Organic food on blockchain, Russian lab to stop cyber crimes, crypto thefts rise up, European Parliament asks not to ban crypto, report on crypto market movements over 2018, IRS and J5 to combat crypto crimes, Binance news
- Soulfresh, Australia's leading distributor of organic and natural food and beverages, has signed up with INS Ecosystem's direct-to-consumer grocery supply chain movement.
- Russia’s defence ministry has turned to the blockchain in order to stop attacks from hackers, setting up a research laboratory to apply the technology to its cybersecurity efforts.
- Theft of cryptocurrency exchanges soared in the first half of 2018 to three times the level seen for all of 2017, according to a new report from CipherTrace, a U.S.-based cyber security company.
- American stock broker Peter Schiff ‘technically lost’ to ShapeShift CEO and crypto commentator Erik Voorhees in debates about Bitcoin and blockchain, questioning the potential for mass adoption, and comparing Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies with other asset types such as fiat money and gold.
- A recent report published by the European Parliament advises policymakers and regulators not to ignore cryptocurrencies or attempt to ban them. It discusses how crypto should be treated, their taxation, as well as their potential impact on financial systems and central banks’ monopolies on money issuance.
- A group of crypto experts have published a report presenting data on the cryptocurrency market movements over 2018, with special focus given to the analysis of changes taking place over the second quarter of 2018.
- The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has launched an international taskforce together with tax enforcement authorities from four other countries, known as ‘The Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement,’ or ‘J5’, to combat cryptocurrency-enabled crimes.
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