking at and debating” issuance of a digital currency, amid growing worries among current and former regulators that the dollar might be at risk of losing… Read moreTop Fed Official Says US Central Bank ‘Actively’ Debating Digital Dollar

French Central Banker: The World Needs to Standardize Crypto Regulations

A French central banker is calling for a global regulatory framework on crypto assets. In a speech at an Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) meeting in London on Tuesday, Denis Beau, a deputy governor of Banque De France,… Read moreFrench Central Banker: The World Needs to Standardize Crypto Regulations

Fearing USD Decline, Ex-CFTC Heads Propose a Blockchain-Based Digital Dollar

Two former heads of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) are offering up a plan for a government-sanctioned, blockchain-based digital dollar. In an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal published Oct. 15, J. Christopher Giancarlo, former CFTC chair, and Daniel Gorfine,… Read moreFearing USD Decline, Ex-CFTC Heads Propose a Blockchain-Based Digital Dollar

US Law Enforcement Traces Bitcoin Transfers to Nab ‘Largest’ Child Porn Site

A U.S. federal grand jury indicted a South Korean citizen for operating the largest child porn site by volume, where visitors spent millions of dollars worth of bitcoin to pay for the illegal content. Jong Woo Son, 23, the owner… Read moreUS Law Enforcement Traces Bitcoin Transfers to Nab ‘Largest’ Child Porn Site

Bermuda Starts Development of a Blockchain-Based National ID System

The initial phase of Bermuda’s national blockchain-based electronic identification program is setting sail, one of very few such initiatives anywhere. A digital ID solution for citizens, businesses and government bodies, the Perseid e-ID project is being carried out in partnership with identity… Read moreBermuda Starts Development of a Blockchain-Based National ID System

EY Launches Blockchain Tool to Help Bring Accountability to Public Finances

Professional services giant EY (Ernst & Young) is using blockchain tech to assist governments in improving transparency and accountability in the management of public funds. The firm, one of the Big Four accounting firms, announced the news Wednesday, saying its… Read moreEY Launches Blockchain Tool to Help Bring Accountability to Public Finances