Browsing the "California" Tag

Student Gets 10-Year Jail Term for SIM-Swap Crypto Thefts Worth $7.5 Million

| Yogita Khatri

A 21-year-old student from the U.S. who stole over $7.5 million in cryptocurrency via SIM-swap hacks has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

IBM Blockchain Assists Groundwater Pilot in Drought-Prone California

| Yogita Khatri

IBM and two other organizations will marry blockchain and IoT to help manage groundwater usage in an "at-risk" Californian aquifer.

San Francisco

California Bans Bitcoin Donations in Political Campaigns

| Wolfie Zhao

Candidates for public office in California may not receive donations in cryptocurrency, the state's political watchdog has ruled.

California Legislature Finalizes Blockchain Working Group Bill

| Nikhilesh De

The California legislature has finalized a bill directing the state to examine blockchain technology and how to update existing law to account for it.

California Is Open to Allowing Crypto Political Donations

| Nikhilesh De

Candidates for public office in California may soon be able to accept cryptocurrencies as donations, though the practice has not yet been codified.

China’s Crypto Millionaires Are Using Bitcoin to Buy Real Estate Abroad

| Wolfie Zhao and Leigh Cuen

Bitcoin is flowing out of China, into California mansions – and changing global real estate patterns.

LocalBitcoins Trader ‘Bitcoin Maven’ Sentenced to Year in Prison

| Muyao Shen

A Los Angeles bitcoin trader was sentenced Monday to one year in federal prison.

Stanford University

Stanford University Launches New Blockchain Research Center

| Muyao Shen

Stanford University launches the Center for Blockchain Research and Vitalik Buterin, the creator of Ethereum, is one of the sponsors.

California Bill Would Legally Recognize Blockchain Stocks

| Nikhilesh De

California Senate Bill 838 would allow businesses to store, issue and transfer shares information on a blockchain.

US City Plans to Sell Tokenized Bonds in ‘Initial Community Offering’

| Annaliese Milano

Confronted with big federal funding reductions, Berkeley, California, is turning to crypto token-based funding for services like affordable housing.