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Securitize Opens IRAs to Digital Securities Investors With Partnership

Digital asset issuer Securitize has facilitated what it says is the first direct IRA investment in security token offerings (STOs).Alternative investments gateway AltoIRA purchased an initial investment in security tokens representing CityBlock Capital’s $20 million venture fund, with tokens issued by Securitize. The arrangement is set to open up new

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Off-Blocks Launches US Government-Tested Digital Signature Service in Beta

Digital signature platform Off-Blocks is bringing its government-tested document verification tools to the public.The company launched its digital identity mobile app beta Monday, according to CEO Colin Campbell, offering to the public some of the Factom blockchain-powered anti-forgery mechanisms the companies have been building for the U.S.'s Department of Homeland

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg Calls for Digital Community Self-Governance

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the digital world needs oversight, mentioning government regulation as a potential solution but calling community self-governance “another and perhaps even better way.”“One of the big questions for the next decade is: how should we govern the large new digital communities that the internet has

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China’s Central Bank: Here’s the Latest on the Digital Yuan

The development of a digital yuan, or DECP, has taken a great leap forward, according to the People’s Bank of China, the nation’s central bank.In a statement (in Chinese) Thursday, the bank said the “processes of top-level design, setting industry standards, developing potential functions and integration testing,” were “almost complete.” The

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg Highlights Digital Commerce, But Not Libra, in 2030 Vision

Mark Zuckerberg’s new 10-year vision says a lot about Facebook’s plan for financial services – and nothing whatsoever about Libra. Unveiling a vision for 2030, the Facebook CEO unveiled a laundry list of decade's-end aims for his social media goliath, including an extensive "opportunity" for Facebook to "decentralize" finance and business.“Over

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ECB’s Lagarde: We Want to Develop Digital Currencies but Won’t Discourage Private Initiatives

The European Central Bank is eager to expand its role in developing central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), but that doesn't mean private enterprises can't join the party, said President Christine Lagarde.In an interview Wednesday with French business magazine, Challenges, Lagarde reiterated the ECB wants to play an active role in

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