Kleiman Lawyers Seize on New Evidence of Craig Wright’s ‘Fabrication’

The Kleiman estate’s legal team has entered into evidence this week’s revelation that 145 addresses claimed by Craig Wright are not controlled by him. They filed a notice of supplementary evidence supporting their motion for sanctions against Wright earlier this morning, adding to their laundry list of complaints against the Satoshi-claimant. They said the new evidence further proves the “CSW Filed List” is not a list of Wright’s  Bitcoin public addresses but is instead a “purposeful fabrication” by him.  The Kleiman estate is suing Wright over the Bitcoin he allegedly…

LG Shows Interest in Distributed Ledger Technology, Joins Hedera Hashgraph Governing Council

LG Electronics has joined the governing council of Hedera Hashgraph, the enterprise-grade public distributed ledger platform. LG serves as the council’s fourteenth member, sitting alongside Boeing, Deutsche Telekom, Google, IBM, Tata Communications, and other leading organizations. Hedera Hashgraph CEO Mance Harmon told Cointelegraph that LG is the first home appliance manufacturer to join the Hedera Governing Council. Harmon noted that LG will specifically work with the other council members to identify ways that distributed ledger technology, or DLT, can benefit consumers and supply chain partners, saying: “LG has fantastic use…

Lithuania’s Central Bank Completes Blockchain Regulatory Research

As of May 27, the Bank of Lithuania, or BoL, has finished the research phase of its blockchain-related project, LBChain. In the next phase, the institution will create a sandbox that mixes technological and regulatory infrastructure for the technology. The platforms used for the research phase include Hyperledger Fabric and Corda, which were developed by IBM Polska SP. Z.o.o and TietoEVRY. Adapting blockchain technology into different business sectors LBChain allowed market participants to test their business solutions in a controlled environment by assessing the critical needs of fintech and startups.…

Ethereum Network Use Hits a New All-Time High — Will ETH Price Follow?

According to a recent report by Delphi Digital, the total gas used on the Ethereum blockchain has reached an all time high and it seems like this the figure is set to increase. Gas is the measure used to price fees on the Ethereum blockchain, and the overall use of gas on the network has been rising since the beginning of 2020.  Gas Used vs. Max Gas Possible. Source: Delphi Digital The total gas used is unlike the transaction fee metrics in the Bitcoin blockchain. On the Ethereum network, transaction…

GRX Group’s GRID Platform Hosts its First Tokenized Security

Adtech firm tribeOS launched shares in its company as tokenized securities via GSX Group’s GRID platform. According to an announcement shared with Cointelegraph on May 27, the shares were already created using GSX Group’s STACS proprietary blockchain network. Per the announcement, STACS is designed to bring more efficiency to the legacy capital markets. GSX Group’s CEO, Nick Cowan, highlighted that tribeOS is the first company to utilize the firm’s GRID security tokenization platform and welcomed other companies that wish to “accelerate the adoption of blockchain within the capital markets.” He…

Antigua’s Crypto Regulation Bill Passes Lower Parliament

Antigua and Barbuda’s House of Representatives passed a cryptocurrency regulation bill on May 27. With this bill, they have taken steps towards becoming digital asset-friendly destinations in the Caribbean. The regulatory framework, called “The Digital Assets Business Bill 2020”, aims to regulate crypto companies that establish their operations on the island and provide protection for both exchanges and their customers. Among the critical inputs of the bill is the rule that all digital asset businesses in Antigua and Barbuda must obtain a license for “issuing, selling, or redeeming virtual coins,”…

Ethereum is Ready For Heavy Volatility, And Analysts Predict a Big Rally

It’s been a quiet past few days for Ethereum and the rest of the crypto market. After last week’s correction, prices have settled. ETH is trading about 10% lower than its May highs, which is about the same performance assets like Bitcoin. Analysts have begun to bet that second-largest cryptocurrency is primed to see some upside as the technical and fundamental case for the asset has improved. Related Reading: Crypto Tidbits: Satoshi Isn’t Dumping His BTC, China ‘Bans’ Cryptocurrency Mining Ethereum Market Volatility Is Coming The past few days have…

South Korea is Exploring New Crypto Tax Laws

South Korea’s Ministry of Economy and Finance is preparing an amendment to apply to the nation’s Income Tax Law. This could include rules for profitable sales of cryptocurrencies as well as profits from national crypto mining projects. According to local newspaper E Daily on May 27, the ministry also mentioned including the profits generated by initial coin offerings, or ICOs. This is tantamount to a change in the country’s rhetoric towards ICOs, which are still banned across the country. The report specifies that crypto-to-crypto transactions, such as Bitcoin (BTC), will…

Russian Authorities Disagree Over Lifting Telegram Ban

A major state authority in Russia has objected to the State Duma’s proposal to cancel the ban on Telegram’s encrypted messenger in the country. Russia’s Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media, also known as MinComSvyaz, doesn’t support a recent initiative to lift the two-year-long Telegram ban, local news agency Interfax reports May 26. Russia doesn’t need more services to spread information about COVID-19 On April 22, two deputies at the State Duma proposed a draft bill on terminating the ban of Telegram in Russia due to the coronavirus…

Venture Firm Proposes ‘DeRisking as a Service’ for Safe DeFi Launches

Ken Deeter, a partner at crypto venture firm, Electric Capital, proposed a pragmatic approach to ensure decentralized finance, or DeFi, projects are not exploited due to bugs in the system. In an article published on May 27 through the Electric Capital blog, Deeter calls for DeFi projects to introduce “better risk management.” This largely comes as a response to the many hacks and protocol failures that occurred in recent months, like the temporary theft of $25 million from the dForce protocol. Deeter believes that DeFi should adopt some of the…