UPS Unveils Equity Investment and Partnership With Blockchain B2B Firm Inxeption

The investment arm of logistics giant UPS has made an undisclosed equity investment in United States enterprise blockchain company Inxeption, the firm confirmed in a press release Jan 16. Inxeption, which began operations in 2017, aims to use blockchain technology to improve various processes for businesses, including product design, manufacturing […]

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Huobi Global’s US-Based Strategic Partner Crypto Exchange HBUS Rebrands as Huobi

HBUS, the United States-based strategic partner of China-born crypto exchange Huobi, has announced the rebranding of its retail trading service from HBUS.com to Huobi.com. THe rebranding was shared in a press release with Cointelegraph on Jan. 11. As reported, HBUS launched as a strategic partner of Huobi Group — the […]

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Venezuelan WTO Request Accuses US of ‘Discriminatory Measures’ Against Petro Coin

Venezuela has taken issue with United States sanctions, including those levied against transactions in the country’s national digital currency, the Petro (PTR), according to a World Trade Organization (WTO) consultation request, published Jan. 8. The request, dubbed “United States — Measures relating to trade in goods and services,” was originally […]

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Dave Rubin Turns to Bitcoin for Crowdfunding After Alleged Patreon Censorship

American libertarian political commentator Dave Rubin has announced he is turning to Bitcoin (BTC) in lieu of the crowdfunding platform Patreon, in protest against the latter’s alleged censorship practices. Rubin made his announcement on Twitter Jan. 6. In an interview with the Washington Examiner last week, Rubin explained his decision […]

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Innovative Space: U.S Lawmakers File a Bill Seeking to Exempt Crypto Assets from Securities Laws

Two Congress members of the U.S. House of Representatives are now looking for ways of exempting cryptos and other digital assets from the federal standard securities laws. A bill was tabled before Congress on December 20, 2018. Representatives Darren Soto and Warren Davidson introduced the ‘Token Taxonomy Act of 2018’ […]

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The Daily: Trump Chooses Bitcoin Advocate as Chief of Staff, Congressman Proposes Wall Coins

In today’s edition of The Daily, we feature a couple of stories from the U.S. political scene. President Donald Trump has chosen a known Bitcoin advocate as the Acting White House Chief of Staff. And a congressman proposes to fund the building of a barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border with […]

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US Law Professor: Confusing Cryptocurrency Regulations Will Hamper Innovation

Carol Goforth is a professor at the University of Arkansas School of Law. She recently published a paper about the consequences of having cryptocurrency regulations fall under a number of conflicting laws, defined by various U.S. authorities, all at the same time. Also Read: IRS to Face Record Number of […]

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US Court Dismisses SEC’s Claims That Blockvest Sold Unregistered Securities

A U.S. court has dismissed claims from regulator Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against decentralized blockchain-based assets exchange Blockvest, court documents released Nov. 27 confirm. The SEC suspended Blockvest’s Initial Coin Offering (ICO) via an emergency court order in October, with a subsequent legal battle ensuing over whether or not […]

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