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Swiss Central Bank Announces its Central Bank Digital Currency Trial a Success

Swiss Central Bank Announces its Central Bank Digital Currency Trial a Success

The digital franc trial entailed settling large scale transactions between financial institutions through an experiment dubbed Project Helvetia.

Jury Trial will Decide if Ethereum Dev Nigel Griffith Helped North Korea Evade Sanctions

Jury Trial will Decide if Ethereum Dev Nigel Griffith Helped North Korea Evade Sanctions

Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith has been accused by the US Department of Justice of aiding North Korea (DPRK) in evading sanctions and will now face trial by jury.

Serbian Citizen Extradited to US to Face Crypto-Related Fraud Charges

Serbian Citizen Extradited to US to Face Crypto-Related Fraud Charges

An accused scammer has arrived in the US from Serbia to face charges that he and other six conspirators involved in a crypto fraud scheme that defrauded investors out of over $70 million.

SyncTwin Leverages OpenUSD and Generative AI to Democratize Industrial Digital Twins

SyncTwin Leverages OpenUSD and Generative AI to Democratize Industrial Digital Twins

SyncTwin's app uses OpenUSD and generative AI to enhance industrial efficiency and sustainability, transforming factory workflows.

China Establishes First-Ever Blockchain Zone in Central Province of Hunan

China Establishes First-Ever Blockchain Zone in Central Province of Hunan

The first provincial blockchain zone has been established in China, in the central Chinese province of Hunan. The “Wanbao” blockchain zone is located in the city of Loudi, marking the first blockchain zone in China, according to a local Chinese report.

Precedent Trial of SBF Engrosses Coinbase Executives as FTX Faces Judicial Scrutiny

Precedent Trial of SBF Engrosses Coinbase Executives as FTX Faces Judicial Scrutiny

The criminal trial against Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) of FTX, slated to commence on October 4, 2023, under Judge Kaplan, has garnered attention from Coinbase executives, Brian Armstrong and Paul Grewal. Through Twitter, Grewal shared his extensive federal court experience and expectations for the jury selection process, sparking a broader discussion on legal procedures in high-profile crypto cases. The trial, amidst FTX's ongoing legal challenges, highlights the crypto industry's intricate regulatory landscape.

FTX Founder's Lawyers Consider Delaying Criminal Trial

FTX Founder's Lawyers Consider Delaying Criminal Trial

Lawyers representing FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried have hinted that they may need to delay his criminal trial due to a lack of evidence from the Department of Justice (DOJ). The trial, which is scheduled to begin on October 2, will focus on fraud charges against Bankman-Fried. His lawyers have stated that they are still waiting for a "substantial portion" of evidence to be handed over to them, including evidence from devices belonging to former FTX employees who have pleaded guilty to fraud charges.

Crypto.com's $10.5 Million Mistake Leads to Legal Fallout for Australian Couple

Crypto.com's $10.5 Million Mistake Leads to Legal Fallout for Australian Couple

A Melbourne couple faces legal repercussions after Crypto.com mistakenly transferred $10.5 million AUD to their bank account. Thevamanogari Manivel and her partner, Jatinder Singh, allegedly spent the funds on property and other assets. Manivel has been sentenced to an 18-month community corrections order, while Singh is set to face a plea trial on October 23, 2023.

China's Guangdong Province Aims to Lead in Quality and Innovation by Embracing Blockchain and AI Technologies

China's Guangdong Province Aims to Lead in Quality and Innovation by Embracing Blockchain and AI Technologies

In a recent move, the Guangdong Provincial Party Committee and Provincial Government have issued the "Outline for Building Guangdong Province as a Strong Quality-driven Province," outlining their vision to enhance the leading role of industrial clusters in terms of quality.

Extraterrestrial Evidence: A 15-Year Scientific Wager

Extraterrestrial Evidence: A 15-Year Scientific Wager

Astrobiologist Schulze-Makuch and planetary scientist Ian Crawford predict technological extraterrestrial life within 15 years, highlighting rapid space exploration advancements and cosmic significance.

