A New Startup Has Zooko and Naval Betting on Better Crypto Contracts – CoinDesk

If a series of high-profile vulnerabilities weren’t enough to persuade you that today’s smart contracts are insecure, a group of computer scientists that have been researching them since the 1980s just might. Announced Monday, computer scientists Mark Miller, Dean Tribble, Brian Warner and Bill Tulloh have launched a new startup, Agoric, to develop a secure, blockchain-agnostic programming … Read more

US, Canadian Regulators Launch Dozens of Crypto Scam Probes – CoinDesk

An “international crackdown” on cryptocurrency scams was launched Monday by a group of securities regulators in Canada and the United States. Dubbed “Operation Cryptosweep,” the effort was unveiled during a Monday event hosted by the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA). Its existence was first reported by the Washington Post and later detailed in releases from … Read more