US Congress to Discuss ICOs in Hearing Next Week – CoinDesk

A subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee is set to hold a hearing next week on cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs). A notice posted on the committee’s website states that the Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment Subcommittee hearing – entitled “Examining the Cryptocurrencies and ICO Markets” – is scheduled for […]

Sierra Leone Uses Blockchain To Track Election Results, Swiss Company Provides Expertise

In an apparent first, the African nation of Sierra Leone has employed Blockchain technology in tallying its presidential elections, according to Agora CEO Leonardo Gammar March 7. Agora is the Swiss-based Blockchain voting technology company which participated in tallying Sierra Leone’s presidential election results yesterday. Jason Lukasiewicz, the COO of Agora, told Cointelegraph that this […]

NSFW? Australian Police Probe Government Staffers Over Crypto Mining – CoinDesk

Police are reportedly investigating whether two employees of Australia’s official weather reporting agency used official resources to mine cryptocurrencies. ABC News reported at least one of the Bureau of Meteorology’s IT employees is now on leave, although no charges have been filed as of yet amid the ongoing investigation. Officials from the Australian Federal Police […]

Nem (XEM), Sirin Labs (SRN), & Ethereum Classic (ETC) Rise

The cryptocurrency market is still mostly in the red today, in response to a few speed bumps. Yesterday, third-party apps at Binance glitched and started exchanging investor tokens for Viacoin (VIA) without their consent. Russia and the SEC made more strong public stances against cryptocurrency within the last few days further affecting the market. These […]