カテゴリー: Government

Report From Within Shut Down Zimbabwe: A Government That’s Crippled Its Own Economy

Report From Within Shut Down Zimbabwe: A Government That’s Crippled Its Own EconomyA shutdown of the internet by the Zimbabwe government this week, in an attempt to quell deadly protests, ended up achieving the exact opposite result – a total shutdown of the economy, including key public services like health and education. Also read: South Africa Wants to Mandate Registration of Crypto Service Providers Miscalculating Government Paralyzes […]

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7 Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges Pass Government Security Inspection

The South Korean government has released the results of its security inspection of cryptocurrency exchanges. Only seven of them passed all 85 of the inspection points. Fourteen previously-inspected exchanges still have not improved and 17 new crypto exchanges did not meet security standards. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations […]

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Deploying Censorship-Resistance to Uphold Decentralization

Deploying Censorship-Resistance to Uphold DecentralizationThis piece on censorship resistance was written by Jonas Sevel Karlberg. Karlberg advises several prominent projects and is a co-founder of the Nordic Blockchain Association. He is also the founder and CEO of Amazix. *** Governments have attempted to control ideas and information for nearly as long as the internet has existed, but the old social […]

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South African Officials Create Regulatory Working Group Dedicated to Cryptocurrencies

South African Officials Create Regulatory Working Group for CryptocurrenciesThe Minister of Finance of South Africa, Tito Mboweni, explained in a letter on Jan. 2 that the region’s government has created a regulatory working group dedicated to cryptocurrencies. According to Mboweni, the working group includes representatives from multiple South African agencies and aims to produce a comprehensive regulatory response to the growing digital asset […]

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Hive Criticizes Norwegian Government Amid Concession Cuts to Miners

Hive Criticizes Norwegian Government Amid Concession Cuts to MinersHive Blockchain Technologies has published an update regarding the company’s response to the Norwegian Parliament’s recent approval of a legislative bill that will restrict cryptocurrency miners from accessing the tax relief on electricity consumption available to other power-intensive industries. The release criticizes the government’s “unilateral” move to suspend the subsidy without consulting with representatives of […]

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Italian Government Selects 30 Representatives to Develop DLT and Crypto Policy

Italian Government Selects 30 Representatives to Develop DLT PolicyItaly’s Ministry of Economic Development recently published a list of the 30 individuals that the Italian government has tasked with developing the country’s regulatory strategy with regards to distributed ledger technology (DLT) and cryptocurrencies. Among the individuals are alumni of the United Nations, the European Parliament, the European Commission, and the Italian Chamber of Commerce. […]

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Following the Crypto-Anarchist Dream: 3 Reasons to Reject KYC and AML

Last year, crypto KYC and AML requirements came bursting onto the scene with thunderous applause and approbation. Many traders felt like the ICO sector was rife with scammers and con artists. In this sense, they believed there would be redemption through government. The scammers and hucksters would go to prison for defrauding investors and all […]

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Switzerland to Relax Laws to Accommodate Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Startups

The Swiss government has announced a new legislative approach to blockchain regulation in an official report. The document recognizes the technology as one of the most important recent developments for the financial sector in stimulating the country’s economy. Also read: How Bitcoin Companies can Legally Operate in Switzerland A Swiss Innovation Paradise According to the […]

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Report: Indian Government Panel Submits Crypto Recommendations

Report: Indian Government Panel Submits Cryptocurrency RecommendationsThe Indian government panel appointed to recommend cryptocurrency measures has reportedly submitted its report to the country’s finance minister, suggesting a new legal framework for cryptocurrencies. The actual content of the report has yet to be announced publicly. Industry participants weigh in on speculation about the report’s content. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, […]

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Chatter Report: Pompliano Praises Bitcoin Performance, Antonopoulos Says Death Spiral ‘Unlikely’

Anthony Pompliano: Bitcoin "Best Performing Asset”, Andreas Antonopoulos: Bitcoin Death Spiral “Unlikely”In today’s Chatter Report, we explore the different ways crypto influencers have been responding to the low prices of 2018. Some are unfazed like Anthony Pompliano, who still believes that bitcoin is the best performing asset. Others are reassuring like Andreas Antonopoulos, who has been busy addressing concerns about bitcoin being in a death spiral. The rest […]

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