The Blockchain Monitor

In this issue: • New Solutions Seek to Bring Cryptocurrencies Closer to Mainstream Blockchain Developments for Shipping, Food, Pharmaceuticals and Diamonds Cryprocurrency Scams and Enforcement Actions Perpetuate Uncertainty Analysis: Tezos Securities Class Action Survives Motion to Dismiss New Solutions Seek to Bring Cryptocurrencies Closer to Mainstream By: Jaime B. Petenko This past week, a leading operator of global exchanges, clearing houses, data and listing services announced that it has partnered with a…
In this issue: • Multiple Pilots Drive Momentum for Leveraging Blockchain in the Food Supply Chain SEC Rejects Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust, Commissioner Dissents New Reports Detail ICO Scrutiny and Seek to Provide Clarity Blockchain Adoption Continues in Both Institutional and Startup Environments Multiple Pilots Drive Momentum for Leveraging Blockchain in the Food Supply Chain By: Jaime B. Petenko A major global technology company recently shared additional details about the Food Trust, a…
In this issue: • Investment Continues Across Private and Public Sectors Initiatives Announced in Healthcare, Emissions, Airlines and Public Sectors Continue to Seek IP Rights Amid Evolving Patent Landscape Blockchain Investment Continues Across Private and Public Sectors By: Melonia A. Bennett The International Data Corporation (IDC) has published its update to the Worldwide Semiannual Blockchain Spending Guide, which estimates that worldwide spending on blockchain solutions in 2018 will be $1.5 billion, twice…
In this issue: • New Blockchain Solutions Emerge in Banking, Trade Finance and Payment ProcessingMore Blockchain Enterprise Solutions AnnouncedBlockchain Continues Heavy Influence on Capital MarketsUpdate on Cryptocurrency Cybercrimes and Enforcement Actions New Blockchain Solutions Emerge in Banking, Trade Finance and Payment Processing By: Robert A. Musiala Jr. Blockchain continues to disrupt the financial services industry by enabling new products that promise to transform banking and payments. Binance, one of…
In this issue: • Cryptocurrency Global Regulations Tighten as Financial Crime Risks IntensifyGlobal Tax Regimes Evolve With Varied Perspectives as Market Seeks ClarityLatest Trends for ICOs: Success Rate and Government Scrutiny of ICO ScamsBlockchain Piloted to Trace Food, Art and Diamonds to Their Origins Cryptocurrency Global Regulations Tighten as Financial Crime Risks Intensify By: Melonia A. Bennett The European Union, through the European Parliament and Council, recently adopted and…
In this issue: • Public and Private Sectors Continue to Invest in Blockchain • Businesses Continue Investment in Blockchain Enterprise Solutions • Financial Services Sector Continues to Integrate Blockchain Amid Promise and Challenges • Enforcement Update: DOJ and Other Agencies Seize $20 Million in Cryptocurrencies Public and Private Sectors Continue to Invest in Blockchain By Simone O. Otenaike Earlier this week, Andreessen Horowitz unveiled plans to launch a $300 million fund that will invest exclusively…
In this issue: • U.S. Government Seeks to Leverage Blockchain, Issues Reporting Guidance Cyberhacks and Enforcement Actions Continue Relentlessly Consumer Products Firms Announce Blockchain Advertising Pilots Financial Firms Continue to Pursue Cryptocurrency Initiatives U.S. Government Seeks to Leverage Blockchain, Issues Reporting Guidance By: Simone O. Otenaike Government agencies in the U.S. and abroad continue to announce initiatives that explore use cases for blockchain technology. According to a June 15 press release, the…
In this issue: • Price Manipulation Suspicions and Hacks Drive Market VolatilityTax Implications of Initial Coin Offering Events May Be EnormousEnterprise-backedBlockchain Rollouts Continue to Gain SteamForeign Regulatory and Market Environment Continues to Evolve Rapidly   Price Manipulation Suspicions and Hacks Drive Market Volatility By Stephanie N. Malaska Recent events have increased suspicion of cryptocurrency valuations and the reliability of cryptocurrency exchanges. The U.S. Commodity and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)…
We’re witnessing the convergence, and perhaps the collision, of two powerful new forces in data privacy: the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the emergence of blockchain based privacy solutions. These two forces share similar fundamental principles, such as individual control over personal information and data minimization, and blockchain may very well offer simple and powerful solutions to implement some of the GDPR’s mandates. At the same time, these two forces – which…
In this issue: • Governments Experiment With Blockchain for Elections, Banking and Visa ApplicationsAdvertising, Entertainment Industries Continue Investment in BlockchainChanging Approaches to Crypto Regulatory Licensing Governments Experiment With Blockchain for Elections, Banking, and Visa Applications By: Panida A. Pollawit Governments around the world are seeking to harness blockchain to improve the delivery of public services. In May, a few dozen deployed military service members and their families used blockchain to cast…