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California Bill Would Legalize Crypto for Tax Payments From Cannabis-Related Businesses

Lawmakers in the United States state of California have introduced a bill to allow cannabis-related business to pay fees and taxes in stablecoins. The bill was introduced by the California State Assembly on Feb. 21.Assembly Bill 953 would allow the state, city and county tax offices in California to

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University of California Researchers Propose Blockchain System for Clinical Data

Academics from the University of California, San Francisco, have proposed a method of sharing medical data using a blockchain-based system. An article outlining their research published by international research journal Nature on Feb. 22.The researchers reportedly developed a blockchain-powered system that aims to improve the traceability and immutability of collected

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California Governor Talks Blockchain and Data Privacy in State of the State Speech

The governor of California Gavin Newsom supported the development of blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI)-based products in his “State of the State” speech, local news outlet CALmatters reported on Feb. 12.In his speech delivered on Tuesday, Feb. 12, Newsom said that “California needs a comprehensive statewide strategy to uplift and

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IBM Partnership Uses Blockchain, IoT to Combat Drought in California

A collaborative IBM project using blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT) to tackle drought is underway in the United States state of California, according to a press release published Feb. 8.IBM Research and sensor tech provider SweetSense have reportedly partnered with non-profit organization The Freshwater Trust (TFT) and the

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SIM Swapping Becomes Increasingly Popular in California, Police Make It “High Priority”

On November 7, a security news and investigation blog KrebsOnSecurity published an interview with REACT Task Force, a California-based law enforcement group dedicated to fighting cybercrime.As per the article, members of REACT consider “SIM swapping” one of its “highest priorities” in a bid to fight cryptocurrency fraud. Here is how

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