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ISO May Propose Certified Standards for Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers

ISO May Propose Certified Standards for Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
In April when the Bitcoin community began preparing for Australian Craig Wright's "Satoshi Nakamoto reveal," there was another announcement from Down.
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Goldman Sachs Files Patent Application For Securities Settlement Using Cryptocurrencies

Goldman Sachs Files Patent Application For Securities Settlement Using Cryptocurrencies | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
On November 19, the United States Patent Trademark Office (USPTO) published Goldman, Sachs Co.’s patent application 20150332395 ...
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Remittance Relief - Bitcoin Magazine

Remittance Relief - Bitcoin Magazine | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
How bitcoin is transorming the remittance market.
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Federal Reserve’s Bitcoin Policy Begins to Take Shape - Bitcoin Magazine

Federal Reserve’s Bitcoin Policy Begins to Take Shape - Bitcoin Magazine | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
On Friday, May 9th, 2014, the Federal Advisory Council and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve met for their quarterly meeting in Washington D.C. Thi...
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SVB Financial Group Places Cryptic Bitcoin Message in Annual Report - Bitcoin Magazine

SVB Financial Group Places Cryptic Bitcoin Message in Annual Report - Bitcoin Magazine | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
Late Thursday evening when Gil Luria of Wedbush Securities and I announced on Twitter that Fortress Investment Group (NYSE: FIG) is probably the first public company to purchase and hold Bitcoin, there was an additional filing that same evening I made note to review.  This filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission was the annual report (10K) for SVB Financial Group. SVB Financial Group offers “diversified financial services through Silicon Valley Bank, SVB Analytics, SVB Capital, SVB Global and SVB Private Bank, SVB Financial Group {which} provides clients with commercial, investment, international and private banking services. The company also offers funds management, broker-dealer transactions and asset management…Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., SVB Financial Group (Nasdaq: SIVB) operates through 27 offices …
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eBay looks to join bitcoin in solving the programmable money problem

eBay looks to join bitcoin in solving the programmable money problem | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
Bitcoin has been described as many things. It’s been compared to tulip bulbs, called internet gold and e-money, and labeled libertarian, as if a technology protocol can have a political ideology. A...
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U.S. Air Force Building Bitcoin Payment Gateway - Bitcoin Magazine

U.S. Air Force Building Bitcoin Payment Gateway - Bitcoin Magazine | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
The United States Air Force has quietly been working on a Bitcoin payment gateway. Through an SBIR or Small Business Innovation Research grant to the Department of Defense, Utica New York based Critical Technologies Inc.
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Western Union Says Bitcoin Not Ready For Primetime - Bitcoin Magazine

Western Union Says Bitcoin Not Ready For Primetime - Bitcoin Magazine | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
At the eighth annual Western Union Consumer Protection & Compliance Conference held September 18th, 2013, Jay Postma, CAMS, President, MSB Compliance Inc.
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Bitcoin's Watershed Moment: An Open Source Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

Bitcoin's Watershed Moment: An Open Source Cryptocurrency Ecosystem | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
At Inside Bitcoins the future of virtual currency Bitcoin Conference in NY, Adam B. Levine, EiC and Co-host of Let’s Talk Bitcoin! announced Watershed
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BitBills’s Patent- Will Patents Hinder Bitcoin’s Evolution? - Bitcoin Magazine

BitBills’s Patent- Will Patents Hinder Bitcoin’s Evolution? - Bitcoin Magazine | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it

What would an approved patent for a physical Bitcoin mean for the Bitcoin community? Douglas Feigelson, the founder of BitBills, filed a patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on December 23, 2011.

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U.S. State Department Recommends Development of Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers to International Partners

Last month the U.S. State Department launched the
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Dutch National Police Set Sights on Blockchain-Based Cloud Services | Bitcoin Magazine

Dutch National Police Set Sights on Blockchain-Based Cloud Services | Bitcoin Magazine | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
The Dutch National Police have taken an interest in Blockchain-based cloud services. A presentation given over the summer reveals a new...
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US Government Bans Professor for Mining Bitcoin with A Supercomputer - Bitcoin Magazine

US Government Bans Professor for Mining Bitcoin with A Supercomputer - Bitcoin Magazine | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
Government-wide Suspension Recommended for Researcher Who Used NSF-Funded Supercomputers to Mine Bitcoins
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U.S. Navy Preparing Bitcoin Battalion - Bitcoin Magazine

U.S. Navy Preparing Bitcoin Battalion - Bitcoin Magazine | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
Bitcoin Battalion Back in December we reported that the United States Air Force has quietly been working on a Bitcoin payment gateway otherwise known as a...
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California Bill to Legalize Bitcoin - Bitcoin Magazine

California Bill to Legalize Bitcoin - Bitcoin Magazine | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
A Bill (act to amend Section 107 of the Corporations Code, relating to business associations) introduced by California State Assembly member and Chairman on Banking and Finance Roger Dickenson on January 15th “AB-129 Lawful money: alternative currency” (PDF) as Amended January 23, 2014 specifies that “current law which bans the issuance or circulation of anything but lawful money of the United States does not prohibit the issuance and use of alternative currency.” Reading between the lines, right now within the state lines of California it appears that the world’s favorite cryptocurrency does not conform with state law (i.e. its illegal!).   The most recent action on the amendment indicates that it was sent to the Senate Banking and Finance on …
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eBay Files Patent Application for Programmable Money - Bitcoin Magazine

eBay Files Patent Application for Programmable Money - Bitcoin Magazine | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
Gift giving during the holidays just took on a whole new meaning. eBay, the parent company of PayPal, filed patent application 20130339188, “Gift Token” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on June 18, 2012.
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Obama Initiative Spawns Identity Based Bitcoin Greenlist - Bitcoin Magazine

Obama Initiative Spawns Identity Based Bitcoin Greenlist - Bitcoin Magazine | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
The IDESG or Identity Ecosystem Steering Group recently filed paperwork with the Commonwealth of Virginia to incorporate the IDESG as a nonprofit corporation.
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New Liberty Dollar Silver QR Coin Obtains Live Bitcoin Prices

New Liberty Dollar Silver QR Coin Obtains Live Bitcoin Prices | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
Joseph Vaughn Perling, from the New Liberty Dollar announced that he will be issuing a new private minting of “anonymous” QR enabled silver medallions.
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Bitcoin Foundation's Legal Defense Fund and Regulatory Outlook

Bitcoin Foundation's Legal Defense Fund and Regulatory Outlook | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
How the Bitcoin Foundation will move forward on regulatory and legal issues is of crucial importance to the Bitcoin community.
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