Bill “On Digital Assets” Filed in the Duma, Disagreements Resolved

The draft-law “On digital financial assets” aimed at regulating crypto-related matters in Russia has been officially filed in the State Duma on Tuesday. Disagreements between the Central Bank and the Ministry of Finance have been resolved, according to Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseev. The CBR will have the final say in regards to the circulation[…]

Mainstream Media Reports of “Blockchain Elections” in Sierra Leone Are All Fake News

The hype around so called applications of “blockchain technology” is nothing new, as many people have successfully used it to get free publicity for themselves, riding the coattails of Bitcoin’s success. But while it so far was limited mainly to promoting ICO tokens and inflating stock prices, now it seems to have crossed a border[…]

Venezuela Recruiting Citizens to Mine Cryptocurrencies

Venezuela is calling for its citizens to build cryptocurrency mining farms throughout the country. The government has set up a crypto mining program which president Nicolas Maduro hopes will attract at least 1 million people such as university students, the unemployed, single mothers and the homeless. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With[…]

Thailand to Pass Two New Cryptocurrency Laws

Thai regulators have reportedly agreed to enact two separate laws on cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings. They will regulate crypto businesses, the purchase and sale of cryptocurrencies, as well as their taxation. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies Two Laws Being Drafted Mr. Apisak Tantivorawong. The Thai Minister of Finance, Mr.[…]