The government of Belgium is making a contribution of €2 mln to promote a Blockchain project by the World Food Programme (WFP), the WFP announced April 19. The contribution will reportedly allow the United Nations (UN) to use Blockchain technology to fight against hunger in impoverished areas. The “Building Blocks” project is piloted with other […]


The Supreme Court of Russia has ordered the St. Petersburg City Court to consider an appeal to the ban of a cryptocurrency information website, Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) reported April 20. In summer 2016, the Vyborgsky District Court of St. Petersburg granted the application of the Prosecution Office and blocked website. The court […]

Bitcoin Regulation

Contrary to recent media reports, the Chief Scientist of Quebec has not downplayed concerns about the illicit use of cryptocurrencies, his office said. On Thursday, several media organizations published articles with headlines quoting Chief Scientist Remi Quirion as saying that “bitcoin is not above the law, nor is it a magnet for illicit transactions.” But […]


Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform has recently introduced its Blockchain framework for Ethereum (ETH) and Hyperledger Fabric allowing users to build and manage their own Blockchain-powered decentralized applications (DApps), AWS announced in a blog post Thursday, April 19. According to the statement, users will be able to create their own Blockchain applications via the […]


The Supreme Court of Russia has directed a court in the city of St. Petersburg to consider an appeal against a blocked cryptocurrency information website. According to Russian legal information site RAPSI, the Vyborgsky District Court of St. Petersburg blocked in 2016, claiming that cryptocurrencies are “a means of virtual payment and accumulation,” and […]


The Department of Justice has unveiled fraud charges against another co-founder of cryptocurrency startup Centra, a move that comes weeks after two other founders were arrested and charged. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York said Friday that Ray Trapani has been arrested and charged in connection with the company’s token […]


Bitcoin trading platform LedgerX has seen a sevenfold increase in volume in the six months following its launch of cryptocurrency derivatives. Chief operating officer Juthica Chou told CoinDesk that the startup has seen roughly $7.5 million traded weekly through 700 swaps and options contracts. Since the platform launched its derivatives products, it has cleared $130 […]


Alternative cryptocurrencies shone bright this week, as the wider cryptocurrency market saw continued resurgence. The total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies rose 25 percent week-on-week to $375 billion, according to CoinMarketCap – that’s up from below $250 billion just 10 days ago. But bitcoin, with 5.4 percent appreciation over the last seven days, ranks only third […]