Tag: US Government

US Government Launches HoweyCoins Website to Showcase Fake ICOs

Educating the masses on potential risks associated with cryptocurrency and ICOs is a tedious challenge. Nefarious projects continue to dupe investors, mainly because people don’t always bother to conduct their own research. The US government has now launched a fake ICO website to demonstrate how easy it is to attract investors with a semi-professional website. HoweyCoins Serves an Educational Purpose For those who are unable to tell by looking at the …
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Government Must Lead in Blockchain Research: Homeland Security Rep

With the private sector taking the lead in research, development and adoption of the blockchain, the government must consider leadership opportunities within the community and partner with stakeholders to bring solutions to market. This is according to Douglas Maughan, a division head at the US Department of Homeland Security who testified before the House Science and Technology Committee yesterday. He further warned against the ongoing arms race between the various blockchain solutions providers, …
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Blockchain Analysis Grows More Popular Among US Agencies

Blockchain analysis is becoming a lot more popular these days. A fair few firms are looking for ways to analyze public blockchains and potentially crack down on illicit activity involving cryptocurrencies. It seems US agencies are showing increasing interest in this technology as well, which is not that big of a surprise. US Agencies Embrace Chainalysis and Others As we discussed in a previous article, various US agencies have shown a …
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Not Disclosing One’s Bitcoin May Become a Crime in the US

Governments all over the world have no love lost for people with an interest in Bitcoin. That’s not entirely surprising, considering Bitcoin cannot be controlled or regulated directly. That doesn’t keep governments from trying to impose their will, though. A new US Senate bill aims to criminalize the concealed ownership of Bitcoin. It’s a very disturbing development that will only push more people toward privacy-oriented currencies. Bitcoin Ownership in the United …
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