US Congressman to Call for Crypto Ban

As reported, Brad Sherman has called for a blanket ban on cryptocurrency buying
19 July 2018   610

American authorities should ban cryptocurrencies and mining. Such a statement on was made by Congressman Brad Sherman during the hearings of the Committee on Financial Services at the US House of Representatives, CoinDesk reports.

According to Sherman, in the future, cryptocurrencies may become a form of money, but at the moment they are used either by rogue states to bypass American sanctions or by individuals to evade taxes.

We should prohibit U.S. persons from buying or mining cryptocurrencies.
 

Brad Sherman

Congressman, US

At the same time, Norbert Mitchel, director of the Data Analysis Center of the Heritage Foundation, noted that the possible use of crypto-currency for criminal purposes should not stain other possibilities of digital currencies.

Yes it is true that criminals have used bitcoin, but it's also true that criminals have used airplanes, computers and automobiles. We shouldn't criminalize any of those instruments simply because criminals used them. Those components I believe are the main barriers to widespread adoption in the U.S.
 

Norbert Mitchel

Director of the Data Analysis Center, Heritage Foundation

As Eswar Prasad, senior professor at Cornell University, said, the existence of cryptocurrencies had the potential to impact the financial services system, particularly the payments system, in positive ways.

Waves Keeper to be Available at Chrome Web Store

Extension allows to confirm transactions online without providing confidential information to third-party resources
19 November 2018   43

The developers of the Waves blockchain platform have released the previously announced browser extension Waves Keeper to securely sign of transactions.

Team said that the extension allows to confirm transactions online without providing confidential information to third-party resources and the need to enter a private key. Also, several accounts can be used in Waves Keeper.

The major benefit is that private keys are stored securely within the extension, allowing the user to confirm transactions and engage with Waves-enabled web services and dApps without entering their private keys or passwords. This mitigates the threat from malicious websites, while making using Waves online frictionless.
 

Waves Team

The extension is already available in the Chrome Web Store. Over time, the developers have promised to release versions of Waves Keeper for Firefox and other popular browsers.