Palestinian Authority: Cryptocurrency Will Bring Economic Freedom

[ad_1] The Palestinian Authority believes issuing a sovereign cryptocurrency token will reduce Palestine’s reliance on the Israeli shekel. Palestinian Authority: First Money, then Power Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh recently announced that his government will use cryptocurrency to bypass sanctions levied by Israel. Shtayyeh issued the statement while speaking before the Palestine Center for Computer Emergency Response in Ramallah on July 9. While speaking on Palestine TV, Shtayyeh said:  The

Privacy Is a Human Right Worth Fighting For

[ad_1] Privacy is a basic human right. It’s there in Article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: “Freedom from Interference with Privacy, Family, Home and Correspondence.” Attaining that right in an era of dragnet surveillance, mass data breaches, state-sponsored hacks and big tech overreach, however, is a Herculean task. As the digital privacy fight heats up, crypto protocols are emerging as a new battleground where the right to

Justin Sun to Reschedule Warren Buffett Charity Lunch for Medical Reasons

[ad_1] The Tron Foundation is pushing back the Warren Buffett Lunch and press conferences to an unspecified date.According to an official Twitter post, Justin Sun — who successfully procured the lunch with Buffett by winning the affiliated charity auction —  is currently out of commission due to kidney stones, and associated parties have agreed to reschedule the lunch.In June, Tron founder and CEO Justin Sun won a charity auction on

Bitfinex and Tether Double Down on Claim of No Customers in New York

[ad_1] Lawyers for Bitfinex and Tether, in the course of an ongoing case against the New York Attorney General (NYAG), submitted multiple fillings on July 22 alleging that the companies never served customers within New York. In one filing, attorney Stuart Hoegner noted the provision in Bitfinex’s terms of service that require that customers that transact be foreign entities:“Under Bitfinex’s and Tether’s Terms of Service, Eligible Contract Participants (“ECPs”) that transact

Circle is Moving its Exchange Operation From the U.S to Bermuda

[ad_1] Due to the chaotic state of crypto regulation in the United States of America, several blockchain and crypto-related firms are already shifting their base of operation to more conducive environments. The latest in the long list of top-ranking crypto firms leaving the U.S for another region is Circle. According to a recent report, the U.S based company has moved its exchange operation offshore to Bermuda. The firm made it

Ontario Securities Watchdog Settles With CoinLaunch, Pending Approval

[ad_1] The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has reached a settlement agreement with the crypto firm CoinLaunch Corp as of July 22.According to an announcement by the OSC, there will be a public settlement hearing on July 24 to determine whether the agreement is in the public’s interest.As per the OSC’s official statement of allegations, CoinLaunch offered a number of crypto-related services, with securities trading among those. More specifically, the statement

CertiK Foundation Launches Security-Focused Blockchain

[ad_1] Blockchain cybersecurity company CertiK has launched its native CertiK Chain blockchain. The CertiK Foundation announced its new release in an official blog post on July 22.According to the announcement, CertiK Chain aims to provide a blockchain infrastructure that is comprehensively secure.The full nodes of this blockchain will reportedly run on CertiKOS, which they say is a “fully verified hypervisor / concurrent OS kernel” that provides purportedly military-grade security against

Uganda to Deploy MediConnect’s Blockchain Platform for Tracing Fake Drugs

[ad_1] The Ugandan government has partnered with blockchain startup MediConnect to trace counterfeit drugs in the country, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on July 22.The President of Uganda, Yoweri Musevini, Minister of Health Jane Ruth Aceng, and other government officials granted support for MediConnect’s blockchain-based platform designed to deal with various issues in the pharmaceutical sector. Specifically, the government stated that it would deploy the platform for

Swedish Crypto Exchange QuickBit Announces User Data Breach

[ad_1] Database issues at the Swedish digital currency exchange QuickBit resulted in a breach of sensitive user data, according to an official announcement published on July 22.In the announcement, QuickBit revealed that personal data such as names, addresses, email addresses and card information of 2% of its customers was exposed. QuickBit said that no passwords or social security numbers, complete account or credit card information, cryptocurrency or private keys, or

Domain Registrar EnCirca Accepting Applications for Ethereum Addresses

[ad_1] Domain registrar company EnCirca has announced that it is accepting pre-registration applications for the Ethereum website extension, “.ETH”. EnCirca said that it will be accepting applications until August 10, in a press release on July 18. EnCirca also said that they were the first registrar approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to accept applications for Ethereum domain websites.According to its website, ICANN is a not-for-profit