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As states shutter economic activity because of preventable COVID-19 outbreaks, it’s deja vu all over again.  This is a movie we’ve seen before: Disclosure The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating
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Malcolm Campbell-Verduyn is assistant professor of International Political Economy at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. He is editor of the book Bitcoin and Beyond. Moritz Hütten is researcher on blockchains and the future of work at Darmstadt Business School, in Germany.  The Travel Rule officially extends to ‘virtual asset services providers’ (VASPs) this
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Mutual fund giant Vanguard has completed another blockchain pilot that aims to change the risk profile of foreign exchange (FX) transactions. The Valley Forge, Pa.-based investment firm ran the pilot on Symbiont’s Assembly blockchain with participation from State Street, BNY Mellon and investment firm Franklin Templeton. Vanguard and Franklin Templeton acted as dealer banks and
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Crypto.com has confirmed to CoinDesk it is moving to refund customers as the U.K. regulator orders Wirecard’s card issuer to cease all operations immediately. Crypto.com CEO Kris Marszalek told CoinDesk they were refunding 100% of customer funds as the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) suspended the activities of Wirecard Card Solutions, a subsidiary of the Wirecard
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Brooklyn-based blockchain firm Kadena hopes its new app can verify that COVID-19 tests are the real deal by letting users track test kits. Announced Thursday, Kadena said the open-source application would be available to use on its testnet immediately, and would provide a secure way for medical professionals and patients to communicate and store test
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Institutional digital asset technology firm Metaco is partnering with the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (FSBC) to find ways of bolstering its services using the think tank’s research. The Switzerland-based company announced Wednesday that it would be tapping research conducted by the FSBC to better inform the security and service design of its infrastructure tech. According
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