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.


South Korean Govt Pledges Support For Blockchain Startups

News | September 21, 2018 By:

The South Korean government has pledged to increase support for local blockchain startups to speed up the growth of the industry.

During a meeting with blockchain startups in Bundang, Gyeonggi Province on September 20, Second Vice Minister of Science and Information Communications Technology (ICT) Min Won-ki listened to startups explain the challenges and difficulties they face in doing business in the country.


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.


Dutch Supermarket Chain Albert Heijn Using Blockchain To Track Orange Juice Production

News | September 21, 2018 By:

Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn has partnered with Netherlands-based drinks bottler Refresco to make orange juice supply chain more transparent using blockchain technology.

Founded in 1887, Albert Heijn is the largest supermarket chain the Netherlands. In early 2000s, it is regarded as one of the more expensive supermarkets in the Netherlands due to its focus on quality stores and superior products.