Saturday, November 28, 2020

Ukraine: 1st attempt at E-Voting

NEM announced that The Central Election Commission of Ukraine (CEC - Центральна виборча комісія) had made a first experiment concerning the possible uses of its own blockchain for regional and national elections. NEM platform meets Ukraine It seems that e-voting is currently on the rise these days; it is now the turn of the...

Malta: New set of regulatory framework for Blockchain

The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), the local Financial Services Authority, has recently released three blockchain and cryptocurrency bills. However, their implementation has been delayed. Cryptocurrency companies on the island are on the alert. New regulatory framework Firstly, nothing extreme should change the Crypto-Maltese landscape. The new regulations -due...

United States: 80% decrease in criminal activity via Bitcoin

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The United States Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) says criminal activity via cryptocurrencies has fallen sharply in the last five years. While bitcoin transactions are rising sharply, the currency of Nakamoto used by some criminals now only accounts for one-tenth of these transactions. Volume going up and ratio going down We remember the statement of a former US federal prosecutor. This...

South Korea: end of tax benefits for exchanges

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Eventually, after a series of events and an urgent call from the Financial Services Commission, the South Korean government announces the introduction of new changes for the exchanges of the region. “Laissez-faire” period Park Yong-jin, South Korean labor activist and politician in the liberal Minjoo Party of...

Venezuela: Petro nowhere to be seen

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Yet formally announced by the President of Venezuela in person, the local cryptocurrency, the Petro, should have been issued with, not only oil reserves as collateral, but also gold, diamonds and other commodities. A few months later, after a major issue of the latter, the record is far from brilliant: no one user, no investor and...

Bitmain: investment of US $ 500 million

The mastodonte Bitmain has announced its intention via a press release to create a blockchain data processing center and a Texas-based bitcoin mining site for $ 500 million as part of its expansion into the United States. Bitmain, unstoppable Nearly half a billion is the equivalent of last year's nominal GDP of Comoros, islands in the Indian Ocean, in northern Mozambique....

Iran: cryptocurrency may be back

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The Iranian Central Bank decides to lift the bans on cryptocurrencies by next month. This approach opens the way for new regulations for the latter in the country. Opening the same file once again: cryptocurrency Shortly before the summer, the currency of Nakamoto and all these derivatives had experienced strong moments in the Persian Gulf and more particularly in the country...

Bithumb: US$ 35 million revenue for Q1 2018

The mastodon Bithumb victim of a hack last June of $ 17 million sees its revenues approaching close to US$ 300 million with an operating margin of US$ 194 million for the first six months of this year. A hectic Q1 We remember, of course, the terrible month of June that some Korean exchanges experienced. Let's note though the security tests...

Switzerland: cryptocurrencies accepted in a 2nd Bank

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Maerki Baumann, a Zurich-based private bank, announced that it will manage the cryptoassets of its customers. In Switzerland, it is the second private bank to take this step forward. Maerki Baumann & Falcon bank Previously mentioned in one of our last articles, Switzerland, or more precisely some Swiss...

Russia: “Cryptoassets are not a threat to financial stability”

President of Russia's Central Bank doesn't want to call cryptocurrencies by their names. Elvira Nabiullina prefers the nickname "Cryptos-Things".  Last month, Elvira Nabiullina was at the recent annual international economic forum in St. Petersburg when she used this new wording. The report released on May 30 supports the statement that the volume of transactions is very small....