Blockchain Bills Are Advancing in the New York State Senate – Here’s Why – CoinDesk

ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York State Senate will be considering two bills that would bolster the use and development of blockchain tech in the Empire State. The first bill, S4142, would recognize blockchain-based records and contracts as electronic signatures under state law, giving them legal clout. The second, S6037A, would add “distributed ledger technology” […]

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Vermont Turns to Home-Grown Blockchain Company to Track Hemp With Ethereum – CoinDesk

Vermont regulators will track hemp production on the ethereum mainnet in partnership with cannabis supply chain blockchain startup Trace.  The five-year deal, announced Monday by Vermont’s Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM), is a production-ready solution for every level of the hemp trade, said Trace CEO Josh Decatur. Beginning in March, farmers and processors […]

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Former OKEx Exec to Raise $40M for Crypto Derivative Exchange – CoinDesk

Retail investors will soon have access to crypto trading options that were traditionally only available to institutional clients. Andy Cheung, former chief operating officer at OKEx, plans to launch a crypto derivative exchange called ACDX by the end of Q2 2020. The Seychelles-based exchange aims to offer futures, options, callable bull/bear contracts, warrant contracts and […]

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