Wikimedia v. NSA Highlights the ACLU's Challenges in Fighting Mass Surveillance

The ACLU has been trying to challenge the NSA’s bulk surveillance for years. A hearing in *Wikimedia v. NSA* Friday could mark a...

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ICO Round-Up: Social Media Influencers Bypass Ad Ban, Centra Tokens Deemed Securities
Jun30

ICO Round-Up: Social Media Influencers Bypass Ad Ban, Centra Tokens Deemed Securities

Three stories dominate this week’s initial coin offering (ICO) round up: It appears many ICO projects are reaching out to social media influencers in an effort to thwart advertising bans across leading platforms. A study published by the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) suggested that the country develop a licenced-based regulatory apparatus that permits cryptocurrency activities including ICOs. A U.S. judge has found...

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Report: 2018 Token Sales Almost Double Last Year’s Results
Jun30

Report: 2018 Token Sales Almost Double Last Year’s Results

Initial Coin Offerings in the first half of 2018 have attracted nearly double the amount of funds raised last year, a new report reveals. Researchers point out, however, that the majority of ICOs have largely failed, with only a third of the projects closed successfully. According to the study, the US remains the major destination for coin offerings while Switzerland has established itself as a European ‘standard bearer’...

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Supreme Court Will Not Reconsider Ross Ulbricht’s Life Sentence
Jun30

Supreme Court Will Not Reconsider Ross Ulbricht’s Life Sentence

On June 28, 2018, the US Supreme Court revealed it would not re-evaluate Ross Ulbricht’s court case and double life sentence tied to his charges of operating the Silk Road marketplace. Ulbricht’s legal team and family were hoping the recent Carpenter Vs. US Supreme Court case would spur court officials to reconsider Ulbricht’s conviction. However, Supreme Court officials didn’t see eye to eye with this...

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Indian Exchange Zebpay Boosts Trading Support for 19 Cryptos Ahead of RBI Ban
Jun30

Indian Exchange Zebpay Boosts Trading Support for 19 Cryptos Ahead of RBI Ban

Leading Indian cryptocurrency exchange Zebpay has added new cryptocurrencies to its crypto-to-crypto trading platform. The exchange now supports 19 cryptocurrencies and over 35 trading pairs, as it prepares for the banking ban by the country’s central bank to go into effect next week. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space 19 Cryptocurrencies, 35+ Trading Pairs One of the largest cryptocurrency...

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