About Mark Emem

Trump: Mexico will Pay for Wall as USMCA is ‘Billions of Dollars’ Better Than NAFTA

U.S. President Donald Trump has reiterated that Mexico will pay for the wall that he pledged to build along the country’s southern border during the 2015/2016 campaign rallies. In an early-morning tweet, Trump declared that the benefits accruing from the...

SEC Lists Cryptocurrency as a Top ‘Examination’ Priority for 2019

Cryptocurrencies will be one of the examination priorities of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in 2019. According to the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE), this will be done with a view of protecting retail investors...

Japanese Crypto Exchange Coincheck Granted a License, a Year after $530 Million Hack

Nearly one year after a $0.5 billion hacking incident, Coincheck has been handed a cryptocurrency exchange license. In a statement, the exchange’s operator indicated that beginning January 11, 2019, it is now registered as a cryptocurrency exchange agency with the...

70% of Central Banks are Working on Digital Currencies, No Hurry to Issue Them: BIS

A survey commissioned by the bank of central banks, the Bank of International Settlements, has disclosed that even though Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) are being researched by a big number of reserve banks, the work is mostly conceptual. Consequently,...

Canada’s Elections Body Grapples with Bitcoin Donations

Canada’s elections agency, Elections Canada, has invited views on how to handle the use of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin in political fundraising. Elections Canada Asks Political Parties for Input on Bitcoin According to iPolitics, Elections Canada has requested political parties...

AT&T Crypto SIM Hijacking Victims Fight Back to Heap Pressure on Telecom Giants

After losing cryptocurrencies worth millions of dollars to SIM hijackers, a tech entrepreneur and other victims have launched an initiative aimed at raising awareness and pushing telcos into protecting subscribers, Motherboard reports. According to Robert Ross, who lost approximately US$1...

Alt-Right Twitter Gab Spoke Too Soon: Square Account Now Deactivated

The declaration by free speech social network Gab that the firm was still allowed on Square’s bitcoin-friendly Cash App after being banned on other platforms may have been premature. This emerged after the social media platform that is occasionally referred...