Blockchain firm MouseBelt has launched its Blockchain Accelerator initiative at UC Davis, UCLA, and UC Santa Barbara, as well as other California universities. The initiative will span from undergraduate to PhD-level programs, specifically focusing on blockchain project development.
If elected president, Democratic candidate Andrew Yang plans to tackle voting fraud and prevent hacks on modern voting booths by implementing blockchain-based mobile voting throughout the US.
Two White House advisories addressing financial institutions and digital payment platforms state that cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, bitcoin cash, Ether, and monero, can and have been used to purchase illicit substances including fentanyl.
At the Baikal Blockchain and Crypto Forum, mining rig manufacturer Hotmine’s CEO Oles Slobodenyuk pitched the company’s bitcoin mining rig to residents of Irkutsk, Eastern Siberia, claiming it can earn them up to $55 a month while radiating heat for…
Blockchain startup Securitize says it has been approved by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to become a registered transfer agent, allowing the startup to act as an official record keeper for all digital securities registered with the SEC.
Three unnamed members of the Libra Association, the group tasked with overseeing Facebook’s Libra network, have considered leaving the group, citing disappointment related to crypto regulations and fears of backlash from publicly showing support for Libra.
The ConsenSys-backed Pantheon project, which offers a suite of Ethereum-based services, sent out a proposal in a Hyperledger mailing list regarding the possibility of Ethereum joining the consortium, which would make it the first public blockchain to do so.
Though Binance has maintained that the know-your-customer hack earlier this month was not entirely made up of Binance users, those whose photos were successfully linked to the exchange will receive free, lifetime VIP membership accounts. The VIP accounts will give…
Though the issue has since been resolved, crypto payments firm BitPay blocked a $100,000 donation made in an unnamed cryptocurrency to charity Amazon Watch, which is working to stop the fires currently ravaging the Amazon rainforest.
South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb will begin reviewing its crypto listings monthly, intending to drop failing coins. The exchange’s newly formed Eligibility Deliberation Committee will determine which coins will be dropped based on criteria including low trading volume, low market…