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Swiss gov’t starts consultation process for blockchain laws

Switzerland’s Federal Department of Finance has initiated a consultation process for a blanket ordinance in the blockchain and distributed ledger technology space. The consultation will happen among cantons, parties and other interested groups in this space. It is scheduled to continue for more than three months, ending on Feb. 2, 2021.

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Gibraltar Gov’t Partners With Post-COVID DLT Hackathon

Gibraltar Finance has been announced as an official partner of the upcoming Post-COVID Hackathon — a global, online initiative intended to create open-source solutions addressing the health, social and economic challenges posed by the post-COVID-19 era.The event is expected to see participation from hundreds of teams internationally building in the

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Coinbase CEO Defends Licensing of Analytics Platform to Gov’t Agencies

Coinbase defended the licensing of its analytics software saying if people really wanted privacy, privacy coins were around.Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong took to Twitter to talk about Coinbase Analytics and the company’s practice of licensing out the platform, explaining why crypto exchanges must have some sort of analytics software to

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Austrian Gov’t Pilot Aims to Secure COVID-19 Communications With Blockchain Tech

The Austrian government has backed a new blockchain-based research project, aiming to provide secure communication channels between authorities, institutions and citizens in times of crisis.As announced June 18, the QualiSig project, launched by Austrian comms specialist A-Trust, will utilize the Ignis child chain, part of the Ardor blockchain from Swiss

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US Gov’t Issues New Guidance Against North Korea’s Cryptojacking, Ransomware and Hacking

Several United States agencies issued what they call comprehensive guidance on North Korea’s cyber attacks, which have hacked cryptocurrency exchanges and used cryptojacking and ransomware to finance the regime.An international alertIn the April 15 advisory, the U.S. Treasury, Department of State, Department of Defense, and the FBI continue a

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