USPS to Utilize Blockchain with New Patent

In mid-August, the U.S. Postal Service (“USPS”) revealed plans to develop and implement blockchain technology on voting systems, in an effort to further develop secure alternatives to in-person voting. Published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) on August 13, the patent filing … Read more about USPS to Utilize Blockchain with New Patent

Block.one to Pay $24 million SEC Penalty

On September 30, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced the settlement of a $24 million penalty with blockchain company Block.one, as a result of the company’s recent unregistered initial coin offering (“ICO”). In the press release, SEC officials detail the unlisted ICO, … Read more about Block.one to Pay $24 million SEC Penalty

Santander Unveils New Blockchain Bond Initiative

Last week, Banco Santander, S.A. (d/b/a Santander Group) revealed that the multinational bank has initiated a complete end-to-end blockchain bond, issuing and settling the bond using public blockchain technology. One of the first of its kind, Santander claims that the successful end-to-end … Read more about Santander Unveils New Blockchain Bond Initiative

Crypto Exchange INX Proposes Record-Breaking IPO

  According to a draft prospectus statement filed with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on August 19, cryptocurrency trading platform INX Limited aims to raise between $5 million and $129.5 million through their proposed initial public offering (“IPO”). A historic … Read more about Crypto Exchange INX Proposes Record-Breaking IPO

Crypto’s $42 Million in Q1 Lobbying

Despite doubt over the industry’s staying power and fluctuating market capitalization, cryptocurrency has made significant steps into the mainstream in recent years. Between 2017 and July 2018, researchers at the University of Cambridge found that millions of new user accounts entered the crypto … Read more about Crypto’s $42 Million in Q1 Lobbying

Russia Announces Expansion of Government-Backed Cryptocurrency

Last week, Russian news sources reported that the lower house of the country’s Federal Assembly may pass a resolution to allow the country to further develop cryptocurrency systems. According to Rambler, the Russian media outlet that first announced the news, officials are currently looking to … Read more about Russia Announces Expansion of Government-Backed Cryptocurrency

Has Northern Trust Killed the Big Four??

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??