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European Commission Proposes Blockchain Pilot Project to Improve Regulation

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The European Commission has proposed a pilot project on the blockchain with the intention of bettering its regulation. The draft communication was addressed to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Central Bank, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. In the report, it said that a pilot project would be aimed at reinforcing the capacity and...

Does Canada's Weed Policy Show Way Forward On Blockchain Regulations?

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Canada is showing the world the way forward on marijuana legalization. In Ontario, superior and appellate courts have ruled that Canada’s cannabis laws are null and void. Challenges to change federal law towards decriminalization, on the other hand, have failed. There's a lesson to be learnt for blockchain regulators here. Nevertheless, Health Canada does regulate cannabis for medicinal purposes...

CFTC Commissioner: Blockchain Tech Could Have Averted Lehman Collapse

In a breakthrough special address to the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation 2016 Blockchain Symposium, CFTC Commissioner J. Christopher Giancarlo, signalling the changing attitude of regulators towards blockchain technology, called on regulators to follow private sector innovation, and not lead, to adopt a light touch approach and to primarily follow the philosophy of “do no harm”, a...

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