Blockchain Portfolio Demand Growing, Creating New Partner Opportunities – Report

Education, Innovation, Investing, News | September 25, 2018 By:

The CompTIA trade association has released their 7th State of the Channel report, exploring changes occurring across business models, go-to-market strategies, customer interactions, vendor relations, human resources, and training.

The research also includes findings around vertical industry specialization and the extent to which today’s channel firms are incorporating emerging technologies,


Digital Currencies Regulatory Landscape: Recent Enforcement Developments

Bitcoin, Blockchain and the Law, Blockchain, News, Regulation | September 25, 2018 By:

On September 11, 2018, US financial regulatory authorities and a New York Federal District Court were busy enforcing the federal securities laws against virtual currency companies. On that day, four important virtual currency-related enforcement decisions were delivered:

  1. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) issued its first disciplinary action involving cryptocurrencies.


Blockchain Trade Assn. DATA Names Steven Lupien As First Executive Director

Announcements, Blockchain, News, Regulation | September 25, 2018 By:

Steven Lupien has been appointed as  the first executive director of the Digital Asset Trade Association (DATA). DATA was founded earlier this year following the legislative success it helped to attain in Wyoming with the passage of five laws covering blockchain registration of businesses, the definition of open blockchain tokens,


Blockchain Projects Selected For Energy And Environment Grants

Announcements, Blockchain, FinTech, Innovation, News | September 25, 2018 By:

The Environmental Law Institute, in partnership with the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment at UC Berkeley and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, has selected eight projects to receive financial support under a two-year project to study the implications of the digital economy for energy and the environment.


Blockchain To Be Implemented In Malaysia’s Three Biggest Industries

Blockchain, News | September 25, 2018 By:

The Malaysian government is planning to implement blockchain technology in three of the country’s largest industries – renewable energy, agriculture sector, and Islamic finance.

The Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) will be in charge of the blockchain initiative. The government is hoping that blockchain will not only help boost the country’s economy but also increase transparency and sustainability in the aforementioned sectors.


Blockchain Startup MakerDAO Receives $15M USD Investment From Andreessen Horowitz

Blockchain, Investing, News | September 25, 2018 By:

A16z crypto, venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz’s investment fund, has invested $15 million into blockchain startup MakerDAO (MKR).

Andreessen Horowitz’s a16z crypto, which was launched earlier this year, is a $300 million venture fund that invests in a range of companies from blockchain projects to initial coin offerings (ICO).