Kraken is one exchange pushing back against the NY Attorney General's request for information. Jesse Powell, Kraken's Co-founder & CEO also had some harsh words for the AG on Twitter.
Amazon has introduced Blockchain Templates to their suite of infrastructure offerings within AWS. Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric deployments are both supported, and come with some blockchain management and monitoring tools.
Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures went to Washington to lobby the SEC for "safe harbor" treatment of virtual currencies that might otherwise be classified as securities. Several prominent investors from USV and elsewhere have been making public statements with this sentiment for months, but it seems that thus far, they haven't swayed Jay Clayton. This, as Andreessen Horowitz is preparing a new crypto-specific fund.
Beware: MyEtherWallet seem to be the victims of a DNS hack, causing traffic to their website to be intercepted, and funds to be stolen. Redditors reported that the attack affected visitors using Google Public DNS. The MEW account tweeted a warning on Tuesday morning.
WikiLeaks is reporting that Coinbase shut down their online store, referencing violations to their TOS. Wikileaks in turn called for a boycott of the exchange. A bit strange to me that WikiLeaks, who fled to cryptocurrency from Paypal and credit card issuers when they banned donations in 2010, would chose to run their store through a centralized entity rather than taking Bitcoin/Ether directly.
Fortune brings the full Mt Gox fiasco up to date, rehashing the history of the hack through the latest turn of events: Karpeles landing a job as the CTO of London Trust Media, the world's largest VPN service.