Department of Energy Funds $5 Million for Blockchain Research

The United States Department of Energy has announced on January 7, 2018, that it has allocated $4.8 million dedicated specifically to research and development of four areas of which Cybersecure Sensors for Fossil Power Generation includes the application of blockchain.  DOE Plans to use Blockchain The funding aims to “develop the next generation of science and engineering…

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Texas Updates Regulatory Guidance Regarding Activities Involving Cryptocurrency

The Texas Department of Banking has published new guidance regarding the regulatory treatment of virtual currencies under the Texas Money Services Act. The document states that most transactions involving cryptocurrencies will not be considered a transfer of “monetary value” but the exchange of virtual currencies for fiat will likely be recognized as a “money transmission.”…

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Backpage.com Seized by US Justice Department, Cryptocurrency Connection Remains Unclear

Most people are aware that Backpage.com has been seized by the US Justice Department. This development has caused quite a stir, although a lot of unsavory evidence has surfaced in the past few days. It seems the owners of this platform have engaged in money laundering involving cryptocurrency. It’s not a positive development for this nascent…

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