The Blockchain Monitor

In this issue: • Blockchain Transport Applications, Public Sector Initiatives, Protocol and Market Developments • Capital Markets Initiatives Continue as US Congress Issues New Research and Two New Bills • Blockchain Payments Networks Evolve, New Cryptocurrency Exchange Lands in US • SEC Achieves Settlements, FATF Evaluates UK, Regulator Actions in Denmark and New Zealand • Tax Analysis: Securitized Tokens Backed by Real Property or Other Assets Blockchain Transport Applications, Public Sector Initiatives, Protocol and Market…
In this issue: • Blockchain Enterprise Developments in Food Supply Chain, Patient Data, Patents, Mobile Devices and MoreRegulation, Investment and a Bad Week for Bitcoin: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Capital Markets Developments Global Regulatory Consensus Beginning to Take Shape; Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Evolves  Blockchain Enterprise Developments in Food Supply Chain, Patient Data, Patents, Mobile Devices and More By: Simone O. Otenaike An international supermarket conglomerate operating in 17 countries worldwide recently announced…
In this issue: • Satisfying Tax and Other Liabilities With CryptocurrencyNew SEC ICO Enforcement and Developments on Unregistered Securities, Fraud, Promotions and the Howey TestInternational Crypto Crime Developments, OFAC Lists Bitcoin Addresses, Cyberattacks and Fraud Schemes UncoveredCryptocurrencies Continue to Permeate Capital Markets as Blockchain Permeates Settlement SystemsBlockchain Enterprise Announcements in BaaS, Supply Chain, Voting, Smart Contracts Satisfying Tax and Other Liabilities With Cryptocurrency By: Roger M. Brown
In this issue: • New BitLicense Approval, Stablecoin Developments and BAT on CoinbaseBlockchain Platform for Energy Commodities Announced in U.S., Restrictions Ease in Foreign MarketsCFTC and State Securities Enforcement, Litigation Developments and Fraud SchemesMore Blockchain Uses for Digital Advertisers, Software Licensees and Marine Insurers New BitLicense Approval, Stablecoin Developments and BAT on Coinbase By: Panida A. Pollawit The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) has granted New York…
In this issue: • NY DFS Grants License to Bitcoin ATM Operator, Exchanges Make AnnouncementsCapital Markets Developments in Regulatory Guidance, Value of ICO Offerings and BankingBlockchain Pilots for Voting and Supply Chain, Global Shipping Business Network Challenges TradeLensMultiple Enforcement Actions in US and Abroad Seek to Quell Blockchain Industry CrimesTax Compliance Stakes Raised for Cryptocurrency Issues NY DFS Grants License to Bitcoin ATM Operator, Exchanges Make Announcements…
In this issue: • Supply Chain and Banking Pilots Expand, Zero-Knowledge Proofs Meet EthereumCryptocurrency Exchange Announcements, Malta Blockchain Laws Take EffectGlobal Developments in Enforcement, Regulatory Frameworks and Court Rulings Supply Chain and Banking Pilots Expand, Zero-Knowledge Proofs Meet Ethereum By: Jaime B. Petenko This week, a leading diamond mining company announced that it joined the Tracr diamond blockchain traceability program, which aims to provide consumers with confidence and information about their…
In this issue: • SEC Launches FinHub, FATF Revises Cryptocurrency GuidanceCapital Markets Developments in Futures, Stablecoins, Custody, ICOsBlockchain Enterprise Developments for Gold, Ports, BaaS and Developers SEC Launches FinHub, FATF Revises Cryptocurrency Guidance By: Taylor Thompson On Oct. 18, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the creation of the Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology (FinHub). According to an SEC press release, the FinHub will serve as a centralized…
In this issue: • Cryptocurrency Capital Markets Announcements by Institutional and Startup FirmsPublic and Private Blockchain Pilots Announced, CFTC Warns on Smart ContractsCrack Down on ICOs Continues, U.S. Marshals Prepare to Auction Seized Bitcoin Cryptocurrency Capital Markets Announcements by Institutional and Startup Firms By: Jordan R. Silversmith On Oct. 15, a major global financial services firm – the fourth-largest asset management firm in the world – announced plans to spin off…
In this issue: • U.S. and International Governments Address Smart Ports, Smart Cities, and CryptocurrenciesBlockchain Enterprise Developments in Wine, Journalism, Real Estate and MiningBlockchain Tokens Backed by Real-World Assets Appear to Grow in PopularitySEC Enforcement Actions Announced, New Data on Cryptocurrency Hacks Published U.S. and International Governments Address Smart Ports, Smart Cities, and Cryptocurrencies By: Taylor Thompson According to reports, in an Oct. 3 meeting, representatives of U.S. Customs…
In this issue: • Cryptocurrency Enforcement Actions Continue Across the Globe Multiple Blockchain Announcements for Asset-Backed Tokens, Payments and Exchanges Lawmakers Seek Clarity on ICOs as New Research Is Published Enterprise Developments: Blockchain Interoperability, Supply Chain, Identity and More Cryptocurrency Enforcement Actions Continue Across the Globe By: Panida A. Pollawit  On Friday, Sept. 27, the SEC and CFTC charged 1pool Ltd. aka 1Broker and its CEO with offenses related to its…