India: Central Bank Report States Crypto Does Not Threaten Financial Stability The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has stated that cryptocurrencies currently pose no threat to financial stability in its recent financial report, published Dec. 28.…

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South African Government Establishes Crypto Assets Regulatory Working Group A crypto assets regulatory working group dedicated to crypto and blockchain has been established by the South African (SA) government. English-language local news outlet BusinessLive reported on the development on…

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A Thailand government agency has developed a blockchain-based solution that’s set to digitalize elections voting in the country. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/thai-government-agency-develops-blockchain-tech-for-elections-voting.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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Major American Magazine Time Column Reports About Bitcoin’s Liberating Potential Bitcoin (BTC) has a substantial liberating potential, American mainstream newspaper Time reports on Dec. 28. The aforementioned article claims that “speculation, fraud, and greed in…

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The Italian government has published a list of 30 experts brought together to develop the nation’s blockchain strategy. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/italy-announces-30-experts-to-lead-national-blockchain-strategy.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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Two South Korean government ministries are exploring blockchain’s potential to bring new efficiencies to port logistics. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/south-korean-government-trials-blockchain-for-shipping-efficiency-boost.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto News…

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Indian Government Panel Suggests Crypto Dealings Should Be Illegal, Local Sources Say An Indian government panel has reportedly suggested a new legal framework within the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) that completely bans cryptocurrencies…

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Huobi Opens First Russian Office in Partnership with State Bank’s Digital Tech Center Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange Huobi has officially launched its first branch in Russia on Thursday, Dec. 6, according to a press release shared…

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Liechtenstein Cryptoassets Exchange Granted Business License by Regulator Professional traders-focused Liechtenstein Cryptoassets Exchange (LCX) has recently acquired a “business license” in Liechtenstein, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Nov. 27.…

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Bulgarian Prosecutors Detain Three Hackers Allegedly Involved in $5 Million Crypto Theft Bulgarian Gendarmerie forces and specialized prosecutors have arrested three hackers allegedly involved in stealing $5 million in crypto, Sofia-based newspaper 24 Chasa reports Monday,…

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Spain’s Finance Ministry to Inspect 15,000 Crypto-holding Taxpayers to Prevent Tax Fraud The Spanish Ministry of Finance (Hacienda) will oversee 15,000 taxpayers who have made transactions with cryptocurrencies in the last year, El País, the…

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Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange Issues Thought Paper on Crypto and Blockchain The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) has issued a thought paper on cryptocurrency and blockchain infrastructure for issuing digital assets, reportsthe Emirati government news…

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The Indian government is considering imposing a ban on what it calls “private cryptocurrencies,” according to an official release. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/indian-officials-met-to-discuss-possible-ban-on-private-cryptocurrencies/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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The UK Cryptoassets Taskforce wants to encourage the development of distributed ledger technology, according to a final report published Monday. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/uk-government-says-it-will-update-crypto-tax-guidance-by-early-next-year/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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Australia’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has told the Senate that there is better technology for every use of blockchain considered today. The agency received AU$700,000 from the Australian 2018-19 Budget…

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Australia’s Digital Transformation Agency says blockchain is hyped by firms working with the tech and still has better alternatives. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/australian-government-agency-says-blockchain-interesting-but-hyped/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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Gov’t-Owned Holding Company Subsidiary Invests in Binance’s Singapore Expansion Vertex Ventures has announced an investment in the largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance to facilitate its expansion into Singapore, according to a press release shared with…

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Gibraltar Gov’t Launches Advisory Group to Develop Blockchain-Related Educational Courses The Government of Gibraltar in collaboration with the University of Gibraltar have created an advisory group focused on the development of blockchain-related educational…

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A consultation paper for the Asian Development Bank proposes a blockchain network to boost efficiency in government procurement systems worldwide. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/researchers-propose-global-blockchain-network-for-government-procurement/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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Russian Startup to Create Blockchain-Based Copyright Network in Uzbek Capital A Russian intellectual property startup has signed a memorandum with officials from Uzbek capital Tashkent to integrate blockchain for use in copyright, Russian state news agency TASS reports…

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