“The law is coming to Bitcoin.” We’ve heard Bitcoin inventor Dr. Craig Wright say it earlier than and now it has come to mild in two separate incidents.
ICO pumper John McAfee was arrested in Spain and is going through tax evasion costs. Reports say his extradition to the United States is pending. The U.S. Justice Department alleged McAfee “evaded taxes and failed to file tax returns” from 2014 to 2018. “The indictment came after a civil charge from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission saying McAfee failed to disclose 23.1 million U.S. dollars in compensation for promoting seven digital asset projects.”
Also making headlines, United States authorities authorities issued indictments to four executives at BitMEX, together with its CEO Arthur Hayes. They have been charged with “violations of the Bank Secrecy Act and conspiracy to violate the act by willfully failing to monitor money laundering.” BitMEX was banned from serving U.S. clients since 2015 as a consequence of regulatory necessities but it surely allegedly operated a derivatives trade illegally.
In different information, it’s a wrap for the three-day CoinGeek Live convention that befell from September 30 to October 2. The present was an enormous success with visitors talking from each nook of the world. It broadcasted dwell concurrently from the Manhattan Center in New York and Kennington Studios in London.
There have been some thrilling new developments unveiled on the convention. Among them, the brand new partnership between UNISOT and TAAL Distributed Information Technologies Inc. (CSE:TAAL | FWB:9SQ1 | OTC: TAALF), in addition to a technical replace on the event of the Bitcoin SV infrastructure given by nChain CTO, Steve Shadders.
Some different notable audio system on the convention are Managing Partner and the Head of Research at Fundstrat Global Advisors, Thomas Lee; Founder & CEO of Maxthon, Jeff Chen; and Queens College media professor and best-selling creator, Douglas Rushkoff, amongst many others. The occasion culminated with a keynote speech from non-other than economist and author George Gilder.
U.S. Representative Darren Soto additionally made a visitor look. He introduced two new items of laws that handed within the U.S. House of Representatives lately on blockchain and digital foreign money. The new legal guidelines search to introduce larger certainty within the authorized surroundings round blockchain know-how. Congressman Soto additionally talked about blockchain progress within the United States.
“The innovation and potential of blockchain in cryptocurrency among many other applications has exponential possibilities and growth and looking forward to a great conversation on the work were doing here in the US congress as we speak.”
Also introduced on the CoinGeek convention have been the winners of the Bitcoin Association 3rd Bitcoin SV Hackathon.
Taking the first prize of $50,000 in BSV is Will Devine’s Repzip. Repzip is described as a self-sovereign id and decentralized id resolution by which your distinctive identifier is your public key. Coming in 2nd place and profitable $30,000 in BSV is Aleksandar Dinkov’s STOTASK, an organization that revolves round information labeling. In third place profitable $20,000 in BSV is Niels van den Bergh’s mission Kyrt. It goals is to turn out to be the world’s blockchain integration companion of selection.
There have been greater than 400 individuals within the hackathon with a number of tasks receiving honorable mentions.
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