Bermuda Now Accepts USDC Crypto for Taxes and Government Services
Residents of Bermuda can now pay their taxes in cryptocurrency.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.