Deloitte Blockchain Chief: Bad Crypto Headlines Making Clients ‘Nervous’

Deloitte Blockchain Chief: Bad Crypto Headlines Making Clients ‘Nervous’ “Can we stop talking about my bad brother?” That’s how Linda Pawczuk, leader of Deloitte Consulting’s financial services industry blockchain group, describes the conversations she often has these days with executives and board members of client companies. Pawczuk’s team is squarely focused on helping decades-old, global…

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Canadian House Finance Committee Recommends Crypto Regulation to Prevent Money Laundering

Canadian House Finance Committee Recommends Crypto Regulation to Prevent Money Laundering The Canadian House Finance Committee has recommended that the government start regulating cryptocurrencies to prevent money laundering, Canadian digital newspaper iPolitics reports Nov. 14. According to iPolitics, the Canadian House Finance Committee suggested that cryptocurrencies should be regulated during its review of the Proceeds of Crime Money Laundering and…

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Rural Washington County Utility Proposes Increased Electricity Costs for Crypto Miners

Rural Washington County Utility Proposes Increased Electricity Costs for Crypto Miners Washington’s Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD) has proposed a new electricity pricing structure for cryptocurrency miners meant to pass down the cost of increased electricity demand, Central Washington radio station KPQ reported Nov. 14. The article cites Lindsey Mohns, the Customer Utilities Rate Adviser, explaining the difference…

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SIM Swapping Becomes Increasingly Popular in California, Police Make It “High Priority”

SIM Swapping Becomes Increasingly Popular in California, Police Make It “High Priority” On November 7, a security news and investigation blog KrebsOnSecurity published an interview with REACT Task Force, a California-based law enforcement group dedicated to fighting cybercrime. As per the article, members of REACT consider “SIM swapping” one of its “highest priorities” in a bid to fight…

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Bitcoin Puzzle Artist’s Crypto Gaming Startup Now Valued at $13 Million

Bitcoin Puzzle Artist’s Crypto Gaming Startup Now Valued at $13 Million One of the bitcoin community’s best-known artists is gearing up to launch a blockchain-powered video game aimed at mainstream audiences. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, Marguerite deCourcelle’s startup Blockade Games Inc. raised a $833,000 seed equity round the first week of November from investors including BlockTower…

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TRON Launches Accelerator Program for DApp Developers

TRON Launches Accelerator Program for DApp Developers Decentralized Internet project TRON (TRX) is launching a $1 million accelerator program to support developers building DApps and products on the TRON protocol, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Nov. 16. The initiative aims to facilitate consumer adoption of blockchain technology through TRON’s ecosystem following the recent acquisition of peer-to-peer file sharing service BitTorrent,…

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