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Token Startup Founder Took Steps to Sue Lubin, ConsenSys for $13 Million

| Leigh Cuen

The former head of a ConsenSys-incubated startup filed paperwork to sue the venture studio and its founder, Joe Lubin.

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Global Accounting Firm KPMG Partners with Microsoft, R3 on Telecoms Blockchain

| Daniel Kuhn

KPMG is piloting a way to handle massive amounts of telecom data prior to the full implementation of 5G service. They're trying blockchain.

Ex-CEO of Crypto Exchange WEX Arrested In Italy

| Anna Baydakova

Dmitri Vasilev, the former CEO of now-defunct crypto exchange WEX, has reportedly been arrested in Italy.

Someone Is Trying to Trademark ‘Samsung Coin.’ It’s Not Samsung

| Wolfie Zhao

Someone in South Korea appears to be trying to take advantage of Samsung's blockchain efforts by nabbing the "Samsung Coin" trademark.

UK Thieves Burgle Bitcoin Center, Find Zilch

| John Biggs

A bold maneuver in the dark nets a group of wannabe crypto thieves in Birmingham, U.K., very little.

Binance Jersey Lists Exchange’s New UK Pound-Backed Stablecoin

| Daniel Palmer

The Jersey arm of Binance has listed the cryptocurrency exchange's own British pound-backed stablecoin, BGBP.

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New Jersey Takes Online Market to Court Over 2018 Crypto Token Sale

| Daniel Palmer

The U.S. state of New Jersey is taking legal action over alleged securities violations by blockchain rental marketplace Pocketinns.

US Treasury Secretary Mnunchin Says G7 in Agreement on Libra, Cryptocurrencies

| Daniel Kuhn

“There was a clear agreement ... that Libra in particular raises some very significant concerns, and cryptocurrencies more broadly," said Mnuchin.

Crypto Exchange BitMEX Under Investigation by CFTC: Bloomberg

| Daniel Palmer

Seychelles-based cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX is being probed by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission over client trades, Bloomberg says.

Steve Wozniak Has Joined an Energy-Focused Blockchain Startup in Malta

| Daniel Palmer

The Apple co-founder has joined his second blockchain enterprise, one targeting more efficient use of energy.