Victim of $24 Million SIM Swap Case Writes Open Letter to FCC Chairman

SIM swapping victim Michael Terpin wrote an open letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to take action against this type of fraud. SIM swapping victim Michael Terpin wrote an open letter to the United States Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai.In his letter, posted by Coindesk on Oct. 21, Terpin requested that the regulator […]

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Binance Joins Council of Internet Giant Kakao’s Blockchain Project

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance is joining the governance council of Klaytn, a blockchain project led by South Korean internet giant Kakao. Klaytn, a blockchain project led by internet giant Kakao, announced that cryptocurrency exchange Binance is joining its governance council.In a joint press release shared with Cointelegraph on Oct. 22, Binance announced that it is joining […]

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Anti-Money Laundering Laws Apply to Crypto Too, Says FinCEN Chief

FinCEN Director Kenneth Blanco says that the agency expects fintech firms that provide anonymous services to comply with Anti-Money Laundering standards. The United States Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Director Kenneth Blanco spoke at the University of Georgetown where he made it clear that Anti-Money Laundering (AML) laws apply to everyone.On Oct. 21, banking trade […]

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Canadian Terminal Operator Joins Maersk and IBM's TradeLens

Vancouver-based Global Container Terminals will use TradeLens in all four operated terminals, including two terminals in the U.S. Global Container Terminals (GCT), a container terminal operator in North America, has joined Maersk and IBM’s blockchain shipping tool TradeLens.Adding four Canadian and U.S. terminals to the platform As part of the initiative, Vancouver-based GCT will gradually roll […]

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‘Death Cross’ Dampens $8.8K Hopes as Bitcoin Price Recovery Stalls

Bitcoin price is under threat as an impending death cross on key moving averages decreases the likelihood of a rally to $8.8K. Bitcoin price (BTC) is down around 1% on Monday, following a strong close to the week on Sunday with a move from lows of $7,875 to highs of over $8,300. The altcoins also […]

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Blockchain and DNA-Based Fuel Tracking Solution Launches Commercially

A blockchain and DNA-based fuel tracking solution for fuel oil has launched after a pilot in the Netherlands. Bunkertrace, a blockchain and DNA-based fuel tracking solution, is using DNA markers to trace bunker fuel oil throughout the supply chain.On Oct. 21, in an article by the American Journal of Transportation, Bunkertrace announced its commercial launch […]

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The Chainsmokers Back Blockchain-Based Ticketing Platform Yellowheart

Popular American EDM-pop duo The Chainsmokers are supporting a new blockchain-based ticketing platform. American EDM-pop duo The Chainsmokers are backing a new blockchain-based ticketing platform.Platform allows artists to control the secondary ticketing marketAlongside their manager Adam Alpert, the 2017 Grammy Award winners invested in YellowHeart, a decentralized ticketing platform designed to facilitate transparent ticketing sales […]

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Indian University Students Create Blockchain-Based System for Online Voting

A group of students from an Indian university has created a blockchain-based voting system that enables the electorate to vote online. A group of students from an Indian university has created a blockchain-based voting system that enables voters to cast their ballots online.The voting system was developed by three students from Malla Reddy Engineering College […]

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University of Malta Introduces Blockchain and DLT Master’s Degree

A Master of Science in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies program has been announced at the University of Malta. A master’s degree in blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) is now attainable at the University of Malta.Fintech-focused news outlet CrowdfundInsider reported on the creation of the new master’s degree on Oct. 21, also noting that […]

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What Role Should Central Banks Have Launching Stablecoins Like Libra?

Libra has gotten off to a spluttering start in the eyes of regulators. But could central banks swoop in and save the day? Ever since the vision for a Libra stablecoin was unveiled in its white paper back in June, Facebook has suffered a startling backlash from countries around the world. Some American politicians have claimed the […]

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