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DOJ’s Bitcoin Price Manipulation Probe a ‘Good Thing’: Mike Novogratz

Billionaire investor and former hedge fund manager Mike Novogratz said that he is optimistic that the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) recently-launched probe into allegations of bitcoin price manipulation will contribute to the long-term health of the cryptocurrency market. Speaking in an interview with Bloomberg, Novogratz — the founder of …

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American Express Taps Hyperledger Blockchain for Rewards Program Revamp

American Express has deployed Hyperledger’s blockchain technology to make its Membership Rewards program more versatile, marking the first application of blockchain technology to a major U.S. financial services loyalty program. Under the revamped program, merchants will be able to create Membership Rewards offers on their own platforms to engage customers …

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Op-ed | GDPR and Blockchain: How the US’ Lack of Preparation Could Swing the Balance of Power to Europe

This op-ed on GDPR and blockchain was written by Robert Chu — CEO of Embleema, the patient-driven healthcare blockchain, and Former SVP at IMS Health (Now IQVIA) — and Alexis Normand, former Head of B2B of Nokia Digital Health Internet privacy advocates are surely disappointed by Mark Zuckerberg’s mid-April performance …

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IOTA, United Nations Agency Partner for Blockchain Transparency Push

UNOPS, a service and technical advisory arm to the United Nations, and cryptocurrency project IOTA have announced a partnership that seeks to help UNOPS benefit from IOTA’s open-source distributed ledger and Tangle technology to improve processes and cut down on middle-men. Yoshiyuki Yamamoto, UNOPS Special Advisor on Blockchain Technology, said: “We …

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Crypto Exchange Kraken Hires Bush Administration Prosecutor as General Counsel

San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has hired a former federal prosecutor appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as its general counsel. Business Insider reports that the exchange, eighth-largest in the world with a daily volume of just under $350 million, has hired Mary Beth Buchanan, the first woman …

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