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SEC Slaps Crypto Firm with $50,000 Fine for Selling Unregistered Securities

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a cease-and-desist order against a crypto investment fund for distributing unregistered securities. The US securities regulator also slapped CoinAlpha Advisors LLC, a Delaware-based blockchain financial products company, with a $ 50,000 fine. According to the SEC order, CoinAlpha declined to register its business, which involved investing in and […]

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Venezuela: Church’s Chicken Accepts Crypto Payments after KFC Denies Rumors

Church’s Chicken, an international fast-food franchise known its hand-battered fried chicken, has reportedly partnered with Dash Venezuela to become the first fast-food franchise to accept cryptocurrencies throughout its locations in Venezuela. According to a press release, a strategic alliance between Dash Venezuela and Church’s Chicken Venezuela will see 13 establishments start accepting the privacy-centric cryptocurrency […]

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Cardano Founder Charles Hoskinson Explains Why ADA’s New Smart Contract Tools are a Boon for Fintech

IOHK, a leading blockchain research and development firm, announced two tools developed by a world-leading team for writing smart contracts for the Cardano blockchain. The apps are called Plutus and Marlowe and were launched in test format at the first PlutusFest conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. These powerful tools will enable start-ups, the financial services and […]

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Cameroon Separatists Create Cryptocurrency Called AmbaCoin

A separatist government in Cameroon’s semi-autonomous English-speaking southern region of Ambazonia has announced the launch of a new sovereign cryptocurrency called AmbaCoin (AMBA). Operating on the ERC-20 standard, AmbaCoin is being touted as the official currency of the “Federal Republic of Ambazonia,” the currently unrecognised country that separatists are pushing to actualise. QZ Africa reports […]

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AT&T Wants to Create a Blockchain ‘Map’ of Your Social Media History

Telecom giant AT&T has filed a blockchain-oriented patent application to “map” social media histories. Titled “Blockchain-Based Social Media History Maps,” and published on Thursday, it describes a system of tracking social media history “on behalf of” subscribers. Presumably, such a service would be most useful to employers and prospective employers. AT&T Eyes Blockchain for Social […]