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The Digital Asset Review
APRIL 11, 2019
The Security Token Summit and Crypto Invest Summit were absolutely incredible! It was great to interact and exchange ideas with some of the leading minds in the blockchain and digital securities space.

Big thanks to Alon Goren for putting on both of these outstanding events. If you missed it, be sure to attend the next one later this year. Enjoy some highlights!
Andreessen Horowitz Is Blowing Up The Venture Capital Model (Again)

"[Horowitz's] new take: 'The 21st century is the century of disagreeableness,' he says, sitting down with Forbes for his first extended interview in two years. In an era of hyper-connectivity, social media and information overload, he says, those 'disagreeables' will challenge the status quo and create billion-dollar companies. Ego is out, anger—or dissidence, at least—is in."

Bitcoin dealer gets two-year prison sentence for unlicensed cryptocurrency exchange

"Jacob Burrell Campos, a US citizen and Mexico resident, has been held in custody without bail since August 2018. He pleaded guilty in October 2018, admitting that he employed no anti-money laundering measures and didn’t check up on details about his customers and where their money came from."

Congress Is Pushing a Blockchain Bill. Does It Defeat the Point of Decentralized Tech?

“What happens when a central authority like the U.S. government tries to shape a decentralized technology? We’ll soon find out as a proposed law, called the “Blockchain Promotion Act,” picks up momentum in Congress. The bill, introduced for the second time in February, has bipartisan sponsors in both the Senate and House of Representatives."

Blockstack files for Reg A+ token sale

"Blockstack, a firm that’s working on offering a decentralized, tokenized computing network (to facilitate decentralized applications) has applied with the SEC to provide a $50 million token sale later this year.

If approved, the company would be the first in the blockchain industry to use the SEC’s Regulation A+ framework."

Cryptocurrencies are ‘clearly shaking the system,’ IMF’s Lagarde says

"Speaking to CNBC on Wednesday, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde pointed to the changing business models of commercial banks as evidence that innovations like cryptocurrencies are having a clear impact on financial sector incumbents.'I think the role of the disruptors and anything that is using distributed ledger technology, whether you call it crypto, assets, currencies, or whatever ... that is clearly shaking the system,' she said."

US Energy Department Eyes Blockchain to Prevent Power Plant Cyberattacks

“The U.S. Department of Energy is exploring blockchain technology as a line of defense against cyberattacks on power plants. The department’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) unit announced Wednesday that phase two of an electric grid security project has been launched in partnership with decentralized cybersecurity startup Taekion, formerly Grid7."

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