Archive

Tag: Regulation

Putin Advisor Announces New Blockchain Advocacy Group

The chief internet advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced the creation of a new association focused on blockchain and cryptocurrency, reports say. According to local news source RNS, Herman Klimenko revealed the new group – the Russian Association of Blockchain and…

The Simplest Way to Understand Why The DAO Was a Security

Last Tuesday night, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ended months of speculation, breaking its silence on blockchain tokens and issuing a landmark report that said a blockchain-based project called The DAO had issued securities under U.S. law. The report, however, is important…

Russia Prepares to Legalize ICOs

Russia is currently working on a regulatory framework to legalize Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), local publications reported on Wednesday. This is in addition to a bill that is being finalized to recognize cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ether. Amending Law…

Blockchain in France: A Primer on an Emerging Market

Alexandre Stachtchenko is co-founder of Blockchain Partner and president of an association created by the merger of two French blockchain startups: Blockchain France and Blockchain Lab. Blockchain Partner is at the forefront of blockchain consultation in France. In this opinion piece, Stachtchenko provides an in…

Australia Reaffirms Pledge to Fix Bitcoin Tax Issue

Australia’s government is pushing ahead with plans to solve the “double taxation” problem of digital currencies in the country. The government pledged more than a year ago to solve the policy dilemma, wherein Australian businesses are liable for goods-and-services (GST) taxes on any…