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New Alliance to Expose Criminals Using Cryptocurrencies

LexisNexis Risk Solutions, global big data, technology and analytics firm, has teamed up with Elliptic, a blockchain intelligence company, to work to exposing money launderers, human traffickers, terrorists, and drug dealers who use bitcoin to make illicit transactions. To achieve this Elliptic's bitcoin transaction monitoring and compliance products are integrating...
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Ernst and Young Examine Blockchain Possibilities

Financial services advisor Ernst & Young has produced a report on blockchain technology titled ‘Blockchain reaction: Tech plans for critical mass’ which looks into the upcoming potential for the technology. In the report, Ernst & Young review blockchain technology’s potential to streamline and accelerate business processes, increase cybersecurity and reduce...
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Credits Partners to Provide Blockchain Service to UK Public Sector

Credits, a blockchain infrastructure provider, is partnering with Skyscape Cloud Services Limited to deliver Blockchain-as-a-Service to UK public sector organisations. The Credits platform is designed to enable organisations to rapidly develop blockchains that address the challenges of establishing provenance, authentication and reconciliation faced by many industry sectors, including central and local...
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Chain-Finance Conference Discusses Blockchain in Credit Markets, Bonds

On Wednesday night, at Tower Hill in London, Chain-Finance held its first Blockchain Finance workshop, designed to inform and educate listeners on the potential benefits of using blockchain technology in various financial situations. The focus of the discussion for this first event was using blockchain technology to improve credit markets. Adam...

Japan Regulator Plans Treating Digital Currencies like Fiat Money

Japan's Financial Services Agency has proposed treating Bitcoin and other digital currencies in the same way as conventional currencies, according to country's Nikkei news service. The regulating agency's legislative changes identify bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies as conforming to the same functions as fiat currency. These changes will be offered during the ordinary session of Japan's legislature, the...
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Japan’s Largest Tech, Financial Corporates Firms to Create New Financial Services Using Blockchain Technology

A cooperative effort has been announced between ORIX Corporation, ORIX Bank Corporation, The Shizuoka Bank, Ltd., NTT DATA Corporation, and NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Inc. in which they have agreed to commence joint research toward the development of new financial services using blockchain technology. Between them, the companies represent some of...
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FBI Forcing Apple iPhone Hack May Be Ominous Precedent for Blockchain Tech & Crypto

The FBI's attempt to force Apple to bypass the encryption of a dead San Bernadino terrorist's iPhone may set an ominous precedent for encryption technologies including the blockchain. Apple CEO, Tim Cook Apple CEO Tim Cook has opposed the US Government's attempt to order the Silicon Valley giant to create new software version that will essentially...

European Union Plans Imminent Regulation of Digital Currency Exchanges in Counter-Terrorism Push

The European Commission plans to regulate digital currency exchanges operating in the European Union, according to a communication to the European Parliament published earlier in February. The Commission will present a legislative proposal to amend the Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD) bringing "virtual currency exchange platforms" under control of regulatory authorities. The regulation...

Board of Advisors Appointed by Elliptic

Blockchain intelligence company Elliptic, who work on identifying illicit activity on the bitcoin blockchain in conjunction with law enforcement agencies and financial institutions, has announced four appointments to its Board of Advisors: David Harris, Martine Niejadlik, Richard Brown and Nadav Rosenberg. Harris has previously served as Chief Executive Officer of...
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