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Coinbase hires chief legal officer from Fannie Mae

Coinbase has hired finance executive Brian Brooks as chief legal officer, it said on Wednesday, as the cryptocurrency exchange grows its compliance and government affairs capabilities amid intensifying regulatory scrutiny of the nascent market.Brooks was most recently executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Fannie Mae, the U.S.

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Bitcoin Core Update FIxes Vulnerability That Reportedly Could Crash Network for $80,000

Bitcoin Core has released an update following the recent detection of a vulnerability in the software, according to a September 18 press release by the Bitcoin Core Project. According to the statement, Bitcoin Core 0.16.3 was released with a fix for a denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability.The vulnerability could reportedly cause a

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R3 Partners With Dutch Tech Company to Pilot Blockchain-Based Digital IDs

Blockchain consortium R3 has deployed a digital ID application developed by Dutch digital security company Gemalto on the latest version of the Corda Platform, according to an announcement published September 18.Corda is an open-source blockchain-powered platform developed for financial establishments by R3 in collaboration with more than 200 of its

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EU Antitrust Regulators to Rule on Microsoft Acquisition of GitHub by Mid-October

Software giant Microsoft has requested European Union (E.U.) approval of its $7.5 billion acquisition of web-based hosting service GitHub, Reuters reported September 17. According to Reuters, Microsoft filed the request last Friday, and the decision will be made by October 19.GitHub is an open-source coding website, a repository which hosts

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Coinbase Hires Former Fannie Mae Exec as New Chief Legal Officer

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has hired on former Fannie Mae General Counsel Brian Brooks as their new Chief Legal Officer, according to an announcement published September 19. At Coinbase, Brooks will be responsible for legal, compliance, and government affairs.Prior to Coinbase, Brooks served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate

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