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Can Crypto Save the Cannabis Industry?
The legal cannabis industry’s problems go much deeper than a lack of access to banking. This piece is part of CoinDesk's Sin Week.
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Crypto, Cannabis and SAFE Banking
Better banking regulation must pass, but why wait for banks to protect cannabis when crypto offers solutions today? This post is part of Payments Week.
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How Crypto Can Help the Nascent Cannabis Industry
Plus a Morgan Stanley report on Lightning Payments.
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UK Police Raid Suspected Cannabis Factory, Find Bitcoin Mining Operation
"It's certainly not what we were expecting!" one of the officers said.
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A Former Beauty Queen Raised $12M to 'Revolutionize' Cannabis. The Courts Can't Find Her
Here's how a weed-smoking model raised millions of dollars with a 2017 token sale in California, then disappeared during an ongoing lawsuit.
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Cannabis and Lending Firm Seeks SEC Permission to Raise $50M in Crypto Sale
Ceres, started by graduates of the U.S. Military Academy, recently filed paperwork with the SEC seeking permission to sell its digital token and Ceres coin.
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Cannabis Shops Are Using Zap's Lightning App During Coronavirus Cash Crunch
The Lightning Network startup now offers fiat-friendly bitcoin payment tools. Cannabis dispensaries in Colorado are an early proving ground.
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Vermont Turns to Home-Grown Blockchain Company to Track Hemp With Ethereum
Vermont state regulators will begin recording the production of hemp – a low-THC cannabis strain popular in textiles – on the ethereum mainnet this year.
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Kadena Blockchain Taps Healthcare Data Firm to Track Medical Cannabis Product
The first application on Kadena's public blockchain is a tracking platform for CBD oil.
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Colorado Could Be Next in the Race to Bank Crypto (and Cannabis)
State policymakers want Colorado to be the new Wyoming, creating friendly legislation to draw crypto companies.
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