Ohio recognizes blockchain data, JVCEA applies for official status, Tim Wagner will become Coinbase VP, Voatz app for election, Robert Kiyosaki speaks in favor of crypto, the US is number one in crypto crimes
- Ohio has joined Arizona and become the latest U.S. state to legally recognize data stored and transacted on blockchain.
- The Japan Virtual Currency Exchange association (JVCEA), which is formed by 16 exchanges, has applied for certification from the country’s financial regulator to form a self-regulatory body.
- Tim Wagner, former Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft employee, has joined Coinbase as vice president (VP) of engineering.
- The author of the best-selling book ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’, Robert Kiyosaki, has spoken in favor of virtual currencies during a recent podcast.
- West Virginia will offer a blockchain-based mobile app, Voatz, for voting in this November’s midterm elections to its citizens currently serving overseas.
- Group-IB recently conducted a study on the global cryptocurrency market with a focus on hacking and cybersecurity. According to the study, the United States accounts for more than half of the crypto crime in the world becoming the number one country in cryptocurrency crime.