Brussels Terror Attacks Revive Terrorism-Crypto Connection, Fueling European Push To Control Bitcoin

This week’s terror attacks in Brussels has caused French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve to cite the darknet as a terrorist tool and call for measures to improve intelligence expertise in technologies terrorists use, according to a French ministry website. Because cryptocurrency is used for darknet transactions, efforts to control the darknet could fuel government efforts to control cryptocurrencies in … Read more

Ethereum and Litecoin

In the past few months, Ethereum has climbed up the ranks to become the second largest cryptocurrency. Ethereum efficiently displaced Litecoin which has been holding that position for a very long time to take its place on the list. Litecoin is an altcoin created by Charles Lee. It was released on October 7, 2011. The … Read more

Dutch Central Bank to Create Prototype Blockchain-Based Currency

The Dutch central bank has committed to developing an internal blockchain prototype dubbed “DNBCoin”, according to a recent publication. Buried in the latest annual report from the De Nederlandsche Bank, published on 16th March, is a tiny item detailing the experiment. Elsewhere in the report, DNB posits that blockchain tech could improve its business – a … Read more

A roundtable hosted by CIGI in Toronto

A roundtable hosted by CIGI in Toronto, called “Regulating Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technologies: Challenges and Opportunities for Canadian Innovation”, featured individuals from industry, government and academia. Addison Cameron-Huff, a technology lawyer, recently blogged his thoughts about that panel. There are very important questions he feels people must ask themselves before knowing fully the right … Read more