Coinbase to Pursue Decentralized Form of Identification Following Acquisition Cryptocurrency exchange and wallet service Coinbase has acquired San Francisco-based startup Distributed Systems Inc., which works on decentralized identity solutions, according to an August 15 announcement.…

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Anti-money-laundering and know-your-customer practices have cost many billions more than all ICO scams put together – yet, what they have produced? This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/theres-a-bigger-scam-than-anything-in-crypto-its-called-kyc-aml/. …

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Around 40 participants have trialed a “self-sovereign” know-your-customer application that gives customers more control over their data. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/major-banks-regulators-trial-know-your-customer-app-on-r3s-corda/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all…

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Industry experts and lawyers discussed whether companies should issue security tokens in a panel debate at real estate-focused event BitcoinCRE on June 14. Part of London Tech Week, the event looked…

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After infighting brought months of delays, Tezos investors finally seemed about to receive their crypto tokens. Then something unexpected happened… This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/surprise-kyc-investors-tezos-troubled-ico-might-finally-fed/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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Analyst P.A.ID Strategies has revealed the results of research into the on-boarding practices of cryptocurrency wallets and exchanges across the U.S. and Europe, research that focused on which of these crypto…

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Hackers have demanded a $1 million ransom to be paid in Ripple (XRP) for stolen personal data of 90,000 Canadians. They exploited the systems of two Canadian banks and threatened…

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The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) has warned Canada’s federal government that cryptocurrencies are increasingly being used by organized crime to launder money. The agency advises that checks and balances are…

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Today, April 20th, EU Parliament voted in a December agreement by 574 votes to 13 votes (with 60 abstentions), which proposed tighter regulation for digital currencies in attempts to prevent…

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Over the past six months we’ve seen numerous high-profile cyber-attacks hitting online cryptocurrency exchanges around the globe. To better protect their digital and fiat assets — in a market that’s…

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Marc Hochstein is the managing editor of CoinDesk and a former editor in chief of American Banker. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively…

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