- Coindesk reports A lawmaker in Florida introduces House bill 1357, a bill that will validate "Blockchain based smart contracts" as legally binding. Specifically, the bill states, "A contract may not be denied legal effect or enforceability solely because: 1. An electronic record was used in the formation of the contract [and] 2. The contract contains a smart contract term." Last year Arizona passed a similar measure.
- Venezuelan Parliament, aka the National Assembly, declares Oil Backed Petro created by President Nicolas Maduro "illegal". Venezualan legislator Jorge Millan said, "This is not a cryptocurrency; this is a forward sale of Venezuelan oil, it is tailor made for corruption."
- A primarily sleepy Kodak stock, receives 50% bump over last 48 hrs after announcing its intention to release KodakCoin, a cryptocurrency that enables photographers to store digital assets on the blockchain, and have a legal claim against duplication of said assets.
- Segwit2X Bitcoin fork successfully occurred on December 28th, 2017, now trading under the crypto ticker B2X.
- South Korean Minister Park Sang-ki intends to ban Bitcoin trading in South Korea, stating, there are "great concerns" over cryptocurrency trading.
- SEC suspends trading of UBI Blockchain Internet (UBIA) formerly called JA energy, which changed its name in November of 2016. The SEC states that among other reasons, they have, "concerns about recent, unusual and unexplained market activity".
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