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We won’t have a prayer of solving society’s biggest problems if we continue to squander talent by sidelining gender and racial minorities.Read More
Get caught up on the latest technology and startup news from the past week. Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Jan. 12, 2020. Sign up to receive these updates every Sunday in your inbox by subscribing to our GeekWire Weekly email newsletter. Most popular stories on GeekWire Exclusive: Apple[…]
The Securities Commission Malaysia has published the country’s guidelines on digital assets which set out the regulatory framework for token sales. All token offerings must now be carried out only through platforms approved by the commission. The guidelines also detail the obligations of approved platforms as well as the requirements token issuers must meet. Also[…]
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, an intergovernmental body with 36 member countries, has formed “a high-level expert group” which includes executives from the crypto industry. They will provide advice in helping develop international blockchain policy principles. Also read: Regulatory Roundup: EU-Wide Crypto Regulations, New Rules in Europe, US, Asia ‘High-Level Expert Group’ Formed[…]
Canadian regulators have issued new guidance determining when current securities legislation applies to operations conducted by cryptocurrency exchanges. According to the clarifications in the document, many domestic and foreign entities serving Canadian users, for example those that provide custodial services, will have to abide by the country’s securities laws and act like securities dealers. Also[…]
A sign at the entrance of the downtown Seattle Barnes & Noble alerts shoppers to the store’s impending closure. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser) Another chapter in Seattle’s interesting history around books and how and where people shop for them is coming to a close on Saturday. Barnes & Noble is vacating its downtown location[…]
Created by veterans of Sybo and iDreamsky, Mark is showing its augmented reality street graffitti app at the LA Women’s March.Read More
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and over 50 delegations involved in crypto supervision recently gathered to discuss how to regulate crypto assets and related service providers. While examining three key areas, they stressed the importance of international cooperation, citing that cryptocurrencies are global products. Also read: Regulation Roundup: EU-Wide Crypto Regulations, New Rules in[…]
Can any stablecoin topple tether? In 2019, the answer to that question was an emphatic ‘No.’ Despite a string of stablecoins being released onto the market, tether (USDT) increased its grip on the cryptoconomy’s fiat supply, racking up $127B of on-chain volume on Ethereum alone. This year, the king of stablecoins faces a renewed assault[…]
Dean Takahashi attended a dinner hosted by HBO’s Westworld crew, where a fictional company called Incite proposed making our life decisions for us.Read More