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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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Democrats Victories in California, Colorado Gubernatorial Elections Good for Bitcoin

At a time when the bears have the upper hand in the cryptocurrency markets, the recent victories for blockchain and crypto loving political candidates in the recently concluded 2018 midterm elections within California and Colorado could be the much-needed catalyst for another bullish rally soon, reported ETF Trends, on November 7,

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California Cybercrime Police Focus on Cryptocurrency SIM Swapping as ‘Highest Priority’

U.S. law enforcement consider so-called “SIM swapping” one of its “highest priorities” in a bid to fight cryptocurrency fraud, security news and investigation blog KrebsonSecurity reported Nov. 7.Speaking to the publication, Samy Tarazi, a police sergeant in Santa Barbara and a supervisor of the REACT Task Force — a group

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Political Donations in Bitcoin Outlawed in California

California’s campaign watchdog arm, the Fair Political Practices Commission, ruled that candidates will not be allowed to receive donations for political campaigns with cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, the Associated Press reported on September 21, 2018. Cryptocurrency Donations a Threat to Political Transparency A new ruling from the state’s political watchdog says that candidates

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Campaign Watchdog in California Bans Political Donations in Bitcoin

California’s campaign regulator has recently banned Bitcoin (BTC) from political donations, the Associated Press reports Friday, September 21.In August, the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) had considered allowing donations in cryptocurrencies. The watchdog planned to discuss the use of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for political contributions and discuss their adoption.The

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The New York and California Way: How Countries in the U.S. Are Taxing Bitcoin

Despite research showing that millions of Americans hold cryptocurrencies, only a few states have actually enacted tax laws or issued concrete guidance on how to deal with the relatively new phenomenon, Bloomberg Tax reported on September 12. Bitcoin Tax Laws Virtually Nonexistent Can cryptocurrencies be regarded as cash? Can they be

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