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UK Central Bank Chief Sees Digital Currency Displacing US Dollar as Global Reserve

| Nikhilesh De

BOE governor Mark Carney called on Friday for the creation of a wholly digital alternative to the U.S. dollar.

Tensions Rising at Facebook Libra as Backers Consider Quitting: Report

| Daniel Palmer

Several backers of Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project are said to be considering backing out due to growing "pushback" from regulators.

In Palestine, Civilians Are Using Bitcoin More Than Hamas

| Leigh Cuen

Terrorists are using bitcoin, but they aren't the only ones. Here's the real story about bitcoin usage in Palestine.

SEC Approves Blockchain Tech Startup Securitize to Record Stock Transfers

| Nathan DiCamillo

Token issuance tech provider Securitize has registered as a transfer agent with the SEC, a move it says will boost blockchain adoption.

Cryptopia Exchange Kept Users’ Cryptos in Pooled Wallet: Liquidator

| Daniel Palmer

The liquidator for the collapsed Cryptopia exchange says the way the platform was managed is slowing up the task of determining user holdings.

US Secretary of State Says Crypto Should Be Regulated Like SWIFT

| Daniel Palmer

Michael Pompeo has said he believes that cryptocurrencies should be regulated in the same way as electronic financial transactions.

Facebook Libra Already Facing an EU Antitrust Probe: Report

| Daniel Palmer

Facebook is reportedly already under investigation by the EU over antitrust issues related to its Libra cryptocurrency project.

Blockchain Firm Veritaseum Calls for Assets to Be Unfrozen in SEC Response

| Daniel Palmer

Veritaseum has officially responded to the SEC's claims it sold illegal securities and called for its funds to be unfrozen to protect investors.

It Took 18 Months, But This Blockchain Securities Firm Got the Nod From FINRA

| Nathan DiCamillo

FINRA has approved iownit as a broker-dealer, clearing the firm to offer digital securities on a private Hyperledger blockchain.

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Dark Web Drug Dealer to Forfeit Millions in Illicit Crypto Earnings

| Daniel Palmer

A man has been sentenced in San Diego, California, for conspiring to sell opioids and other drugs over dark web markets for cryptocurrencies.