美国总统唐纳德·特朗普周一发布了 4.8 万亿美元的 2021 财年预算提案。预算文件显示，包括美国司法部和财政部内的联邦机构正在寻求数百万美元的额外资金，以支持其对加密货币的监督和执法工作。根据文件，美国国税局下的机构希望获得 4054 万美元，以支持其雇用 108 名特工进行与网络和虚拟货币有关的更多刑事调查。美国外国资产控制办公室正在招募四名全职员工，及额外的 81.2 万美元以招聘“虚拟货币调查员”。金融犯罪执法网络（FinCEN）正寻求获得 81.9 万美元和三名全职员工，以支持“构建 FinCEN 的虚拟货币和网络威胁缓解计划”。
Federal agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice and the Treasury Department are seeking millions of dollars in additional funding for FY 2021 to support their cryptocurrency oversight and enforcement efforts, a review of public budget documents shows.
The Trump administration unveiled its $4.8 trillion budget plan on Monday. As CoinDesk reported at the time, the budget summary notably focused on a plan to move the U.S. Secret Service from the Department of Homeland Security to the Treasury Department, its original home.
“Technological advancements in recent decades, such as cryptocurrencies and the increasing interconnectedness of the international financial marketplace, have resulted in more complex criminal organizations and revealed stronger links between financial and electronic crimes and the financing of terrorists and rogue state actors,” the summary documentstates.
以太坊域名服务 ENS 完成注册表迁移并发布更新手册
近日，以太坊域名服务系统 ENS 完成了注册表迁移并发布更新手册。本次注册表迁移了所有的 .eth 二级域名（比如 ceshi.eth），用户不需要立即进行额外操作。
Today, we are excited to announce our successful migration to a new node-set, with operators who are both foundational to the blockchain ecosystem and have the mission to see it grow. Operators in the network includeBinance, ENS, Etherscan, Matic Network, Ontology, Skale, Tendermint Core, and Zilliqa. We’re delighted to have them on board and contributing to the security of the network.
At Torus, we strongly believe that blockchains have the power to democratise many aspects of the society that we live in, levelling the playing field for all — be it accessing financial services, controlling your own data, or breaking out of societal circumstances. And it is Torus’ mission to see that realised by ensuring that every inpidual has access to the blockchain.
For the uninitiated, the Torus Network uses an MPC style key management system that does the hard work of generating a user’s key with respective shares and securely distributing them to independent node operators. It also maps these keys to “verifier” accounts (e.g. Google, Reddit), allowing users to authenticate with these accounts. After a predefined period, it will migrate these keys across nodes, allowing for a dynamic node-set.
数据显示：ETH 期货交易量创去年 6 月以来新高
Skew Markets 的数据显示，随着 ETH 价格升至七个月高点，过去三周内，ETH 期货的日交易量从 7.5 亿美元急剧上升至 45 亿美元以上，为 2019 年 6 月 27 日以来首次超过 45 亿美元。
Volumes have risen sharply over the past three weeks from $750 million to above $4.5 billion, according to data from Skew Markets. During that time, ether’s (ETH) price rallied by nearly 70 percent, from $160 to $280.
The surge in trading volumes and prices shows renewed interest in ether and alternative cryptocurrencies in general, as a large amount of altcoins are built on ethereum.
“It seems the market has been gradually warming up and willing to revisit altcoins this year after a long sequence focusing on bitcoin and upcoming halving,” Emmanuel Goh, co-founder and CEO of Skew Markets, told CoinDesk.
While bitcoin, the top cryptocurrency by market capitalization, gained over 90 percent in 2019, ether fell 1 percent.
The tide has now turned in favor of ether this year, according to Goh. The second-most valuable cryptocurrency has doubled in price since Jan. 1, while bitcoin (BTC) is lagging, with 41 percent gains.
卡巴斯基区块链安全团队负责人 Pavel Pokrovsky 表示，对于希望通过分布式分类帐技术简化结构的石油公司来说，区块链是一种有吸引力的选择。区块链和分布式账本技术对包括石油和天然气在内的工业技术的许多方面都将产生巨大影响。根据一些研究，石油和天然气行业超过 40％的高管正在考虑将区块链技术。区块链智能合约对石油和天然气特别有用。这使行业可以管理合同风险，并最大程度地降低成本并提高供应链的透明度。
Oil is central to the growth of the global economy and maintenance of political stability. But for an industry that plays such an important role in both shaping and maintaining the world around us, its business model is quickly becoming outdated. As the industry struggles to adapt to the demands of a rapidly changing and politically charged world, some of the largest oil companies are looking to modernize through blockchain.