Australian Bankers Association cost of living probe shows bank pressure

Australian Bankers Association cost of living probe shows bank pressure

The Australian Bankers Association (ABA) has launched a cost of living review to determine how the COVID-19 epidemic, global supply chain restrictions, geopolitical tensions, and other factors have raised Australia's already high cost of living. The research will examine Australia's economic policies and ways to cut living costs.

Attorneys for Ex-FTX CEO Samuel Bankman-Fried Challenge Proposed Jury Questions Ahead of Fraud Trial

Attorneys for Ex-FTX CEO Samuel Bankman-Fried Challenge Proposed Jury Questions Ahead of Fraud Trial

The defense attorneys for former FTX CEO Samuel Bankman-Fried have submitted a letter challenging the proposed jury questions for the upcoming fraud trial. They assert that the government's proposed questions could harbor bias against Bankman-Fried, potentially leading to an unfair trial. The defense suggests an alternative voir dire to ensure a fair jury selection process, while the prosecution opposes these suggestions. The trial is slated to begin on October 4, 2023, following jury selection on October 3.

How Blockchain Can Help with Vaccine Development Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

How Blockchain Can Help with Vaccine Development Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The need of the hour to combat the pandemic is a potent vaccine which needs to be available in a short span of time, yet developed by following rigorous regulatory procedures and in a trustworthy manner. How can technologies like Blockchain help in such an accelerated vaccine development process?

Google Metadata Implicates SBF in Fraudulent Activities During Trial

Google Metadata Implicates SBF in Fraudulent Activities During Trial

The trial on Nov 1, 2023, revealed Google metadata evidence against SBF, revealing his creation of a spreadsheet listing fraudulent financial activities. This evidence, along with testimonies and online meetings, contradicted SBF's claims of ignorance.

FTX Founder Bail Agreement

FTX Founder Bail Agreement

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried’s lawyers have reached a new bail agreement with US prosecutors that restricts his use of electronic devices and apps while allowing him to remain at home. The proposed agreement would limit SBF’s access to the internet on a smartphone and any apps except for voice calls and text messaging. Additionally, he would be required to use a basic laptop with limited functions and monitoring software to track user activity. The new bail conditions are yet to be approved by the US District Judge overseeing Bankman-Fried’s case.

LUNA Do Kwon's Trial Postponement Request Amid Extradition Delays

LUNA Do Kwon's Trial Postponement Request Amid Extradition Delays

Terraform Labs co-founder Do Kwon requests postponement of his U.S. trial, scheduled for January 29th, to mid-March due to extradition challenges in Montenegro. The SEC filed fraud charges against Kwon in February 2023, related to the collapse of TerraUSD and LUNA tokens.

DOJ Plans to Call Former FTX Consumers, Investors, and Employees as Witnesses in Upcoming Samuel Bankman-Fried Trial

DOJ Plans to Call Former FTX Consumers, Investors, and Employees as Witnesses in Upcoming Samuel Bankman-Fried Trial

The DOJ is set to call former customers, investors, and employees of FTX as witnesses in the upcoming trial against Samuel Bankman-Fried, with a letter motion on September 30 revealing the scope of testimonies. A witness from Ukraine presents a challenge due to travel constraints amidst local unrest, with video conferencing proposed as a solution. The trial, attracting attention due to its proximity, is poised to kick off following jury selection on October 3.

"The Wars to Come," Blockchain - A Game Changer for Auditors

"The Wars to Come," Blockchain - A Game Changer for Auditors

Blockchain technology has the potential to upend Audit, Assurance and Control functions —Auditors need to stay attuned to emerging use cases. As Role and skillsets of Auditors will change as new Blockchain-based techniques and procedures emerge.

HashCash Consultants to Streamline Drug Research and Clinical Trials with Blockchain

HashCash Consultants to Streamline Drug Research and Clinical Trials with Blockchain

HashCash Consultants, a US-based blockchain development company, has set its eyes on revamping the complex process of clinical trials and drug research by availing blockchain solutions. It intends to realize this by forming a pharma consortium with pharmaceutical firms and other medical players.

