Thursday, January 17, 2019

#Crypto Winter Could Be Beneficial For Sellers of Picks and Shovels

This #Bloomberg article takes an interesting look at the #cryptowinter and how it may not affect or could even be good for those selling the "picks" and "shovels" (hardware sellers and hosters like www.coinminer.com and www.hash.one).  #cryptocurrency #blockchain

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Cardano is Moving To Wyoming

Although we have support in Ohio, this ARTICLE illustrates why we need more.  Much more!  #blockchain #cryptocurrency #blockland

Monday, January 7, 2019

Security Tokens Are Where It's At (Or Where It Will Be) #securitytokens

#Overstock.com's tZERO security token trading platform just won a patent.  The Crypto Integration Platform will combine market information from multiple sources to determine the best prices for assets, then it will secure said assets listed in a sell order and the funds in a buy order, signing them with #cryptography before matching them.  The platform will use #blockchain to track all items and funds. 

Monday, November 12, 2018

A Blockchain Degree? Not So Fast ...

Universities shouldn’t rush to offer blockchain-related courses without looking into the potential issues - no one wants to be saddled with student debt, much less so if the degree is not very useful - take a look at this ARTICLE

Friday, November 9, 2018

Crypto Exchanges Beware - The SEC Is Coming!

With the recent charges against Zach Coburn, it seems as though exchanges have become a priority for the agency - more here: ARTICLE

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

BLOCKLAND SOLUTIONS!

Blockland Solutions is coming to Cleveland this December. Join developers, business leaders, government representatives and blockchain experts to learn how this disruptive technology will shape the technical landscape. Register today. Interested in saving $200 on registration? Registrants can use promo code {CROFT} in the very first field during registration to take $200 off the full main conference rate. hashtagtechnology hashtagblockchain hashtagbusiness hashtagmanufacturing hashtagconference hashtaggovernment hashtagsavings hashtagpromo hashtagdisruptivetechnologies

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

#Drug Companies Are Looking To Incorporate #Blockchain Into Their Operations - Can This Help With The #Opioid Epidemic?

This story talks about how pharmaceutical companies are exploring how to use #blockchain to better comply with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act of 2013, which requires them (and their supply-chain partners) to  track where their finished products are shipped.  Will this help with recalls or avoiding counterfeit medications?  Or better yet, the #opioidepidemic ?

BItmain IPO!!!

WOW - Take a look: https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-mining-giant-bitmain-files-ipo-prospectus-in-hong-kong/

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Elon Musk Changes His Mind About Going Private - What About an #ICO?

Elon Musk has recently written, upon changing course with respect to taking Tesla private, "“There is also no proven path for most retail investors to own shares if we were private”.  This article discusses the use of an #ICO as a vehicle (yes, pun intended) for the car manufacturer.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Municipal Cryptobonds

In the current economic and political climate, local municipalities have to think outside the box to raise funds for projects.  This article spotlights an excellent example of a city doing just that - with #blockchain and #cryptocurrency.  Something I am confident #BlockLand will do for #Ohio.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

AT&T Sued for Gross Negligence in Connection with Theft of #Crypto

Michael Terpin is one of the founders of a bitcoin investor angel group.  Recently, he filed a $224 million lawsuit against AT&T for a "digital identity theft" of his cellphone account (AT&T disputes the allegations) that led to the theft of his digital currency. 


So what happened?  Well, this all boils down to a SIM swap.  SIM = Subscriber Identification Module.  If you have a mobile phone, you most assuredly have a SIM card.  It authenticates who you are.  When a SIM is "swapped," essentially the provider (AT&T in Terpin's case) is tricked into transferring or swapping your phone number to someone else's SIM card (usually, the swapper).  Once that happens, it becomes very easy for the swapper to reset passwords and access accounts.  


Terpin is alleging that fraud and gross negligence on the part of AT&T was directly responsible for the SIM swap and the theft of his #crypto.  


Why is this important?


Well, first, I'm sure you're as freaked out as I am about having your SIM swapped.  So, there's that.  


Second, we will likely see more cases like this around the country that involve #blockchain technology and #cryptocurrency.  Likely, this technology will be inter-woven throughout business and the issues that arise.  Which raises questions about our current laws and procedural rules.  How should our laws be shaped to address this technology?  Should we change/supplement/modify our rules of civil procedure?  What about rules of evidence?  What experts will be used in cases like this?   I'm sure these and many more questions will be addressed by my colleagues at #ClevelandBlockLand.  


Finally, a significant amount of cryptocurrency has been stolen recently because of these SIM swaps. This incompetence with our security scares me and I, for one, am happy someone is doing something about it. Maybe this will force telecom companies to take privacy and security more seriously. 

#Crypto Winter Could Be Beneficial For Sellers of Picks and Shovels

This #Bloomberg  article  takes an interesting look at the #cryptowinter and how it may not affect or could even be good for those selling t...

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