Moreover, governments around the world are struggling to come to terms with the consequences of climate change, and the extraction of fossil fuels does nothing to help reduce emissions. As society grows more conscious of the effects of global warming, companies that generate nonrenewable energy such as oil have come under increased pressure to clean up their act.
While the modern industrial world may have an insatiable appetite for oil, its production and distribution is not without its risks. Oil companies are among the most profitable in the world and attract powerful political and ideological enemies. What’s more, they are often situated in areas that experience prolonged political instability. With an ever-growing number of cyberattacks riddling the economy, oil companies are looking to bolster their defences.
An otherwise dull testimony from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell got very interesting for bitcoin, as BTC/USD spiked 4% to $10,200.
Cryptocurrency markets soared after Congressman Bill Foster raised concerns about the need to keep pace with China’s digital currency ambitions to which Powell responded that the Fed has a “lot of projects” underway.
It is well documented that China has tremendous ambitions in the realm of digital currency. Congressman Foster’s concerns about Beijing’s ambitions centers on the risks posed to the U.S. dollar’s status as global reserve currency.
Bitcoin went vertical midday after the Jerome Powell indicated the Fed was making a serious effort to keep up with China’s digital currency development. Source- Yahoo Finance
Bitcoin investors took this as a positive development, as BTC/USD soared on Powell’s acknowledgment that the Fed would “keep the fire lit” regarding blockchain development.
Despite the impressive response from cryptocurrency markets, the Fed chair was still guarded about the implementation of a digital dollar due to privacy concerns:
The idea of having a ledger where you record everyone’s payments isn’t particularly attractive in the U.S.; it’s not a problem in China.
国际电子前哨基金会正为 Kraken 前雇员进行辩护
国际知名法律援助公益组织电子前哨基金会（EFF）正在为一名前 Kraken 雇员进行辩护。这名雇员因在美国职场社区 Glassdoor 上对 Kraken 进行匿名评价而卷入一场官司。该组织并要求加州马林县高等法院撤销 Kraken 提出的一项动议，即获取在 Glassdoor 上发布该交易所差评的人的身份。
The EFF – a non-profit digital rights group – has taken up the cause of a John Doe defendant and is asking California's Marin County Superior Court to quash a motion by Kraken to identify the inpidual who allegedly gave the exchange a poor review on the employer rating site.
According to the EFF's court filing, the client left a review, praising aspects of life at the firm, but also saying they felt "a deep sense of trepidation much of the time." Kraken had originally replied and thanked the reviewer, the EFF says, but later changed tack and "began targeting Doe and other former employees."
The anonymous EFF client's review as quoted in the motion to quash (page 9)
According to the filing, the anonymous reviewer also checked boxes saying they would not recommend Payward, had a "neutral outlook" on the company and "disapprove[d] of [the] CEO."
The client had taken care not to disclose confidential information or defame the firm in the review, the EFF said.
In May 2019, Kraken filed a lawsuit against 10 anonymous reviewers, including the EFF client, alleging breach of severance contracts over the reviews and seeking to obtain identifying information. Kraken further emailed ex-employees "demanding that they delete any reviews that were in violation of the severance agreement," said the EFF.
According to EFF staff attorney Aaron Mackey, the lawsuit is intended to "harass and silence" both current and former employees at Kraken who wish to talk publicly about their experiences at the firm.
“Kraken’s efforts to unmask and sue its former employees discourages everyone from talking about their work and demonstrates why California courts must robustly protect anonymous speakers’ First Amendment rights," Mackey said.
据 Bitcoinist 消息，国际证监会组织（IOSCO）本周警告监管机构，需研究加密货币交易所如何评估其投资者。该机构认为，这将减少洗钱活动。
The international watchdog IOSCO has cautioned regulators this week to look into how cryptocurrency exchanges assess their investors. This, the entity maintains, will cut down on money laundering activity.
Beyond obvious stricter KYC policies, the watchdog has even suggested that regulators should consider restricting crypto-asset trading platforms (CTPs) to working with regulated intermediaries trading on behalf of their clients. It also wants regulators to assess whether CTP clients are being given “sufficient risk disclosures.”
Not only would this serve to protect investors, IOSCO argues, but it could cut down on illegal activity. When you consider the plethora of dubious exchanges like the now-defunct Cryptopia and their woefully insufficient AML policies, the suggestions from IOSCO may seem to come from a good place.
However, adding yet another intermediary into the cryptocurrency space in the form of a regulated broker is not going to win any popularity contests. It should be noted, however, that IOSCO has not issued any binding policy, stating:
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