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Bitcoin Poses Danger to U.S. Elections, Researcher Tells Congress

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For a significant part of 2017 and even this year, social media platforms have taken a lot of heat over their alleged role in influencing the 2016 U.S. presidential election. And for a period of time on Tuesday during a congressional hearing, cryptocurrencies were put in the same spot -- at least with regards to the future. According to Scott Dueweke, a cybersecurity expert and the president of...

Fmr. Obama Aide Attacked for Taking Bitcoin Contributions for Political Campaign

Two California Democrats running for Congress are at odds over one's decision to accept bitcoin contributions. In his campaign ad, ex-SEC attorney Dave Min slammed former Barack Obama aide Brian Forde for accepting BTC political donations. "Brian Forde's big donors? Bitcoin speculators who oppose cracking down on drug deals and human trafficking," Min's ad trumpeted. The video suggested that...

MIT Media Lab Director: How The Bitcoin Blockchain Can Unlock The Internet's Full Potential

Brian Forde, MIT Media Lab's director of digital currency, explained how bitcoin and the blockchain could transform the way the world does business during a podcast interview presented by Inc. Uncensored. A team of Inc. editors, led by Editor James Ledbetter, introduced Forde and asked him to give an overview of bitcoin and the blockchain before posing questions. Forde explained how the...

MIT Digital Currency Initiative Leader To Government Officials: Let’s Get ‘Open Data 2.0 Moving’

The block chain offers the most significant records and identity authentication technology available in more than 5,000 years, and government should take the lead in adopting it. That’s the message that Brian Forde, director of the MIT Media Lab's Digital Currency Initiative, delivered in a recent presentation to a group of government information managers. The Huffington Post posted the...

Lawsky Defends New York BitLicense, Supports Both Consumer Protection and Bitcoin Innovation

Benjamin M. Lawsky, soon to be departing as top regulator at the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) to start a consulting business, defended his bitcoin licensing rules that have drawn criticism from bitcoin advocates, according to a report in Wall Street Journal. Lawsky said his goal for the controversial BitLicense is to establish a balance between protecting consumers and...

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