Court Ruling Grants the IRS Personal Data of 14,000 Coinbase Users (news.bitcoin.com)

America’s Internal Revenue Service has gone fishing. Its target? Every single Coinbase user who ever placed a $ 20,000 trade. The huge dragnet exercise, spanning 2013-2015 and incorporating over 14,000 users, was awarded by a court yesterday, November 29. This is despite the best efforts of America’s largest bitcoin broker, which has fought back against what it sees as a shameless data grab and privacy violation. In a bid to save face, Coinbase has claimed a “partial victory” in its

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DHS Awards Millions in Grants to Blockchain, Cybersecurity Projects

The U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded Austin, Texas-based $ 199,000 to Factom Inc. to advance digital identity security for Internet of Things (IoT) devices.   The award was one of several DHS S&T awards to support the development of security solutions that involve blockchain technology. DHS S&T also […]

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