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US District Court for Florida is trying to determine the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto



One of the early Bitcoin developers (BTC), Jeff Garzik, on March 15 reported that he received a subpoena from the South Florida District Court related to the ongoing litigation between the Kleiman family and the self-styled Satoshi Nakamoto Craig Wright, writes.

Ira Kleiman, brother of the deceased partner of Wright David Kleiman, who, according to some versions, could also be hiding under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, claims that the defendant appropriated 300,000 Bitcoins belonging to his family from a trust that has 1 million bitcoins in his accounts frozen until 2020.

According to Garzik, lawyers Kleymanov insisted on bringing him to testify. Among other things, the developer was asked to provide any evidence that David Kleiman and Satoshi Nakamoto are one and the same person.

“You agenda. I flew in connection with a claim for bitcoin. In the interest of ensuring total transparency, I’m showing you a document that just came to me, ” Garzyk wrote on Twitter.

Among other things, Garzik is asked to disclose information about his relationship with Wright and to answer the question whether he had direct contact with Kleiman. Plaintiffs also want to receive documents relating to Kleiman, his joint venture with Wright W & K Info Defense and communication with Uyen Nguyen, the data of which were provided during the registration of the company.

The document contains questions relating to, among other things, the mining of Bitcoin in the early years of its existence, Mt. Gox, Silk Road, Liberty Reserve and the Prometheus project, as well as the cryptographer Jan Grigg, the writer Andrew O'Hagan, the billionaire Calvin Air and the owner of Roger Ver.

Wright refuses to admit his guilt and claims that all his agreements with Kleiman were verbal in nature.

“There is no written partnership agreement between Craig Wright and David Kleiman and / or W & K Info Defense Research ,” said the defense.

The 14-page address of Kleimanov to Garzik is aimed at obtaining all sorts of relevant information that the developer could learn from his years in the cryptocurrency community.

Obviously, Kleymanov’s interest in Garzik was caused by an article published in Bloomberg last November, which tells about the developer’s “personal theory” about David Kleiman.

“My personal theory is this: Satoshi Nakamoto is a Florida resident Dave Kleiman. In favor of this version says the style of writing code – this man was self-taught. And the Bitcoin developer was very, very clever, but did not have a classical programmer’s education, ” Garzika quotes Bloomberg.

Publication date 17.03.2019
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US SEC Commission: Some Stablecoins May Be Recognized to Securities



According to Valery Schepanik, senior consultant for digital assets of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the norms of securities legislation may apply to certain types of glasscoins . Reported Decrypt .

According to Shchepanik’s classification, one stablecoin can be tied to real assets like gold or real estate, the other to fiat currency, and the third to use various “financial mechanisms that support price stability.” It is the third category, in its opinion, that can become the object of close attention of the regulator.

“I came across steyblokinoy, the value of which controls a certain pricing mechanism associated with the emission, creation or redemption of another type of digital assets tied to them. Or, it is supported by control over the ratio of supply and demand in order to keep prices in a certain range , ”said the SEC representative.

According to her, if the central side controls the steakblock's price volatility, or if the buyer is promised a guaranteed income or a controlled price, such an asset can be recognized as a security.

She noted that the agency applies equally to all cryptocurrency projects. Shchepanik also emphasized that companies should contact the agency for consultation before the release of the token , and not after:

“We would prefer that people turn to us for permission or advice before they do something, rather than do something first, and then come to ask for forgiveness.”

Publication date 18.03.2019
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Japan will consolidate the rules for cryptocurrency in the category of "cryptographic assets"



The Cabinet of Ministers of Japan proposed amendments to the laws “On Financial Instruments and Exchanges” and “On Financial Settlements”. Thus, it is planned to consolidate a number of norms regulating the market for digital assets.

The Law “On Financial Instruments and Exchanges” is aimed at ensuring the transparency of markets and the safety of investors. It contains clear requirements for operations with derivatives and securities.

Several points may be added to Japanese law.

So, it is proposed to make cryptocurrency in a separate category – “cryptographic assets”. This is consistent with the definition adopted by the G-20 countries. Companies that deal with their exchange will receive the status of "agents for the exchange of cryptographic assets."

Cryptocurrency exchanges may be required to keep clients' funds in cold wallets. If for these purposes it is necessary to use the infrastructure that is connected to the Internet, then the assets should be provided with their own funds of the exchange.

Margin trading of digital assets is proposed to regulate by analogy with the markets of foreign currencies.

"In addition, cryptocurrency companies can prohibit the use of promotional materials that encourage speculation and indulge in dishonest practices (price manipulation, insider trading, etc.)."

Publication date 18.03.2019
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Ledger Nano S Wallet Receives Certificate of the French Cyber Security Agency

Ledger Nano S was the first hardware cryptograph certified by the French Information Systems Security Agency (ANSSI). Ledger is proud to announce that it is a wallet! The obtained CSPN certificate shows a third-party assessment of security, rather than taking our word for it. Read more here: […]



Ledger Nano S was the first hardware cryptograph certified by the French Information Systems Security Agency (ANSSI).

As noted in the company's blog, the process of obtaining the first level of a security certificate involves evaluating a product according to several criteria, including "firewall, identification, authentication and access, security of communications and embedded software."

“We are proud to announce that ANSSI has passed independent certification ,” said Ledger CEO Eric Larshevek. “ For Ledger, safety is paramount.”

He also promised that his company would make an effort to certify the rest of its products.

Recall, recently the French manufacturer of hardware wallets Ledger reported vulnerabilities from its competitor Trezor.

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