United Kingdom

India: Police Arrest Four More Suspects in Alleged $14 Million Crypto Scam

Cointelegraph | Mar 23, 2019 at 1:07 PM
  • Law enforcement in Mumbai, India have arrested four more suspects allegedly involved in a cryptocurrency scam that amassed an estimated 1 billion rupees (over $14 million).
  • At the beginning of January, Indian police also arrested an associate of a separate group accused of conducting a crypto scam involving 5 billion rupees (about $71.6 million).
  • In another recently uncovered crypto scam, Morgan Rockcoons, also known as Morgan Rockwell, has pleaded guilty to two cryptocurrency-related charges in San Diego federal court.

United States

UPS Targets B2B Sales With New Blockchain E-Commerce Platform

Coindesk | Mar 23, 2019 at 12:21 PM
  • U.S.-based shipping giant UPS has announced a new blockchain integration aimed to bring business-to-business (B2B) sales into the digital age.
  • Announced yesterday, UPS has inked a deal with e-commerce company Inxeption to develop a platform to facilitate business-to-business sales, one supported by blockchain technology.
  • In order to help clients go digital, the platform will walk merchants through the step-by-step process of setting up an online site for the company, listing its products and achieve sales to other businesses using contract-specific pricing.

United Kingdom

China’s 11th Crypto Rankings: EOS First, TRON Second, Ethereum Third, Bitcoin Fifteenth

Cointelegraph | Mar 23, 2019 at 11:59 AM
  • China has released its latest government-sponsored rankings of major cryptocurrencies on March 22, placing Bitcoin (BTC) in 15th, while EOS keeps its top spot.
  • The eleventh CCID Global Public Chain Technology Evaluation Index puts Tron on the second spot, as did the tenth edition.
  • As Cointelegraph recently reported in a dedicated analysis, EOS is seemingly still a work in progress, as the blockchain has seen controversy over some aspects of its allegedly centralized governance system.

Saint Kitts and Nevis

New Crypto Exchange Bitzlato Offers P2P Trading

Bitcoin.com | Mar 23, 2019 at 10:05 AM
  • There’s a new digital asset exchange on the market that offers opportunities for peer-to-peer cryptocurrency trading and a variety of fiat payment options.
  • The crypto trading platform, which went live in February, is now processing trades in open beta mode.
  • The platform maintains a multi-currency online crypto wallet and offers merchants a gateway for accepting payments in both cryptocurrency and fiat money.

Norway

Bitcoin Dominance Drops Near 50% – Boom on the Way?

CryptoCoinsNews | Mar 23, 2019 at 6:06 AM
  • Others have noted that the rise and fall of Bitcoin very nearly charts with the first major bull run, in which Bitcoin soared to $1,000 and then dumped below $100.
  • Being the major Bitcoin exchange, its collapse scared investors.
  • Demand for Ether during the bull run can be largely attributed to people wanting to buy and hold these types of assets.

United States

Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling wants back into the energy business

CNBC | Mar 23, 2019 at 4:32 AM
  • Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling is looking at ways to return to the energy business.
  • Once the seventh largest U.S. corporation by revenue, Enron declared bankruptcy on December 2, 2001, the largest corporate collapse in U.S. history at the time.
  • Some 4,000 Enron employees lost their jobs following the bankruptcy, and many lost retirement savings that were heavily invested in the company’s stock.

Qatar

The Mueller probe: What is it and how did we get here?

Al Jazeera | Mar 23, 2019 at 3:29 AM
  • Washington, DC – US Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded his Trump-Russia investigation on Friday and handed over his conclusion to Attorney General William Barr.
  • In June and July of 2016, as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were securing their party nominations for president, thousands of hacked emails and stolen documents of the Democratic National Committee and top Clinton campaign officials were published by WikiLeaks.
  • In the summer of 2016, Stone was in touch with senior Trump campaign officials and communicated with WikiLeaks about the timing and nature of hacked email releases.

United Kingdom

Russian State Duma Defers Consideration of Bill on Digital Financial Assets

Cointelegraph | Mar 23, 2019 at 12:15 AM
  • The second reading of the draft federal law “On Digital Financial Assets” has reportedly been rescheduled for April, following a decision made at the morning voting on the agenda of the plenary session.
  • The bill “On Digital Financial Assets” aims to formulate national cryptocurrency legislation, and was adopted by Russia’s parliament in the second reading earlier in March.
  • The law reportedly establishes the concept of “digital rights” in Russian legislation with the addition of a new article, 141.1, of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, and determines how digital rights can be exercised and transferred, as well establishes rules for digital transactions, including contracts.