Chinese Internet Court Uses Blockchain to Protect Online Writer’s Intellectual Property

An Internet Court in Hangzhou, Eastern China, has turned to blockchain to fight piracy at the expense of online writers, English-language media outlet China.org.cn reports Dec. 8. China has reportedly “set up three Internet courts in Hangzhou, Beijing and Guangzhou.” Internet Courts are courts expressly intended to manage internet-related cases and allow plaintiffs to file their complaints online. The official website of Hangzhou Internet Court reads that it “behave[s] as an ‘incubator’ for Internet space governance, a ‘test field’ for Internet judicial rules, a ‘leader’ for diversified Internet disputes, and…

South Korea to Test Blockchain-based Voting Prior to Integration with Online Voting

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn CCN is expanding. Are you our next full-time journalist from the West Coast USA? Send us your CV and examples here. Blockchain voting could soon be a reality in South Korea if the trial on a system based on distributed ledger technology turns out successfully. According to The Korea Times, the development of the blockchain-based voting system will be completed in December. The system which is the brainchild of South Korea’s National Election Commission and the Ministry of Science and ICT is aimed at enhancing the security…

Online Bank Swissquote Enters ICO Market With Purchase and Custody Option for Clients

Swiss online financial services provider Swissquote announced it had become “the first bank worldwide” to offer purchase and custodial services of (Initial Coin Offering) ICO tokens for clients in a press release Monday, Oct. 22. Swissquote, which has offered various cryptocurrency-related services to account holders since 2016, began its latest service by allowing them to purchase ICO tokens from industrial diamond manufacturer LakeDiamond. Explaining the move, the bank said it was now no longer necessary for ICO consumers to “understand blockchain.” “Combining crowdfunding with the blockchain creates a new form…

A bright online gambling future for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

The combination of gambling and cryptocurrencies The Benefits that cryptocurrencies bring to society can no longer go unnoticed, which is why Poker Networks has become one of the organizations that have benefited greatly from supporting this new form of money through the past few years. The fact that you can now play a game and get paid for it, is a revolutionary idea in itself. This is why Winning Poker Networks and Bitcoin have been doing really well these past few years. There are numerous online betting and gambling sites…

Crypto Online Transactions | UTRUST Wants to be the Paypal of Crypto

A Swedish company wants to make crypto online transactions as simple and as safe as using PayPal. But can such a feat be accomplished in such a volatile marketplace? Crypto Online Transactions The cryptocurrency market is still considered to be in its infancy, and many skeptics believe that, as a currency, it is hard to spend it day-to-day. Proof of this issue is that only 2% of online retailers accept crypto despite the increase in adoption for traders and businesses alike. Fear remains surrounding the volatile nature of a crypto’s price.…

Up to 25,000 Online Stores in Germany May Accept Digital Money in 2019

A Swiss startup company is attempting to make using cryptocurrencies for online transactions as simple and safe as using PayPal. The main accusation of the mainstream media against crypto is that it is “a currency that is hard to spend.” Even though, according to CNBC, the total worth of Bitcoin spent on merchant services has increased to $190.2 million in 2017, from $9.8 million in 2013, however the market is still in its infancy. According to a study published by the Bank of Netherlands in February 2018, only two percent…

Online Automotive Parts Retailer Newparts Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash

Online automotive parts store, Newparts, said on Monday that it will start accepting payment in seven cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin core (BTC) and bitcoin cash (BCH). The U.S. dealer, which has a catalog of over one million parts, says cryptocurrency will enable it to expand its international reach. Also read: Nothern Bitcoin, Rawpool Sign Wallet And Mining Deal Buyers Can Now Use Bitcoin Cash to Pay for Auto Spares at Newparts Newparts CEO Dano Ramovich said the new payment method, established in partnership with e-commerce platform Shopping Cart Elite, will help improve…

Self-Regulatory Group of Crypto Exchanges Set to Tighten Rules on Online Digital Asset Storage

The self-regulatory Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) plans to stricten its customer asset management measures. The Japan Times outlet reported this news Sunday, September 30, citing “informed sources.” JVCEA is a self-regulatory group of some of the largest licensed exchange operators in Japan, established in April of this year. Now, the organization is reportedly planning to tighten its rules by establishing a limit on the amount of digital currencies that can be managed online by any exchange. According to The Japan Times’ sources, the limit will likely be set…

New Zealand Police Warn of Online Scams After Crypto Investor Loses Over $200,000 to Fraud

New Zealand police have warned the public about online scams after an investor lost $320,000 NZD ($213,000 USD) to crypto fraudsters, the Canterbury police confirmed Wednesday, September 26. The unnamed investor, who made multiple investments in an online cryptocurrency scheme which turned out to be fraudulent, was attracted by its “extremely good returns,” a police report from the town of Canterbury explains. According to the report, which does not mention the kind of operation involved, those returns  in the “investments in cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin […] soon began to decline.”…

Google Security Expert Warns Against Bitcoin Bragging Online

Mark Risher, Google’s director of product management, Google Identity, account security, and spam & abuse, recently urged cryptocurrency investors not to brag about their virtual currency holdings online. Also Read: Netherlands’ Largest Bank ING Group Fined $900M for Money Laundering Google Security Expert Cautions Traders Against Boasting Online In a recent interview with CNBC, Google security lead, Mark Risher, cautioned crypto traders against boasting of their cryptocurrency portfolio on the internet. Mr. Risher warned that gloating of one’s virtual riches risks attracting malicious actors such as cyber attackers, citing an uptick…