U.S. Prosecutors Aim to Sideline Asset Recovery Talks in Bankman-Fried Trial

U.S. Prosecutors Aim to Sideline Asset Recovery Talks in Bankman-Fried Trial

U.S. prosecutors in Samuel Bankman-Fried’s trial have urged the court to disallow any arguments concerning the recovery of misappropriated FTX customer assets invested in AI startup Anthropic. This development arises as Bankman-Fried's investment could now be of higher value, potentially affecting the recovery prospects for FTX customers amidst the ongoing bankruptcy process.

Judge Considers Dismissing Shaquille ONeal and Naomi Osaka from FTX Lawsuit

Judge Considers Dismissing Shaquille ONeal and Naomi Osaka from FTX Lawsuit

A federal judge in Florida is considering dismissing Shaquille O’Neal and Naomi Osaka from the FTX lawsuit due to uncertainty about whether they were served. The judge reprimanded other celebrity defendants for not following proper procedure in requesting a conference extension. A consolidation request by some plaintiffs against FTX was denied, and lawyers for former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried noted the possibility of pushing back the criminal trial scheduled for October 2023.

Ethereum Developer’s Trial for Attendance at North Korea Blockchain Conference Set for September 2021

Ethereum Developer’s Trial for Attendance at North Korea Blockchain Conference Set for September 2021

Ethereum researcher Virgil Griffith has been accused by the US government of assisting North Korea in questionable affairs involving cryptocurrencies.

BitMEX Founder Ben Delo Surrenders and Will Face Trial on Charges of Failing to Implement AML Programs

BitMEX Founder Ben Delo Surrenders and Will Face Trial on Charges of Failing to Implement AML Programs

Ben Delo has surrendered himself to US authorities to clear his name in court and defend against the charges.

McDonald's, Subway and Starbucks Among the First to Trial China's Digital Yuan

McDonald's, Subway and Starbucks Among the First to Trial China's Digital Yuan

Mcdonalds has been named along with coffee giant Starbucks as one of the 19 restaurants that will be first to try out China’s Digital Yuan in the new district of Xiong’An.

Ripple and The SEC’s Joint Letter Reveals that a Pretrial Settlement Is Unlikely to Happen

Ripple and The SEC’s Joint Letter Reveals that a Pretrial Settlement Is Unlikely to Happen

Per the official court order, Ripple and the SEC has submitted a letter presenting their arguments ahead of the pre-trial court date.

Australia Uses Blockchain to Enhance Cross Border Trade With Singapore

Australia Uses Blockchain to Enhance Cross Border Trade With Singapore

The Australian Border Force (ABF) is launching a blockchain trial that is targeted at enhancing cross border trades with Singapore

Japan Rural Dwellers to Experience the Use of Blockchain in Property Acquisitions

Japan Rural Dwellers to Experience the Use of Blockchain in Property Acquisitions

A new platform has shown through trial methods that Japanese real estate fund was more efficient, transparent, and compliant with the use of digital securities and blockchain technology.

Ripple’s First Court Date for SEC Lawsuit of XRP Tokens Set for February 2021

Ripple’s First Court Date for SEC Lawsuit of XRP Tokens Set for February 2021

The official pre-trial court date for the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s lawsuit against Ripple for the sale of XRP tokens has been set.

The National Bank of Cambodia Looking to Launch New Centralized CBDC This Quarter

The National Bank of Cambodia Looking to Launch New Centralized CBDC This Quarter

The National Bank of Cambodia digital currency, which is a central bank digital currency, called Bakong, was launched on a trial basis in Cambodia in July 2019.

Blockchain as a Solution for Data Management in Clinical Trials

Blockchain as a Solution for Data Management in Clinical Trials

Applying blockchain technology to clinical trials can help resolve one of the industry's biggest weaknesses: Poor data management. Learn how blockchain's immutability trait can become a trial investigator's best asset.

Bank of Lithuania Launches First Blockchain-Based Digital Collector's Coin As Test for CBDC

Bank of Lithuania Launches First Blockchain-Based Digital Collector's Coin As Test for CBDC

The Bank of Lithuania has launched the first central bank-produced digital collectors coin dubbed “LBCOINS” as part of its trial of blockchain technology and testing in its development of central bank digital currencies.

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