New Zealand Blockchain Group to Request Government Blockchain Strategy

The New Zealand-based blockchain collective BlockchainNZ will request that the government form a national blockchain strategy. New Zealand-based blockchain industry group BlockchainNZ announced that it will request a national blockchain strategy from the government next Thursday, according to a press release on May 21. The executive director of Blockchain NZ, Mark Pascall, will give a…

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Ethereum Foundation Announces Details on $30 Million Network Development

The Ethereum Foundation has announced a three-section approach to allocating the $30 million it earmarked for yearlong development costs. The Ethereum Foundation has announced a three-pronged approach to allocating the $30 million it has designated for developing the Ethereum network over the next year, in an official blog post on May 21. The breakdown for…

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Firefox Quantum Offers Anti-Cryptojacking Feature

Mozilla’s browser Firefox Quantum has a privacy toggle that protects against cryptojacking. Firefox Quantum, the latest version of open-source internet browser Firefox, has a new privacy toggle that protects against cryptojacking, according to a blog post by Mozilla on May 21. Mozilla previously warned official blog post that websites can deploy scripts that launch a…

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Central Bank of Laos Issues Warning Against Using Cryptocurrency

The central bank of Laos has warned the public against the use, purchase or sale of digital currencies. The central bank of Laos has warned the public against the use, purchase or sale of digital currencies, local news outlet Vientiane Times reported on May 21. The Bank of the Lao PDR has issued a warning…

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SEC Shuts Down Ponzi Scheme Which Duped 300 Into ‘Diamond-Backed’ Cryptocurrency

An indictment names several individuals and companies, with fraudulent activities continuing over a period of several years. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has halted a confirmed cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme after it took funds worth $30 million, the regulator confirmed in a press release on May 21. The principal behind Argyle Coin, Jose…

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Japanese Parliament Moves New Crypto Regulations to the Upper House

Japan’s House of Representatives passed crypto-related amendments to two financial laws to the upper house. The Japanese House of Representatives has passed new crypto regulation in the upper house of the National Diet, local news agency Nikkei reports on May 21. The lower house has reportedly moved crypto-related amendments to the existing financial law to…

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Everyone’s Talking About Security Tokens But No One’s Trading Them

There’s a party happening right now and everyone’s invited. The music’s playing, the fridge is loaded and the bathtub’s full of ice. All the ingredients for the sickest soiree are in place. There’s just one problem: the guests have yet to arrive. Welcome to the world of security tokens, where you can tokenize anything you…

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Zimbabwe Stock Exchange Eyes Blockchain-Based Products, Needs Regulatory Clarity

A Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) executive said that blockchain technology is very good, but the exchange needs regulatory clarity. Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) chief executive Justin Bgoni says ZSE is interested in adopting blockchain technology if regulatory certainty can be achieved, according to a report by local news daily The Chronicle on May 20 Bgoni,…

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