David Pimentel

David Pimentel

David Pimentel is a technology reporter with BlockTribune. Before joining BlockTribune in 2015, David was a staffer at Local Labs, the largest hyperlocal data and news producer in the United States. While there, he reported on local real estate transactions and sourced public record data for dozens of markets.

David was born in the Philippines where he studied Hotel and Restaurant Management at the National College of Business and Arts (NCBA).

David can be contacted at dave@blocktribune.com.

Recent posts by David Pimentel

US Congressman Tom Emmer Drafts Bills To Support Blockchain And Cryptocurrencies

News, Regulation | September 24, 2018 By:

Tom Emmer, the US Representative for Minnesota’s 6th congressional district, has announced that he will introduce three bills to support blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.

“The United States should prioritize accelerating the development of blockchain technology and create an environment that enables the American private sector to lead on innovation and further growth,


Blockchain Payment System For Govt Entities Developed By Dubai’s Department Of Finance

Blockchain, News | September 24, 2018 By:

The Dubai Department of Finance (DoF) has teamed with the Smart Dubai Office (SDO) to create a blockchain payments processing system for government entities.

Called “Payment Reconciliation and Settlement” system, the new platform is intended to allow greater accuracy and real time processing of financial interactions between the DoF and other government agencies.


California Bans Crypto Campaign Contributions

News, Regulation | September 21, 2018 By:

The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC), California’s campaign finance watchdog, has prohibited the use of cryptocurrency in political contributions in the state.

On Thursday, the campaign finance watchdog voted 3-1 to ban political donations in cryptocurrencies. The FPPC said that the anonymity such donations provide would make it difficult to identify who is trying to influence elections.


Crypto Exchange Coinsquare Subsidiary Launches Two ETFs On Canada’s TSX

Announcements, Blockchain, News | September 21, 2018 By:

Toronto-based Coin Capital Investment Management (Coincapital) has announced two new exchange-traded funds (ETF) focused on blockchain and other innovative technologies.

Coin Capital Investment Management, the investment and portfolio management unit of Canadian crypto exchange Coinsquare, is dedicated to managing cryptocurrency investments.