China is undergoing a vaccine crisis. Near the end of July, news emerged that a Chinese drug manufacturer, Changchun Changsheng Biotechnology, was marketing unsafe vaccines, which caused an understandable uproar among Chinese citizens. However, out of this scandal emerged a creative use of … Read more about Blockchain Used to Warn Chinese Citizens About Bad Vaccines
Molson Coors Canada and The Hydropothecary Company have announced a joint venture to produce non-alcoholic, cannabis-infused beverages to be sold in the Canadian market. Molson Coors Canada is the Canadian arm of beer giant Molson Coors Brewing Company, and The Hydropothecary Company (HEXO) is … Read more about Canadian Cannabis Beverages from Coors/Hydropothecary Coming Soon
Northern Trust has begun a massive operation to expand its blockchain and cryptocurrency offerings across multiple divisions. This marks one of the first forays into blockchain and cryptocurrency by a traditional financial institution. Northern Trust, a 129-year old company with nearly $10.7 … Read more about Has Northern Trust Killed the Big Four??
Decentralized prediction market platform Augur is currently featuring a market allowing users to bet on whether or not US President Donald Trump will be assassinated at any point during 2018. The Augur platform markets itself as "The Future of Forecasting," indicating that it is a "prediction … Read more about Gambling on Death in Online Assassination Markets
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Director of Corporate Finance William Hinman, speaking at the All Market Summit: Crypto in San Francisco, said that neither bitcoin nor ether would be classified as securities by the SEC. Hinman said, "Based on my understanding of the present state of … Read more about SEC Official: Ether is not a Security
Colorado bill 18-1259 allows both medical and recreational cultivation facilities and marijuana-infused products manufacturers to provide managers with samples of the product for free. Up to five managers per month per facility would be eligible to receive cannabis samples for the purposes of … Read more about Free Cannabis Samples for Managers in Colorado
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has vetoed a bill that would have allowed publicly traded companies to invest in cannabis businesses. The bill, HB18-1011, or "Marijuana Business Allow Publicly Traded Owners," would have repealed a provision that prohibits publicly traded entities from holding a … Read more about CO Gov Vetoes Publicly Traded Contributions to Cannabis Companies
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has vetoed a bill that would have allowed those with autism to use medical marijuana. The bill, HB 18-1263, titled "Medical Marijuana Use for Autism and Acute Pain," would have added autism spectrum disorders to the list of qualifications for use of medical … Read more about Colorado Governor Vetoes Bill Allowing Patients with Autism to Use Medical Marijuana