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Bermuda Now Accepts USDC Crypto for Taxes and Government Services

Bermuda Now Accepts USDC Crypto for Taxes and Government Services

Residents of Bermuda can now pay their taxes in cryptocurrency.

16 OCTOBER 2019

The expert told how the legalisation of blockchain helps the government
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The expert told how the legalisation of blockchain helps the government

‘Ukraine understands that the legalisation of blockchain technologies will help it attract new investments,” claims the co-founder of the legal startup Legal Nodes Nestor Dubnevich in his comment for LetKnow.News.

8 OCTOBER 2019

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Iranian Government Proposes Annual License for Bitcoin and Crypto Miners

Iranian Government Proposes Annual License for Bitcoin and Crypto Miners

CoinDesk has acquired documents detailing a draft proposal for new cryptocurrency mining regulations in Iran, which sources in Tehran say is well on its way toward official approval.

20 SEPTEMBER 2019

China’s Inner Mongolia to Shutter ‘Illegal’ Bitcoin Miners by October

China’s Inner Mongolia to Shutter ‘Illegal’ Bitcoin Miners by October

China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region is carrying out an inspection to eliminate “illegal” bitcoin mining operations by October, a government spokesman told CoinDesk, confirming a local report.

18 SEPTEMBER 2019

US Army Seeks Blockchain Experts Who Can Trace Bitcoin in Real-Time

US Army Seeks Blockchain Experts Who Can Trace Bitcoin in Real-Time

The United States Army Contracting Command (ACC) of New Jersey has issued a pre-solicitation notice for cryptocurrency investigation service providers.

17 SEPTEMBER 2019

Venezuelan Crypto Regulator Urges Public to Use Petro For Remittances

Venezuelan Crypto Regulator Urges Public to Use Petro For Remittances

The superintendente of “Nacional de Criptoactivos (SUNACRIP) in Venezuela, Joselit Ramírez, has appeared on national radio to encourage people to use the Venezuelan state-backed crypto asset, the petro.

28 AUGUST 2019

Saudi Arabia Warns of Crypto Scammers Posing as Gov’t Projects

Saudi Arabia Warns of Crypto Scammers Posing as Gov’t Projects

Saudi Arabia’s Finance Ministry has warned against crypto tricksters using the kingdom’s official emblem to promote tokens that purport to be tied to government projects.

21 AUGUST 2019

Moscow Blockchain Voting System ‘Completely Insecure,’ Says Researcher

Moscow Blockchain Voting System ‘Completely Insecure,’ Says Researcher

A blockchain-based system that will be used to allow Moscow residents to vote in municipal elections this autumn is very easy to hack, according to a research note from a French cryptography expert.

16 AUGUST 2019

40,000 Bitcoin will flood markets when India bans crypto – Zebpay CEO

40,000 Bitcoin will flood markets when India bans crypto – Zebpay CEO

The head of Zebpay – formerly India’s largest exchange – estimates 40,000 BTC will flood markets if India bans crypto outright.

9 AUGUST 2019

China’s central bank seeks to accelerate the development of its ‘legal digital currency’

China’s central bank seeks to accelerate the development of its ‘legal digital currency’

China's central bank said that it will accelerate the research and development of its "legal digital currency", according to a statement issued by the People's Bank of China today.

3 AUGUST 2019

Huawei CEO Calls on China to Create a Rival to Facebook’s Libra Crypto

Huawei CEO Calls on China to Create a Rival to Facebook’s Libra Crypto

Telecommunications giant Huawei’s chief executive has said that the time is ripe for China’s government to preempt Facebook’s Libra.

28 JULY 2019

Apple Co-Founder ‘Woz’ launches blockchain company in Malta

A new company based on blockchain and focussing on energy efficiency, EFFORCE, will be based in Malta with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak investing in and co-founding it.

20 JULY 2019

Brazil Requires New Diplomats to Know About Blockchain and Crypto

Brazil Requires New Diplomats to Know About Blockchain and Crypto

The Brazilian diplomatic academy, the Rio Branco Institute, will now require that candidates have knowledge of cryptocurrencies and blockchain, Cointelegraph Brazil reported on July 8.

9 JULY 2019

Trading Bitcoin Is Illegal in Iran, Central Bank Official Warns

Trading Bitcoin Is Illegal in Iran, Central Bank Official Warns

Buying and selling cryptocurrencies like bitcoin (BTC) is illegal in Iran, a senior government official declared, according to a report by local news agency Tasnim News on July 8.

8 JULY 2019

Iran seizes 1,000 bitcoin mining machines using subsidized power

Iran seizes 1,000 bitcoin mining machines using subsidized power

Iranian authorities have seized about 1,000 bitcoin mining machines in two abandoned factories, state television reported, after warnings that the activity had led to a spike in consumption of government-subsidized electricity.

29 JUNE 2019

Cryptocurrency Adoption Is Highest In These 5 Countries

Cryptocurrency Adoption Is Highest In These 5 Countries

When we think of cryptocurrency adoption, we often assume that South Korea, Japan, or the United States take the lead. Not so, according to the latest results from Statista.

23 JUNE 2019

Dubai Government and UAE Bank Unveil Blockchain-Based Mortgage Platform

Dubai Government and UAE Bank Unveil Blockchain-Based Mortgage Platform

The Dubai Land Department (DLD), the real estate arm of the Executive Council of Dubai, has partnered with UAE-based Mashreq Bank to release a blockchain-based mortgage platform, according to a report by The National on May 28.

29 MAY 2019

Volodymyr Zelensky shared his plans on blockchain

Volodymyr Zelensky shared his plans on blockchain

Today, May 23, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky spoke at the iForum 2019 conference, mentioning the blockchain technology during his speech.

24 MAY 2019

Peru sets its eyes on blockchain to fight government corruption

Peru sets its eyes on blockchain to fight government corruption

In a country where corruption scandals regularly grab headlines, Peru is turning to blockchain technology for political and economic hope.

7 MAY 2019

Japan’s Finance Minister Urges Reporters to Adopt New Legal Term ‘Crypto Assets’

Japan’s Finance Minister Urges Reporters to Adopt New Legal Term ‘Crypto Assets’

Japan’s Minister of Finance and deputy prime minister Taro Aso has urged reporters to stop using the term virtual currencies and switch to the newly-proposed legal name crypto assets.

25 APRIL 2019

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