Tag: government

Apr 07 2021

Ukraine’s Civil Servants Report Owning $2.6 Billion Of Bitcoin

Apr 07 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  business government ukraine

A Ukranian government data report indicates that public officials there have declared owning 46,351 BTC, with several whales among them.According to Ukranian government data transparency provider Opendatabot, civil servants in the country have declared owning a total 46,351 BTC (worth some $2.6 billion at the time of this writing).The declarations...

Mar 30 2021

Bitcoin Has Won Over Institutional Investors: Could Governments Be Next?

When Bitcoin surged to an all-time high of $17,000 in late 2017, the cryptocurrency headlined media outlets and financial journals -- but not for the right reasons. Analysts and major institutional figureheads bashed...

Feb 17 2021

Dubai Free Zone Becomes First UAE Government Entity to Accept Bitcoin

Feb 17 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business dubai government news payments

The free zone accepts payments in bitcoin, ether and the tether stablecoin.

Feb 15 2021

Australia’s Blockchain Ecosystem Needs More Support From Regulators, Says Industry Body

Blockchain Australia CEO Steve Vallas believes the country is "well placed" when it comes to blockchain, but a bigger conversation is needed with financial regulators.

Feb 08 2021

India May Side-Step Parliament to Push Through Crypto Bill: Report

The bill would potentially kick off the development of a digital rupee while banning “private cryptocurrencies.”

Dec 11 2020

Putin Orders Russia’s Public Officials to Report Crypto Holdings

Russian civil servants must start reporting their crypto assets as the country's first crypto law comes into force in January.

Dec 07 2020

Thai Excise Department Will Deploy Blockchain Tech to Boost Tax Collection

Dec 07 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  government news policy & regulation tax tech

All three of Thailand's tax departments reportedly aim to improve tax revenue collection using blockchain technology.

Nov 24 2020

Bitcoin Critic and Economist Janet Yellen Set to Lead U.S. Treasury

Nov 24 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  government people regulations

According to the Wall Street Journal, former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen could become the next Secretary of the Treasury. President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Yellen for the position. Yellen's Vocal Criticism of Bitcoin If Yellen is confirmed, she will be the first woman to hold the position of Treasury secretary. She will also be the first person to lead three of the...

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