Crypto VC Firm Assesses the ‘State of Blockchain Governance’

Everyone in crypto has been talking about decentralized finance (DeFi) since bankless lending started to boom in June. But, looked at another way, it’s really a governance boom. Into this environment has stepped Greenfield One, an early-stage venture capital firm that just published a comprehensive new resource on the topic of blockchain governance. Take, for example, COMP. DeFi has been hot ever since Compound started distributing its COMP governance token on June 15. COMP didn’t introduce new features to the product, it just gave users a means to voice how…

Ireland Will Transpose Latest EU Anti-Money Laundering Rules Into National Law

Cryptocurrency firms in Ireland will soon be regulated in line with the latest European legal framework for the prevention of money laundering and terrorism financing. On Aug. 10, the Cabinet of Ireland approved a bill to transpose the criminal justice elements of the European Union’s Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD5) into national law, thereby strengthening existing legislation.  Approval from the Cabinet gives Ireland’s Minister for Justice and Equality, Helen McEntee, the go-ahead to publish the new bill, entitled The Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020.  Among…

Ethereum Price Regains Bullish Momentum, But $400 Still A Key Hurdle

Ethereum recovered nicely above the $380 and $390 levels against the US Dollar. ETH price must surpass the $400 barrier for another leg higher in the near term. Ethereum is up over 5% and it broke the key $380 and $390 resistance levels. The price traded close to the $398 level and it settled above the 100 hourly simple moving average. There was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance near $390 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair could correct a…